The “digital nomad village” project was carried out in Portugal’s autonomous region – Madeira. Madeira, like most destinations in the world, faced a slump in tourism during the pandemic.
To help fix this, the regional government turned to the digital community in NomadX.
NomadX plans to open a pilot project in Pipa, which is located in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. The pilot project is scheduled to run from Nov. 1 to at least the end of April.
The digital nomad village in Madeira was launched in February 2021, and it was aimed at promoting workspaces, accommodations, and networking events to remote workers and digital nomads looking to change scenery after being in lockdown for a year.
Brazil plans to have a similar project after it found the financial injection of the project appealing. Goncalo Hall, the founder of NomadX, predicts that the project will generate $36 million annually for the community in Pipa.
To conclude, remote work is becoming popular, especially after Covid-19 forced people into a lockdown. Some of the factors that have seen the popularity of remote work rise steadily are flexibility and increased productivity.