Remote working

The pandemic has accelerated the trend for remote working and with it, the shift in lifestyle in favour of rural settings. Within this context, the more remote parts of Spain turn out to be perfect places for remote working. And they’re doing their best to attract new residents who want to combine working from home with life in tranquil and quiet surroundings.

Remote parts of Spain attract remote workers

Quality of life and tranquillity have risen to the top of our priority list since the advent of Covid 19 and where better to find them than in Spain’s remote villages? And at the same time, help alleviate the exodus of rural inhabitants, suffered all over the country. It’s estimated that there are around 1,360 municipalities in Spain with less than 100 inhabitants, all feeling the effects of depopulation.

One way of reversing the trend and satisfying the new lifestyle demands is to equip the village for remote workers. The Welcoming Village for Remote Workers scheme has done just that and all its members bring together the right ingredients for working from home in a rural setting.

Participating villages have a decent internet connection, essential for remote working and have some sort of coworking space. Many offer accommodation options and all have a welcoming buddy whose role is to make remote workers feel at home in the new village.

Work and accommodation on offer

Other villages in Spain have a different offering, although they share the common aim of attracting new residents to halt their depopulation. These municipalities offer employment opportunities and can provide land and accommodation for newcomers.

Requisites for remote working in Spain

In order to live and work in these remote parts of Spain, you need to fulfil certain conditions. The first and foremost is to be an EEA citizen or have a valid residence permit in Spain.

There are several visa options for residence in Spain, although none are currently valid for non-EEA remote workers. However, a draft law is underway – you can read about the remote workers’ visa in Spain here. https://costaluzlawyers.es/blog/remote-worker-visa-in-spain-at-draft-stage/

If you’re considering remote working in Spain and would like help with your paperwork, get in touch with the expert team at Costaluz Lawyers. We’ll be only too happy to help.

Maria Luisa Castro

Director and Founder
María founded CostaLuz Lawyers in 2006 and is the Firm’s Director. María is registered Lawyer number 2745 of the Cadiz Bar Association and is licensed to practice in all areas of law throughout Spain. Working closely with her team, María has developed the firm into one of the most highly regarded and trusted Spanish Law Firms acting for English-speaking clients with legal problems in Spain. We’re here to help. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.
 

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