Asian countries have always been the top choice of remote workers all over the world. The cost of living is relatively cheap, the food is varied and fresh, and the weather entices many people to choose a coliving space on this continent.
For digital nomads who would like to immerse themselves in a country thriving with nature and culture, Laos is one Southeast Asian country you can consider. The coliving trend is still fairly new to this country but you’ll find a few establishments throughout the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, or PDR. The locals say that PDR stands for “Please Don’t Rush”.
If you want the city life that’s close to other remote workers and travelers like you, then you’ll find a variety of coliving spaces in the country’s capital, Vientiane. The capital houses the country’s most famous national monument — That Luang. It is considered as Laos’ symbol of nationalism.
After work, you have a plethora of sightseeing opportunities and adventures to choose from. Tourist attractions often include temples, French colonial buildings, the Mekong river, and other nature-centric spots. This landlocked country is just a few hours away from countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, and it is easy to head to your next coliving destination by train, bus or plane.
Fun facts about Laos:
- Laotians are said to be the highest consumers of rice, even referring to themselves as “luk khao niaow” or “children of sticky rice”
- The traditional Laotian iced coffee is served with a large amount of condensed milk and placed in a plastic bag, not a cup!
- The country has a nationwide curfew at midnight
- There’s no ocean in the country since it’s landlocked but you’ll find thousands of other islands nearby and Laos has many beautiful waterfalls.
- French influences can be found throughout the country
- Laotians hold large-scale water fights on New Year as it’s considered as a blessing
- Laos has a quiet ambiance that’s perfect for digital nomads who want to escape a busy and urbanized setting
With Laos’ vibrant culture, chill ambiance, and proximity to other Southeast Asian countries, it’s an absolute haven for digital nomads looking for both adventure and a laidback coliving lifestyle.