Marketing nomad Dylan Basile of Tree Tribe got my attention at the 2016 Nomad Summit when he presented on his eco-fashion company with a passion for sustainability. Since our meeting, Dylan has had a challenging year. At the time of this interview, he’s coming off a 6-month battle with dengue fever, which is a debilitating mosquito-borne disease he contracted in Thailand.
In this episode, we talk about the transition to a nomadic work life, leaving Vancouver’s rainy season, the ins-and-outs of social media strategy at Tree Tribe, as well as the most difficult psychological and physical trial of Dylan’s life—dengue.
I was so inspired by Dylan’s passion for the good work at Tree Tribe, and his resilience through the last half year. I hope you think so too!
“I think it was the shock of being told I couldn’t go back to Chiang Mai and the whole digital nomad community, but I’m getting better and excited to go travel again.” – Dylan Basile
- The Nomad Summit 2016 experience in Chiang Mai [1:15]
- A successful experiment in becoming location-independent [3:10]
- How Dylan unfortunately became the dengue expert [10:52]
- A second bout of dengue nearly cost Dylan his nomadic lifestyle [19:52]
- The mission behind Tree Tribe’s eco-fashion brand [25:40]
- An amazing goal to achieve… Planting 40,000 trees!! [29:39]
- Tree Tribe’s 4 core values: Nature, Adventure, Travel, and Community [30:30]
- How Tree Tribe customers and fans show their love of the product through social media [33:04]
- Why Tree Tribe agrees that giving back is worth a cut into the bottom-line [44:05]
Dylan Basile’s Talking Points:
- Find out more about The Nomad Summit 2016 in Chiang Mai
- Get a copy of the 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
- Dylan’s favorite café Warung Ocha in Badung, Bali
- Check out Buffer, a social media planning site with all locale-independent employees
- Listen to Fabian Dittrich’s experience with malaria on the LAT podcast
- Tree Tribe’s planting partners: Trees for the Future and Eden Projects
- The 2015 Impact Report from Trees for the Future
- Patagonia and 1,200 other member businesses donate 1% of their annual sales to sustainability initiatives as an earth tax to 1% For the Planet
- Read Let my People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia
- Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: A web series that defines newly invented words for strangely powerful emotions
- Connect with Dylan Basile:
- Connect with Tree Tribe:
Sometimes life doesn’t go how we plan. Dylan was on top of his game when dengue fever changed everything. When life takes away choices, how can you stay positive and passionate like Dylan?