An article from Huffington Post says there’s a growing trend of telecommuting to work from cottages or winter homes.

Telecommuting is the idea of using the internet and phone to work from home rather than commuting to the city for your job.

The My Haliburton Now Newsroom spoke with Haliburton County residents and cottagers to see how they feel about the trend.

According to an interview with Huffington Post, Brad Henderson the president and CEO of Sotheby international says that he has seen interest across the country, including Torontonians moving to Muskoka to avoid the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Melissa Tong, of the Haliburton Highlands Young Professionals Network, says “if I can work from home and still be paid city wages, heck yes” and Emily Stonehouse an employee of the Haliburton School of Art and Design says that “I wouldn’t like it though because the reason I’m here is to actually be here. I like being involved in the community.”

Scott Mcilveen, a cottager in the area says, “Yeah, I would live in Haliburton if I could work from home.”