Happy, balanced developers write better software than harried, jet-lagged ones.
From our home office, nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee, we have everything required for a developer to be connected and productive, a ten-second commute time, and zero stress. In our experience, almost all of the development work we do can be done from here.
Consequently, clients who do not require the developer/architect to be on site are rewarded with a significant (20%) reduction in our rate. Also, there are usually no expenses involved in remote work, which is another major savings for the client that can go into things like more development time.
Clients who require the developer/architect to work on-site pay our full rate, and must additionally cover expenses associated with the engagement, including but not limited to: airfare, trains, cabs, car rentals, parking, fuel, tolls, meals, and laundry.