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1 Month Coliving in Santa Cruz // Leo Widrich of Buffer Shares His Photo Journal

Meet Leo Widrich, co-founder of the popular social media management company, Buffer, a completely location-independent team.

Meet Leo Widrich, co-founder and former COO of the popular social media management company, Buffer, a location-independent team (read: Buffer goes 100% remote).

During his one-month stay at Outsite Santa Cruz, Leo discussed with us how Buffer evolved as a distributed team – and you might be surprised to learn it wasn’t necessarily on purpose. Being able to move around and do work from wherever each employee chose was a natural by-product of company culture.

Leo and his co-founders made the decision to go remote so that employees could live and work from the places where they were happiest.

As Leo puts it, “to find where you are happiest, you need to go and explore."

Leo supports Outsite because we help build communities of digital nomads worldwide, and combat lonliness on the road. Buffer encourages employees to find these communities and create social experiences.

In order to share with other nomads what the experience of community on the road looks and feels like, Leo generously decided to share pictures of his time with us in Santa Cruz with you, the Outsite reader.

 

Coliving Santa Cruz

Goofing off in front of the Outsite house with new found friend Patrick

Coliving Santa Cruz

Surfing with friends at Pleasure Point

Coliving Santa Cruz

Leo gets to work in his wet suit

Coliving Santa Cruz

The Surfing Museum near Steamer Lane

Coliving Santa Cruz

Swanton Berry Farm (Britt, Outsite’s House Manager, LOVES this place!)

Coliving Santa Cruz

Sunset near Steamer Lane

Coliving Santa Cruz

Another sunset at Getchell Cove

Coliving Santa Cruz

Another sunset at Mitchell’s Cove

Co-Living in Santa Cruz

Afternoon at Natural Bridges

Coliving Santa Cruz

Surf session with Leo and Patrick

Coliving Santa Cruz

Post-surf carnage 

Coliving Santa Cruz

The best chicken and waffles at Discretion Brewery

Coliving Santa Cruz

Capturing waves

Coliving Santa Cruz

Work session at the Outsite coworking space

Coliving Santa Cruz

Watching whale watchers 

Coliving Santa Cruz

BBQ during the Startup Surf Bus

Co-Living in Santa Cruz

Leo improving his skating form

Ready to start your nomadic adventure? Join us at any of our locations worldwide, and you might just bump into Leo himself!

Words: Annie Brown // Outsite & Buffer Documentarian

Photographs: Outsite & Leo Widrich

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