As Covid-19 appears like an unwelcome guests putting on his coat and heading out the door, travelers, and the rest of the world, wait in anticipation for him to be truly gone. However, as the future is still a bit tenuous, the road to normal needs to be navigated carefully. Safe alternatives to rushing back to the workplace seem to be on many meeting notes across the country.
Sticking to remote work where one’s spare bedroom becomes the backdrop to important business meetings is becoming quite passe. So, a new company has arisen which offers a compromise between the isolation of remote safety and the indulgence of immersive luxury within the realm of remote safety. FlOasis is a booking platform that will allow workers to perform their tasks from practically anywhere by connecting consumers (in this case, workers who are tired of working out of their homes) with local, domestic and international destinations for the ultimate in bleisure (a combination of business and leisure). Their current properties are mainly in Europe, but plans are underway to expand to nearly every region of the world.
FlOasis’ motto is “Live and Work at your Best,” and it’s true. The stays are curated to meet the tastes, preferences and passions of the client while maximizing the client’s work potential. Imagine conducting a meeting from a room in the high Alps, or taking an important call while lounging in a villa in Syracuse, Italy, or finishing a report as the gentle Portugese wind carries the aromas from the garden into your office. This innovative concept is due to the collaboration of its founders, Kristina Kutan (Co-founder and CEO) and Lola Casamitjana (Co-founder, CMO and CCO).
In addition, Elie Casamitjana serves as Co-founder, investor and advisor, to round out the team. All three share passions for travel and communicating with people. With a wide range of cultural experiences under their belts, these three sought to transform the work experience, especially challenging considering the difficult landscape the world has faced over the past year and a half.
FlOasis works with guesthouses, farm stays, co-living, and hotels, all of which have been tested and approved for safety, work accommodations, wifi, amenities and rich, surrounding cultural experiences. The team realizes that it is equally important to succeed in one’s business as it is to connect with others, reflect upon your own consciousness, and sometimes unplug from the frenetic schedule we too often set for ourselves.
Other locations within the FlOasis portfolio include Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Norway, Morocco and Croatia. The FlOasis team asked 200+ remote workers what experiences they needed to be most productive and content in their work. The answers fell into the following categories: Chill (rest/treat yourself), Authentic (feeling one with nature), shared (co-living, retreats), Active (sports & activities), Focus (ideal for getting things done), and Personal Development (places to grow and learn). These responses consistently help the FlOasis team to expand their business while meeting the needs of their clients.
Covid certainly forced the world to work in a new way. FlOasis is giving the world a new way to work.