The term “digital nomad” has become increasingly popular in recent years, referring to individuals who use technology and telecommunications to work while globe-trotting.
With the rise of remote work, an increasing number of tech-literate individuals are seeking the freedom to live and work from anywhere on the globe, thus creating the need and subsequent rise in the popularity of co-living spaces worldwide.
Co-living spaces are designed to serve as a platform for community and connection for individuals far from home. These spaces typically have comfortable living areas, workspaces, and shared amenities like kitchens and laundry facilities.
They usually also host events and meet-ups designed to foster social connections among residents.
For digital nomads, co-living spaces offer a perfect blend of community and flexibility. Rather than feeling isolated and disconnected while traveling, they can meet like-minded individuals, network, and learn from one another.
Here is a list of five such facilities that Forbes magazine finds worthy of mention:
1. Sun and Co.
Sun and Co. co-living and co-working is top on the list, located in Javea, Spain. When established, it was the first of its kind on the Mediterranean coast and is currently geared toward hosting digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and remote workers.
The winners ‘nomad co-living’ category at the Co-living Awards (2021 and 2022), Sun and Co., focus on fostering a healthy work-life balance for dwellers.
The facility is a 19th-century structure previously used by one of the founder’s grandparents located three kilometers from the closest coast.
Room rates start at $42 per night for a quad room (four sharing), with a minimum booking period of 10 days.
They also offer double rooms, which start at $58; single rooms at $83; and premium rooms at $105.
2. Mokrin House
Next on the list is Mokrin House, a co-working and co-living space in remote, northern Serbia.
Mokrin House provides a range of chic rooms: from private suites to shared rooms and 5* premium rooms, which have won awards for their interior design.
They also have a wellness center, lots of outdoor space, and over a dozen bicycles on location.
At Mokrin House, the price for single occupancy starts at $49 per night onward.
Unsettled was founded in 2016 by Michael Youngblood and Jonathan Kalan and centers in Indonesia, Italy, Spain, and Thailand.
Individuals (or teams) can subscribe to curated retreats, workations, or adventure experiences.
One-week packages (including activities) start from $2350.
With Roam, digital nomads can make the world their office. Residents are encouraged to participate in workshops and events to help them learn new skills and connect with others.
They are currently renovating and will publish updated details on their website soon.
Another popular co-living space that made the list is Outsite.
This co-living facility has a vast network of facilities across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The primary focus at Outsite is on providing customers with a comfortable and productive workspace while offering opportunities to explore the local area and meet new people.
Room prices start at $30 per night. They offer two membership schemes: yearly ($149) or lifetime($399), which give access to various discounts and privileges.