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Ep. 39

Relocation of remote workers

What are the possibilities of changing your citizenship as a remote worker?

After being fully nomadic for years, Pieter Levels decided to relocate to Portugal. Many nomads and remote workers were interested in the process, so he founded Rebase - a relocation service for remote workers. Starting with immigration and tax services for Portugal, they are moving onto Mexico.
In this episode, he shares insights from his relocation process and how Rebase can assist other remote workers with the same plan.
Topics we discussed:
  • The process and difficulty of building Rebase
  • Major trends in the nomad community
  • Working on a big vs small company (indie projects vs VC funded startups)
  • The rejection of creativity in modern society.
Find the full transcript here.
Stay tuned for the next episode with Per Borgen from Scrimba on building software remotely.

About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Pieter Levels

Nomad List, RemoteOk and Rebase
Pieter is the creator of Nomad List and RemoteOK, one of the biggest communities of digital nomads and remote workers online. He recently launched Rebase - a relocation service for remote workers. "I travel to work from anywhere, bootstrap side projects into open startups and only own what fits in my backpack."
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