Living for any amount of time in a foreign country can be incredibly enriching to your life and the lives of your family. Interested in making another country your “part-time home”? Here are a few ways you can provide yourself the perfect situation to access and enjoy some foreign environments!
Look into Special Visa Programs
Your time abroad can be brief if you just want a taste of the world abroad. Do enough digging, and you can find work opportunities that fit your skills set and needs, across the globe! Special visa programs - more commonly called “Golden Visas” - are the key to getting residence in a country. They essentially permit an individual to live in a specified country as a “full resident” with citizenship rights, under the commitment that they will contribute economically to that host country. This visa allows individuals the opportunity to study or work in that country and receive health and security benefits.
Buy a Second Home
Maybe you are more interested in getting a secondary home for holidays and long vacations. Buying a second property is another way you can give yourself access to a home away from home, any time you want! Keep in mind, however, that maintaining that home and keeping it secure while you are in your primary residence may require some hired outside assistance. There are other forms of housing that you can look into that would require less additional maintenance… Buying a condo might be a better option because they are managed by an HOA. Make the safety of your location a primary concern of your house search, so that you can feel confident in your second home’s security while you are there and away.
Go In On a Timeshare
Finally, a popular option for people wanting reliable access to a vacation home but not wanting the purchase and maintenance costs, is a timeshare! Go in on a timeshare deal with others who are in the same boat as you—you can work out a schedule that functions best for everyone, and get a fabulous getaway for a fraction of the cost of total ownership. Rather than leave your lodging-luck up to the availability of AirBnB’s, give yourself the comfort and “hominess” that will make every vacation all the more relaxing.
There are more ways than fancy vacations to see the world. Be sure to explore your options the same way you want to explore the world! Take advantage of whatever means you can to make more than one country your home.
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