These are the entrepreneurial adventures of a coder who left everything behind to live in the forest in a tent to write code.
"My forest adventure lasted for five months, until the sun got to weak to charge my laptop. Then I spent four months in the Costa Rican jungle - still coding (and taking care of some horses and bananas). Nowadays I enjoy the freedom of coding where I want to, thanks to setting forth in the first place."
"Even dough it was over two years ago I left for the forest, I'm still not done. Getting a startup up and flying is a lot of work and takes a lot of time. We also have not set the bar low for our selves."
Was it necessary to live in the forest to code?
No, but it was necessary to go all in.
"100 People Doing Extraordinary Things (2014)"
"An Entrepreneur Retreats Into a Swedish Forest"
– New York Times (19.06.2013)
"Davy Crockett of entrepreneurs finally unveils mysterious startup"
– Upstart Bizjournals (10.06.2013)
"I Quit My Job to Live in a Tent and Write Code"
– Mashable (11.06.2013)
"Nature’s Code: Seeing The Forest Through The Trees"
– Nature.org (20.06.2013)
"Forget Silicon Valley, coder Thomas Backlund pitches tent (and start-up) in a forest"
– Metro UK (13.06.2013)
"Homeless-By-Choice Entrepreneur Is Launching His Startup From The Woods"
– Co.Exist (10.06.2013)
"Entreprenör hjälper djungeldjur med it"
– Dagens Industri (30.07.2015)
"Thomas har skogen som kontor"
– Det Digitala Livet, Aftonbladet (01.07.2015)
"Skogsliv med Thomas Backlund"
– Morgonpasset i P3 (14.10.2013)