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No matter how affordable the destinations we talk about are, the simple fact is: You can’t live anywhere for free…

But what if you had an income that went with you? An income that could give you the freedom you need to just pick up and go?

You could spend half the year in your own cottage on the beach… work in the mornings and snorkel and relax in the afternoons.

With this kind of flexibility, it doesn’t matter where you’re based. That means you can travel whenever you feel like it. You could rent a place in Paris or Quito for a month or two of vacation, work from home a few days a week and spend the rest of your time enjoying the city.

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From the Archives of Fund Your Life Overseas

Rent in Thailand’s Royal Resort Town for $500 a month

Rent in Thailand’s Royal Resort Town for $500 a month

Beach Living
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September 30, 2015

“The main attraction is the beach. People don’t come here to do stuff, they come here to relax,” says Canadian Robert Stanley, owner of Bobby’s Bar & Restaurant, a popular expat gathering place at the south end of the Thai beach town of Hua Hin. With a population of around 90,000 people, Hua Hin (pronounced “Wha Hin”) is around a three-hours’ drive south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand’s west coast. The country’s royal beach resort for almost 100 years, Hua Hin is also home to a community of between 3,000 and 5,000 expats.

A Daily Commute Down the Beach

A Daily Commute Down the Beach

"I get to be barefoot all day," says Sylvia Miller from the beachfront in Roatan, Honduras. I'd die if I had to be inside a cubicle!" The 43-year-old from Haliburton Village, Ontario lives on West Bay Beach in Roatan. Her "workplace" is a bohemian enclave in the sand facing the ocean with small peace flags hanging over the open stairway leading onto the deck. And she's loving the vibe.

Enjoy a Beach Home and an Easy Income in Panama

Enjoy a Beach Home and an Easy Income in Panama

Bill Brown wanted a beachfront property. When he decided he needed a change from his teaching job in St. Louis...a home on the beach was his dream. But where could he find beachfront property that would be affordable? He conducted internet searches on the best countries to live in before he settled on Panama. He was intrigued by the culture.

A Writer’s Life in Ecuador…or Anywhere You Want

A Writer’s Life in Ecuador…or Anywhere You Want

The sun is out and brilliant blue skies with white fluffy clouds—that you can almost touch—overlook my morning jog next to the Yanuncay River. The linear trails, three blocks from our condo, are immaculately groomed with colorful flowerbeds and towering Eucalyptus trees that give off a familiar scent reminiscent of my childhood in California. Along the way fellow joggers greet me with "Buenos Días."

Castles, Gardens, Food Festivals…and a Paycheck at the End

Castles, Gardens, Food Festivals…and a Paycheck at the End

One of my favorite things about Ireland is its festivals. Then, of course, there's the castles...and the gardens...and the music...and the people... I started out by researching my Irish ancestry and now I've been guiding tours to the island for 18 years. It's a natural calling for me and I picked it up really quickly. Anyone can do it.