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Tess Pawlisch, right, has been living nomadically in and out of Airbnbs in Tulum, Mexico, since October. Courtesy of Tess Pawlisch Tess Pawlisch worked in San Francisco for the last four years. But this year, Pawlisch has found herself writing work emails, holding team meetings and taking client calls from hotel rooftops, hammocks and beaches in Tulum, Mexico. “I decided to do something new and went to Tulum, one of the few places really open right now but still lovely,” said Pawlisch, a communications professional. “After a pandemic and being in San Francisco for so long, I just wanted something that was easy and beautiful.” Pawlisch is part of a wave of working professionals who have ditched their apartments for a nomadic lifestyle, taking advantage of their companies’ decisions to support remote work throughout Covid-19. Many of these professionals have left their home cities and are now bouncing around from Airbnb to Airbnb. “These jobs can be exhausting at times, but at least they can be while looking at blue skies in 80 degree weather,” said Pawlisch. This growing lifestyle trend comes at a perfect time for Airbnb, which went public on Thursday. Airbnb shares quickly jumped to more than twice their $68 initial public offering price . Shares of Airbnb closed at $139.25 on Friday, giving the company a market value of $83.2 billion on a non-diluted basis. It’s now worth almost as much as online travel stalwart Booking , which has a valuation of $85.6 billion, and […]