In a society that for too long has emphasized the notion that being “successful” means showing up every day to a 9 to 5 job, sitting at the same desk, and living life like a cog in the machine, the idea of taking a different, less structured path can seem daunting, if not unacceptable by conventional standards.
At Galavant, we strive to encourage people to look beyond that limited lifestyle and realize the value in taking the leap into remote living. The Covid-19 pandemic has already begun a shift in the way most people work and think about work. As a result of this transition, the future of location independent employment looks bright, with a 2019 report on the State of Remote Work by Buffer concluding that “remote work is here to stay.” The survey of nearly 2,500 remote workers found that an overwhelming 99% said they wanted to work from home, at least some of the time, for the remainder of their careers. The concept of living first and working second is becoming normalized (finally!). More people are taking control over their work-life balance by capitalizing on the freedom and flexibility that working remotely allows them.
But why is forming a community so essential to remote working? As a team of people who have personally lived the nomadic lifestyle, we know firsthand how rewarding it can be to globe trot, explore different cultures, taste different foods, to breathe life in. We also know that without a well-established community of like minded travelers, life on the road can be lonely and isolating. Real, meaningful human connection is vital to a successful remote work lifestyle.
Galavant is a resource for remote workers to help connect them with a like minded and like-lifestyled global community. This mobile app serves as the ultimate resource for location independent workers. It creates a space for travelers to connect for professional and social purposes. Looking for a graphic designer to collaborate with on a project? Or a sports lover you can catch a wave with after work? Galavant connects people who are choosing to live life on their own terms and provides them with the opportunity to form meaningful, lasting relationships, wherever they are in the world.
So here’s how it works: start by creating your profile, connect with people who share your values and interests, and search for cool places to work from. Filter for your preferred criteria such as gender, age group, profession, work style, work environment, or work type to make finding your coworking companion less overwhelming than crowded travel forums or awkward meet ups. Once you’ve hit it off, explore the map to find your ideal place to meet, work, and connect. Galavant’s map feature includes a variety of coffee shops, cafes, and remote working locations throughout the world, making the remote nomadic lifestyle easier than ever. Users can also indicate globally where they have been and where they’re going. This inspires conversation around trading tips, information, and the possibility of meeting up along their journey.