My digital nomad family is headed to our next adventure. Housesitting in Denmark!
We’re wrapping up our time in Split, Croatia, this week. It’s been two months. This location has been amazing for the proximity to the Adriatic Sea, the depth of history right next door to our apartment, the (mostly) decent weather (especially for winter), and the frugal opportunity to stay in Europe.
Cafes for drinking coffee and hanging with friends.
If you’re a digital nomad family (or solo) there are plenty of cafes for working, but the main thing I’ve noticed … cafes are for socializing with friends and not working here! Croatians take their coffee and cafes seriously, and they’re filled with people actually making eye contact and talking – not working or looking at phones.
So, though we worked in cafes, alerting everyone that we are obviously not locals, it was not the norm here. I appreciate that part of the culture – love it, but as nomads, we love and need a place to work that’s not always our apartment.
Co-working in Split?
Before we arrived I reached out to a local co-working space but they closed for the winter, and they’ll reopen after we leave. More nomads should come to Split, Croatia though, because it’s not in the Schengen Area and it has fairly decent weather for a European winter. Plus? It should be reiterated… cheap!
Split for family world travel.
I highly recommend Split as a great family-friendly travel location that doesn’t break the bank.
For example, delicious pizza (huge slices) for $1.50 each, coffee in a cafe with a view of the sea for about $1.50 (and only about a buck for fresh coffee more inland).
Our digital nomad family saw an opera, Norma, at a gorgeous theater in town and it was cheap! Our 3-hour affair with great box seats cost us about $50 total – for the three of us.
Even spending two whole months here, we barely scratched the surface. We’ll definitely come back. For example, this adorable restaurant – there are so many cafes and places to try!
Time to move on… Housesitting
Although the weather turned to sunny and mid-60s this week, I’m ready to visit Denmark. Split is starting to get more crowded, and I’m ready for a better equipped kitchen (you know how AirBnBs can come ill-equipped – to be fair this is one of the nicer ones, but I need a better knife!).
When we go to Denmark we will be housesitting (learn how to get started housesitting here!). It’s our third time doing this for them. We get to take care of their 4 dogs in a rural part of Denmark. One of the best parts? The gourmet kitchen with super sharp knives!