Our presentations at Barcamp Ghent

Yesterday at Barcamp Gent we gave a presentation about our trip and a second one more specifically about ‘lifestyle design’ Don’t be rich, Live rich – One year on the road – The good and the bad View more presentations from nomadznu A Crash Course In Lifestyle Design View more presentations from nomadznu


Being an urban nomad, my standards are clear. I want quality. Quality of life. A well-balanced mix of experiences. Not the most expensive stuff, only the most interesting. An unexpected thing from time to time. Unique experiences without living the same over and over again. I want design, but not without meaning. Good food and nice places to hang out. One day I might sleep in a luxurious design hotel. The next one on a free couch. Not one without the other.

The Future is Now

The people from Urban Station in Buenos Aires asked me to write a column for their eMagazine. A sneak peak below… Most people want to be rich. Not so much because of the money, but because of the freedom it brings along. We’d like to be able to work where and when we’d like. To travel to far away places, to count experiences instead of paychecks, to live rich & create boldly.

The Holstee Manifesto

Not sure where I read about this one first… It’s called the Holstee Manifesto and it’s just plain beautiful. Read and be inspired!

Inspiration Series – 03

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Lifestyle Design by Jan Van Mol (AddictLab)

In a series of guest blogpost we want to feature some interesting people who we think are a beautiful example of lifestyle designers. The first in line: Jan Van Mol is the owner of Addictlab, a creative laboratory uniting creatives from all over the world and over 30 disciplines. Jan has been called a concept king, a brand guru, a renaissance man, a pioneer in the creative industry by the international press. And on top of that, we think he’s a beautiful example of a lifestyle designer. So we are... Read The Rest →

Inspiration Series – o2

In this video – that has been around for a few years now – Steve Jobs shares 3 stories from his life. He talks about the importance to believe everything will turn out fine, to follow your intuition & inner voice instead of blindly following the well known paths. About how negative experiences & failures can end up to be the best thing that ever happened to you. And about ‘death’ being the single best invention in life. If you haven’t seen the video yet, go and watch it –... Read The Rest →

Inspiration Series – o1

For those of you who haven’t seen the ‘Last Lecture’, in the series ‘inspirational’, this one couldn’t be left out! If you haven’t seen the video yet, please try to do so. For the South African people amongst us — screw bandwidth! Just watch the video, it’ll give you something more essential than bandwidth in return — the feeling of being alive.

Being a geek is sexy, but in the end it’s all about the lifestyle you know.

It’s true that so far we have featured a lot of technical posts. And it’s also true that without these digital solutions, our Location Independent Lifestyle would be simply impossible. But think again if you believe this journey is only about technology. It is about LIFE, and how to design it; how to create a lifestyle that brings the most joy, happiness and content to life. Because, hey! Open your eyes! Most of us are getting lost in what is known as “9 to 5”; in what is supposed to... Read The Rest →