This is what Swedish programmer Thomas Backlund posted to his new blog on March 21:
I’ve quit my job.
I’ve quit my apartment.
7:th of May I’m moving out into the Swedish forest to live and work from a tent.
I do not know for how long.
There I’m gonna code om my startup idea.
I have a laptop, battery pack, solar cells and mobile broadband.
Here is the tent that he is working out of:
Backlund has two Brunton Solaris 62 panels, which can be easily rolled up for transportation.
Bacon, eggs, and a little java (both coffee and code) by the lake. Not a bad way to spend the summer.
It will be interesting to see how this goes and to hear how forest-coding works out for Backlund. If he pulls this off, we could see a large exodus of coders moving to the woods next summer to work. If you're going to be hunched over a keyboard for 80 hours a week, why not do it next to a beautiful lake/meadow/bubbling brook?
Swing over to ThomasBacklund.com to follow along on his wilderness coding adventures.
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