How I Became a Nomadic Worker

Since 2006 I’ve been working without an office – traveling and exploring the hidden nooks in my own city in search of the creative inspiration I could never find in an office job. What I found while on the road was so much more.

What I discovered overturns the very notion of the so-called work/life balance we strive for. Through sheer determination over time, I honed in on what makes working without an office not just possible, but an entirely more whole life filled with adventure, creative productivity and the slow life I longed for.

My name is Chris Lorensson. I’m a husband, father, designer, writer and cyclist. This is the true story of how I became a nomadic worker.

Book Overview

This book is unique—that’s why I’m calling it a “topical autobiography”. It’s absolutely an autobiography, but it’s written strictly from the perspective of nomadic working. True to the title, it is how I became a nomadic worker. As you might imagine, it contains both personal stories as well as information about nomadic working. There’s a little bit of “how-to” type stuff in there, but mainly it’s a story. I’ve been told that it’s an “easy read”, and that’s how I meant it to be.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 978-0-9571428-9-3
  • Pages: 283 (print), 191 (PDF & eBook)
  • Publisher: Published by Nomadic Working; an imprint of Upptäcka Press
  • Finish: Perfect bound, soft cover.

Why this?

The most common question I’m getting is when will you release a proper “how-to” book? I’m getting there :) I decided to start with more of a story format because it’s easier to write and – because there are so many people starting with nomadic working now – I wanted to provide something that would be accessible and inspirational. For you seasoned nomadic workers, this is a book to read for inspiration, for down-time, for dedicated breaks and so on. I hope that it will also inspire you to see a the “long journey” of your own, and be inspired to continue in it.

Book Design

As you all know, I’m a UX Designer. As some of you know, I got into UXD after starting in print design, and then moving into web design. My days in print gave me a strong appreciation for solid, accessible typography, and this book reflects that. In the paperback version, you will find large, readable fonts, lots of white space, and solid readability. The way I see it is if I’m going to kill trees, I better do it really well. I don’t like printing books, and this audience is particularly tech savvy, and so I encourage you to purchase a digital version. (But if you must, you’ll have a great experience in print.)