Brisbane has become a trendy hotspot for remote workers looking for coliving arrangements in Australia. It’s known for a distinctive Queenslander architecture style historically made from timber. Remote workers covet communities living in the Queenslander style residences, and coliving makes it more affordable. You’ll find that many Brisbane residences are constructed with stilts—that’s because Brisbane is built on a flood plain and experienced a major flood as recently as 2011. Most residents in Brisbane live in houses rather than apartments, and it’s considered quite normal for digital nomads to rent homes for short-term or long-term stays, but most choose a specific coliving space so they can meet other like-minded people. You’ll encounter lamingtons here — after all, Brisbane is where they were invented. Lamingtons are treats involving sponge cake, chocolate, and coconut. The city has a relaxed pace compared to other environments, but still offers plenty to do. You may also enjoy shopping on Queen Street. Long before Queen Street was a trendy hub for shopping, it was a barracks for convicts shipped off to Australia from Europe. Over a thousand convicts lived there in the 1830s.
Fascinating facts about Brisbane;
- Brisbane is a pro at hosting world events. It’s hosted the Goodwill Games in 2001, The 2003 Rugby World Cup, the 2014 G20 Brisbane Summit, World Expo 88, and the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
- During World War II, Brisbane was an active submarine port. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Brisbane housed over 75,000 American troops and transformed into a repair facility for American naval vessels.
- Brisbane’s City Hall is the largest in the country. It has an observation platform you can visit to get a grand view of the entire city.
Are you interested in exploring this quirky, modern city? Brisbane is a fantastic, adventurous opportunity awaiting remote workers looking for a thriving community and coliving spaces.