Remote Year: Lisbon Accommodations & Workspace

Accommodations

Pros

  • Very residential (which I liked)
  • Apartment had historic charm, but was updated
  • Living with three other people meant a big living room for hosting
  • There was an apartment of 5 above us so we had a good group for dinners and hanging out. There was always someone who was down to walk together somewhere or go somewhere together.
  • My room had a couch in it which was great for when a friend visited.
  • Had a washer, which was clutch
  • Had blow driers in each bathroom (2 bathrooms for 4 people)
  • One mid-month cleaning

Cons

  • Up a big massive hill (pro if you want a good workout!)
  • Not a ton of restaurants and bars around us
  • We had some problems with the shower leaking, clogged kitchen sink, etc. because it’s an older building, but RY was more than accommodating and helped us fix everything in a timely manner.
  • The couch in the living room was strange and the cushions wouldn’t stay upright (lol).

Workspace

WIP Lisboa Coworking

Pros

  • In a great area with lots of ships, restaurants, cafes, etc.
  • Trendy/very new
  • Multiple rooms (I only show the main room in this video)
  • Great rooftop for yoga
  • Cozy couches with warm blankets line one wall – great for a much needed snooze.
  • Kitchen upstairs with free coffee

Cons

  • The main room got crowded/noisy at times
  • We share the space with a hotel and there were a lot of strange rooms (like the deck in the photo above was reserved for hotel guests only – but then we weren’t allowed to eat inside, so we had to sit on the level down in the courtyard – just like really? Come on.)
  • The rooftop locked at 7 pm which was kind of unreasonable and people definitely got locked out up there and had to legit climb the building parkour-style to get down.
  • The internet in the silent room (not in video) where you couldn’t talk (my preferred room for working) didn’t work for me (worked for others), so I could never be in there.