Are you too warm and dry in a sunny climate somewhere?
Would you rather be somewhere cold and wet for a few months?
I'm doing the opposite. South East Asia, here I come.
So if you'd like to look after my city centre man cave in Plymouth, while I'm away, there's:
- 200 Mbps fibre internet (Virgin Vivid) wired and WiFi and a big laser printer
- a king size bed sorta stuffed into a king sized cupboard, but very comfortable.
- another less comfortable, smaller but still double, fold up bed.
- 2 large desks (one has a nice 27'' Dell monitor on it)
- 4 sofas
- a kitchenette (combi mw oven, electric hob, fridge & freezer, beer fridge, coffee machine). the kitchen is stocked with everything required for cooking and eating.
- an outhouse and a (private) outdoor shower with plenty of hot water and good (but just less than great) pressure.
- an old rusty mountain bike in perfect working order. - feel free to try and break it.
Downstairs is basically a large (unheated) garage with some sofas, a telly and the kitchen. Upstairs is a large room with the bed, office and sofa.
I pay only about £450 for all this luxury (bills included) but I'll still have to pay it while I'm away, so if you want to make me an offer to cover some or all of that to use it in that time, get in touch, propose a number, promise not to trash my place.
Despite the wet and cold, Plymouth actually has a great scene for nomads. There is/are:
- many good quality cafe's with high speed internet and reasonably priced, tasty fodder.
- several colo office spaces (including thinqtanq, which is nicely informal and only organised when they absolutely must be) if you need ambient noise
- plenty of nightlife within walking distance of my place. It's a university town so take your pick between student digs (Mutley, North Hill and campus pubs), the Barbican (pubs, wine bars, restaurants), and Union Street (dodgy nightclubs)
- a great yoga studio is only a 10 minute walk away. My ex runs it. It's a great place.
- Dartmoor (a big national park/wilderness where trekking, bouldering and wild camping is allowed and encouraged) is a 30 minute bus ride away (or you could peddle the bike up in an hour or so)
- the sea. a new years eve midnight swim in Plymouth Sound is actually a popular way to ring in the new year. There's also lots of sailing, diving, coasteering and all manner of watersports going on all year round. It might be cold but it's only water.