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9 to 5 without the drive

Date Posted: October 7, 2021

Working from home, computer and desk

Working from home (WFH), may have started as a COVID-19 nightmare, but it’s quickly become the semi-retiree’s dream. While seemingly daunting and unfamiliar at the beginning of 2020, it’s since become the ‘new normal’, and many have discovered the range of benefits WFH has to offer.

Baby boomers in particular have welcomed the new WFH norm with open arms! It’s perfect for those who aren’t ready to retire fully but want to prioritise their time differently. Working from home is working for semi-retirees since it offers greater freedom and flexibility and allows people to enjoy a better work-life balance. Making the move to a Downsizing Community can enrich your semi-retired WFH experience and be the first step toward transforming your life.

Here are just some of the benefits of WFH in a Downsizing Community: 

Skip the morning madness 

When you decide to work from home, you’ll spend less time on the road and more time in relaxation mode. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do in your newfound free time. In the mornings, there’s no need to skip breakfast when you skip the commute instead. You can enjoy a fresh brew while you catch up on the latest headlines or even go for a quiet stroll around your beautiful community. Not only will you have more time to do what you enjoy, you’ll love how much more relaxed and focussed you feel when you skip the peak hour pandemonium. 

Own your office 

Many Downsizing Communities offer modern homes with specially designed office spaces. Having a dedicated home office allows you to easily separate your workspace and your relaxation space. No more working on the dining table or in the living room means no more distractions and interferences. Another bonus of having your own home office is that you are in charge of the space. From choosing your own décor and furniture to setting the thermostat just how you like it – you’re the boss. 

Location, location, location 

Working from home gives you the freedom to live wherever you desire. Do you dream of living near the beach, but your office is in the city? Or maybe a nature filled landscape is your fantasy? With Downsizing Communities in a variety of picturesque pockets around Australia, the opportunities to make your sea change or tree change are boundless. 

Connected to more 

Another benefit of working from home in a Downsizing Community is the access you’ll have to a number of state-of-the-art facilities. Plenty of Downsizing Communities offer libraries with computer access and free Wi-Fi as well as meeting rooms and function spaces. So next time you have a presentation or meeting you can’t do from home, your new boardroom is just a short stroll away. 

Check out our extensive range of blogs to discover all the benefits of making the move to a Downsizing Community. 

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