Digital Nomad Key Beliefs & Customs
Always buy food and drink at the establishment you're camping.
If you must take business calls in a public place, be concious of your affects on those around you, always use headphones, and if you're going to be on a long call, head into a hallway or outside.
Do not stream or download movies or files on shared cafe or shop networks and ruin business by bogging down the network.
When camping a cafe, don't use all of the sockets. Only power your device below 15% power, and once you're over 80%, unplug if others are around.
When in a foreign place, always respect the local law and culture.
At minimum, know common phrases in the local tongue. When learning to speak the local tongue, be courteous and polite to those who are willing to help you. Don't ruin the the location for other nomads by making yourself a target for troublemakers or disrespecting the kindness of others.
When settling in a small cafe or shop, do not take up more space than you need, other nomads need space too. Your work tools should take up only the space in front of you and your bag should be under your chair or table.
Help your fellow nomads whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday. Watch their stuff when they leave for the bathroom or go to get coffee, they'll return the favor.
Limit your work to 2 to 4 hour periods, and take breaks to go outside. This keeps you healthy, and the network lightweight. It also let's other people take your seat to support the cafe.
Do not settle in the same place for more than a couple days at a time and when you choose a camp, look for small businesses instead of chains— they need the support.
Always respect your settlement. Leave your camp as clean or cleaner than you found it, and never leave refuse behind.
Try to stay clean and take showers daily. Dress and cleanse for the job you have.
If you sense danger for yourself or your fellow nomads, make it known to the authorities and then community. If a settlement is ruined for other nomads or known to be unfriendly to them, label it so using the proper symbology.
Never make trouble for your camp. If you're tired, frustrated, or off your meds, stay home.