The world’s first Digital Nomads-in-Residence programme took place in Dubrovnik from April 23 to May 23, 2021. The event, organised by the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Saltwater Nomads, and Total Croatia News, brought ten international digital nomads from all over the world to spend 4 weeks as guests of the city, with the aim of working together with the city and the local community to co-create a strategy to help Dubrovnik position itself better as a digital nomad destination.
The DNIRs received free accommodation, as well as a free co-working space at Lazareti, close to the historic old town. As part of their commitment, the DNIRs took part in 4 design-thinking workshops each Friday, together with representatives of the city, tourist board, local community, to co-create that strategy.
Total Croatia News followed the DNIRs through their 4 weeks, with a series of video interviews at various stages of the project. Enjoy them in full in the embedded videos below.
But first, meet the winners:
And the 10 one-minute video applications which convinced the judges:
TCN conducted some videos at various points in the project:
Ron Tardiff from USA, currently living in Budapest.
Kelsey Kay Love from Texas, currently living in Los Angeles.
Alyssa Isogawa from California, currently in Spain.
Rob Schubert from the Netherlands, currently living in Estonia.
Albert Cañigueral from Barcelona.
Kaisu Koskela, from Finland, currently living in Gran Canaria.
Charlie Brown from UK, currently travelling around Croatia.
Zoltan Nagy from Hungary, currently living in Tenerife.
Carolyn Zelikow from USA, currently living in Stari Grad on Hvar.
Vanessa Anderson from Croatia, currently living in Bol on Brac.
On the last evening, the nomads came together for a drink and a chat with their thoughts on an action-packed 4 weeks. Two group interviews:
Exit interview – Kaisu, Kelsey, Charlie and Vanessa
Exit interview – Ron, Rob, Albert, Zoli and Alyssa
You can learn more about the Digital Nomads-in-Residence program on the Saltwater Nomads website.