Manuel is a graphic designer and I (Sophie) am an illustrator. We work on the road with "laptop based offices", meeting new cities and people every two or three months. Maybe we'll settle down, one day, but for now we are enjoying being on the road around the Europe and US.
Since we're not in vacation, but working remotely with our Paris offices and world-wide clients, one very important point for us is to have a strong, reliable and dedicated internet connection with a physical access to the modem-router — which must be located inside the place we rent. Neighbour-shared connection or 3G keys do not suit or needs at all ; we have daily video and conference calls, and need to upload our work (photoshop, sound and video files).
On average, a standard DSL broadband is enough. Nonetheless, we need to check this and that's the reason why we ask you to do a very quick and simple test using speedtest website.
Hope we'll have the opportunity to meet you.
NB: When we contact you, we contact other hosts as well (on average 50% of properties marked as available for a given period... just aren't). Then, we have to wait for most hosts answers to understand what our real options are, and then make our choice. Therefore, after our very first mail we usually will respond to you with a delay. If you're an "early bird responder" you might wait a bit (24 to 48 hours) before hearing about us again.
We always answer to the people we've contacted to get them informed, and this as quick as we can.
In the meantime, feel free to ask if you want more detail about us.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Sophie and Manuel
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