Teleworking on wheels: the motorhome sector also wants to attract remote workers
The generalization of teleworking is here to stay, and there are already many those who try to profit from the possibility that thousands of people can work where they want. Since cities that are positioned to attract remote employees with good connections, workspaces and climate, like MalagaEven small towns in emptied Spain that offer tranquility and affordable housing, the options are beginning to multiply.
But Why go to live in one place when you can be in a different place each week? That is the question that some companies in the caravan sector want remote workers to ask themselves, for whom they are beginning to design products and services.
The first to offer caravans for teleworking in Spain was the rental company Indie Campers, which launched in October a subscription plan for months, and with a maximum of one year, designed for people who work remotely. The Portuguese company explained in a press release that requests from people who wanted to carry out their work from a motorhome had grown by 66% during the summer, which is why they decided to create this service.
Other companies in the sector in Spain, such as E-Vans or Yakart Autocaravanas, joined Indie Campers shortly after, although the latter do not have a specific service for teleworkers at the moment. Both companies launched advertisements inviting remote workers to use their long-term rental vehicles and services.
From the Spanish Association of Industry and Commerce of Caravaning (Aseicar), however, they are cautious. The employers of the sector believe that, for the moment, the idea of teleworking in caravans in our country has not caught on and they do not know the real route they have the Indie Camper, E-Van and Yakart Motorhomes initiatives.
Specific models for teleworking
Manufacturers, for their part, are also beginning to join this trend with the market launch of new models specifically designed for teleworking.
Nissan introduced a few weeks ago a van, the Nissan NV350 Office Pad Concept, qwhich incorporated a complete office in the back. Small in size and made up of a chair, desk and coffee maker, it is mounted on a removable module that allows working outdoors. Its great drawback is that it does not incorporate a bathroom. The Japanese manufacturer has not specified whether the vehicle has its own internet connection.
And a few days ago the American company Airstream, a classic of caravan manufacturers, announced the launch of the Flying Cloud 30FB Office, a very complete trailer that does not lack a detail of habitability and which now has incorporated a small office.
The work space on this trailer consists of a desk with several drawers, a wheelchair that can be slid under the table, and hanging storage cabinets with LED lights at the bottom. Regarding access to the network, has an antenna for mobile connection through which it is possible to access the Airstream internet service, with different subscriptions that can be contracted for periods of time ranging from one month to one year for prices between 25 and 325 dollars. It also allows the connection of independent operators.
For the rest, it incorporates all the equipment of the leisure models of this range: satellite TV, fridge, microwave, oven, toilet, shower basin and space for up to six people to sleep.
What’s to come
The caravan market is wide and offers multiple possibilities, such as we already have in Xataka. The manufacturers they have been incorporating multiple technological aspects for years to increase the comfort and efficiency of these vehicles, from solar panels to projectors to watch movies and spa, through modules to have a nice terrace or extra living spaces when parking.
Therefore, it would not be surprising that in the coming months more brands launch new models oriented to teleworking. They would only have to modify some of their caravans or trailers, as Airstream has done with the Flying Cloud 30FB Office, which is nothing more than a remodeling of the Flying Cloud, intended entirely for leisure.