If you’re eagerly ticking all of these boxes, there’s a chance you’ve come across Chanel Cartell & Stevo Dirnberger’s free-spirited project ‘How Far From Home’. Good for you, it’s ace. All of you, who haven’t, heads up! Over the past 15 years altogether, the couple from Johannesburg worked in creative advertising and branding industries and enjoyed what you might call ‘the good life’: family, friends, great and steady jobs, shiny cars and a beautiful home. However, their lives seemed to have navigated them into a dead end. Everything felt a little too set, a little too perfect, with too much routine and too little challenge. So they decided to sell everything they own, set out into the big world out there, seek the adventure and fuel their creative needs. Or to make it short: Two creatives. One wanderlist. Zero reasons to stay home. And because they can’t just live off their adventures & experiences alone, Chanel and Stevo signed up for Workaway, which allows nomads like them to stay abroad and work four to five hours a day on different tasks in exchange for accommodation and food. Pretty clever! So for now, they’re going to be working on a husky farm in the Arctic Circle, a scenic Swedish campsite and an Italian dog training facility near Florence. I’m pretty sure, that is the good life, really. Have a smashing time guys, I’ll follow your journey from here. Let me know if you’ll ever pass by! It’s 13.638 kilometres from home!
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