Modern technology offers work flexibility, for example to operate a London-based business from a renovated pigsty in Le Marche. Put an end to journey time and expensive fuel to simply walk paces from home, to a personalised stone pigsty nestling in the sunshine with spectacular views of the Monti Sibillini mountains. Itís not just a change of beat but a different lifestyle, just waiting to be explored in this lovely region of Italy, with easy connections to international destinations from Ancona airport and daily low-cost flights to London.
Enjoy an aperitivo in the piazza of a nearby mediaeval hilltop village before a performance in the exquisite eighteenth-century theatre or dinner al fresco, rather than commuting from a congested polluted city. Or take a leisurely stroll along the sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast before contemplating freshly caught fish at one of the many open air tavernas. The hassle of the daily grind of commuting, another world.
Many farmhouses in the area have a pigsty. Sometimes they are converted into a guest suite or a studio for painting, pottery or yoga. The possibilities are endless, all adding to the increasing popularity of working from home in a green environment amidst the gently rolling countryside, where the local people are friendly and the area is unspoilt by tourism.