Published on September 11, 2020

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has quickly become the new normal—some companies have even decided to let their employees work from home permanently. Which means people around the country are realizing that their makeshift offices are in dire need of a change-up. One solution? Airbnb

The online vacation rental marketplace reports that guest reviews mentioning “remote work” or “work remotely” since the start of the pandemic have tripled from the same period last year. Hotels are jumping on the trend, too: Hyatt recently launched Work From Hyatt, where guests can book special packages designed for remote work. If you’re getting tired of your dining table–turned–Zoom conference room, check out our favorite listings, below—a change of scene could provide all the inspiration you need.

The One With the Scenic Zoom Background

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Log on to your virtual meetings with Montana’s Whitefish Lake in the background and you’ll land that promotion in no time. Not to mention the sunset views after hours are worth every awkward Zoom goodbye.  

The One With the Perfect Desk

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If you’re in the Windy City and need a change of scenery, look no further. This Wicker Park condominium boasts multiple places to work (if you’re feeling luxurious, the leather couch, or if you want a breeze, the bistro table on the porch); floor-to-ceiling bookcases (even if you don’t read, your bosses will think you do); and, most important, a greenery-filled desk for when you really need to grind.

The One With the Natural Lighting

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Contrary to popular opinion, working from home in Los Angeles can’t always happen from the beach, but how about in the heart of the Santa Monica mountains? With wood-lined walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, your Zoom reflection will never look better. Oh, and did we mention there’s a chicken coop?

The One Where You Can Comfortably Cowork

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If you’re visiting New York City or just hoping for a change of pace, this Brooklyn loft has plenty of room for you and a partner to comfortably work. Set up at the dining table, at the counter, on the sofa—or even in the checkerboard bathroom.

Introducing Domino’s new podcast, Design Time, where we explore spaces with meaning. Each week, join editor-in-chief Jessica Romm Perez along with talented creatives and designers from our community to explore how to create a home that tells your story. Listen now and subscribe for new episodes every Thursday.

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