What does it take work remotely?
Well a laptop (alternatively a Tablet and keyboard) and a internet dongle with appropriate speed is a first. Choose the service provider with good connection all over the country.
Then the attitude of being able to work alone. You have to send message, email and call up people and be ready to do that.
Then a time management/ planning system. You have to be able to push yourself to work even when you don’t want to. This is big.
Then do whatever you want. Travel, engage in things you want or just exercise. The biggest problem you will face is how to manage all the free time you get.
It’s not that it’s especially hard to convince the superiors, it’s hard to convince yourself to work remotely. To work alone without help and not having any gossip. Can be very uncomfortable to many people.
I say jump, and then you will be able to swim.