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My coliving spaces list

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

People have been asking me more and more if I could recommend a coliving for them so it starts to make sense to create my very own list. Places I have been to and loved. Nothing less, nothing more.


In no particular order:


Destination Coliving


Residential Coliving

 

SWISS ALPS COLIVING SPACE


Swiss Escape

Keywords: Nature & outdoor activities lover at any season. Traditional village life. Cheese, wine, chocolate. Small cozy community.

Type: Destination coliving Location: Grimentz Village, french speaking part of Switzerland (but English is the language of the community) - Everything can be done on foot + 5 min walk from the gondola. Size: 2 chalets next to each other. Up to 15 ppl. Average 6-8 Access: worth it ;-) A couple of hours by train+bus from Geneva airport but Swiss public transports are amazing and the view is breathtaking. Price range: Depends on season and type of room. From 249 Eur/week for a shared bed (2 ppl in the room) in the low season to 349 Eur in the high season (Winter) - Also single and double rooms are available. https://www.ourescape.co/book-swiss

Minimum stay: 1 week

Average stay: 3 weeks When: all year long Activities: season based.

  • Winter season starts around mid-November - ends mid-April: skiing and snowboarding of course, snowshoe hiking, sledding, eating fondue and drinking mulled wine, and lots of board games with the community!

  • From April to the end of Sept: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, tennis, mini golf...eating raclette on the balcony, cow and Marmotte spotting...

Community set up: 1 community manager on site encouraging group activities and exchanges. Focus on business and skills sharing. Coaching services available by co-founder Fanny. Founders Haz and Fanny are digital nomads themselves and are usually visiting a 3-4 times a year. Communication tool: Whatsapp. Can I volunteer as a Community Manager: Yes absolutely - Minimum stay is 1 month https://www.swissescape.co/work-with-us

Cleaning: Once a week on weekends. Shared and private rooms. Pet friendly: no Kid friendly: no I have been there: July 2022. I work with them: yes I did, for 2 years. Booking: https://www.ourescape.co/book-swiss Webiste: https://www.ourescape.co/swiss-escape


podcast episode about starting a coliving in Switzerland

Listen to Fanny's episode on The Humans Inside The Pods to learn more about her story and how Swiss Escape was born.




 

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE


Chateau Coliving

Key words: French countryside - Castle life - historical area - french (sea) food and wine lover Fun & eclectic community.


Type: Destination coliving Location: Picauville, Normandie, France (but English is the language of the community) - Not far from the D-day beaches or the famous Mont Saint Michel. Size: A chateau and a manoir! Up to 30 guests at once, usually around 20. Access: worth it ;-) -A few hours by train from Paris. Then you can organize pick up from the station with the team. Possible to rent a car to get around on day trips. The team also rents out the chateau car and you can always carpool! Price range: Depends on the type of room. There are also family apartments in the Manoir across the park. From 350 Eur/week for a budget room to 550 Eur for a deluxe. https://chateaucoliving.com/book/

Minimum stay: 1 week

Average stay: 1 month

When: Feb-April -- July-October/November Activities: yoga is included. You can borrow bikes, walks in the forest, hikes, historical tours, day trip to the beautiful coastal towns (Honfleur...), eat french food, boardgames, themed parties, hide and seek in the chateau, horse riding on the beach... Shared meals to chip in for, sunday crepes are included, weekly family meetings, skillshares...

Community set up: 2-3 community manager team on site encouraging group activities and exchanges. The team does supermarket runs twice a week so people can pre order their food. Founder Katia is on site several months a year. Communication tool: slack. Can I volunteer as a Community Manager: Yes absolutely - Minimum stay is 3 months.

Cleaning: Once a week. Shared and private rooms. Pet friendly: yes, read the dog policy here. Kid friendly: yes, read the kid policy here.

I have been there: Yes! I work with them: yes - Since Jan 2022


Listen to Katia's episode on The Humans Inside The Pods to learn more about Chateau Coliving's story.



 

GREEK ISLAND COLIVING SPACE


Greek Escape*


Key words: greek island life, gorgeous villa, infinity pool, greek food, small cozy community, amazing views, indian summers, self care.


* Please note that Greek Escape changed location in 2023 - This is about the 2021-22 location but the concept remains the same. Type: Destination coliving- Seasonal (Only open for individual coliving from November 1st to march 31st) Location: Plakias, Crete, Greece (but English is the language of the community)

Size: 2 gorgeous villas next to each other. Up to 14 people. Access: Plakias is situated in the southern part of Crete in Greece and within a bay. It is located approximately 100km away from both Chania and Heraklion airports. Price range: All rooms are ensuite. Option of double, single or shared. From 210Eur/week to 360Eur/week. https://www.ourescape.co/book-greek

Minimum stay: 1 week

Average stay: 1.5 month Activities: Pool, beach, market, discovering Chania's many delicious restaurants and cafes, exploring the beaches around Chania, hiking, wine, honey, oil tasting, game nights, bbqs, masterminds... Focus on business and skillsharing. Coaching services available by co-founder Fanny.

Community set up: 1 community manager on site encouraging group activities and exchanges. Co founders Haz & Fanny often spent 2-3 months there. Communication tool: Whatsapp. Can I volunteer as a Community Manager: Yes absolutely - Minimum stay is 1 month. https://www.ourescape.co/work-with-us

Cleaning: Once a week. Shared and private rooms. Pet friendly: No Kid friendly: No

I have been there: Yes! (in their first location in Chania) I work with them: I did for 2 years.


 

BULGARIAN COAST


Burgas Coliving

Key words: beach and city combo, very active community life, amazing for wine & beer lovers, historical place, lots of workspaces option including outdoor.



Type: Destination coliving Location: Burgas, Bulgaria (but english is the language of the community) Great spot for a 'Visa run' for non European who can only stay in the EU for 90 days as Bulgaria is not in Schengen.

Size: A large former communist bath building fully rennovated. About 20 guests. Access: 25 min drive from the airport, 20 min from the city and the beach. Very affordable cab option. Price range: Different type of rooms (ensuite, double, single) - From 30 to 40 Eur/night https://burgascoliving.com/pages/book/

Minimum stay: 1 week

Average stay: TBC

When: all year long Activities: beach, visits of towns around, exploring the bulgarian cuisine, hiking, movie nights, game nights, bbq nights, ine and beer tasting by the owners (beer brewer), massage skillshares...

Community set up: Katya and Tony the owners are the heart of this new community. With their two labs. They host cooking classes, beer tasting and pretty much anything you want to do. Communication tool: Slack Can I volunteer as a Community Manager: Yes absolutely - they are now recruiting! Get in touch directly with Tony and Katya https://burgascoliving.com/pages/explore-5/

Cleaning: Once a week. Shared and private rooms. Pet friendly: yes Kid friendly: I do not know actually



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Spanish Countryside


Anceu Coliving


Keywords: Rural coliving - Nature & Local Rural impact. Outdoors, cheep, dog-friendly, cooking together and local integration.






Type: Destination coliving Location: Anceu, Galicia, Spain (but English is the language of the community) - Size: Up to 28 guests at once, usually around 15. Access: worth it ;-) You can fly to Vigo, Santiago de Compostela or Porto. Read more here. Then you can organize pick up from the station with a friendly taxi driver. Price range: Depends on the type of room. From 175 Eur/week for a shared room to 450 Eur for a private flat. https://anceu.com/book/

Minimum stay: 1 month

Average stay: 2/3 months

When: April 1st to September 30th. Activities: take part in projects to support the village community, take walks in the forest, hikes, attend or host workshops, join activities with locals, plan day trips to the beautiful surrounding villages and traditional restaurants, play board games, host themed parties, musical evenings, prepare shared meals every night, join family meetings and skillshares...

Community set up: 1 community manager on site in addition to the owners who live next door, encouraging group activities and exchanges. Communication tool: Whatsapp and slack.

Cleaning: Once a week. Shared and private rooms. Pet friendly: yes. Read this first. Kid friendly: unsure.

I have been there: Yes! March 2023. I work with them: No


Listen to Agustin's episode on The Humans Inside The Pods to learn more about Anceu's story.




 


British Countryside


Life at Selgars

Keywords: Seasonal coliving - Nature & cozy slow life. Old British mill. 2h from London. Fire circles, land art, walks, and cooking together.

Type: Destination coliving Location: Uffculme Village, Devon. Southwest of England - Size: 1 main Mill house with 9 bedrooms, 6 toilets/bathrooms, large shared kitchen and living space, laundry room and coworking space. 1 lodge with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and shared kitchen/living space. Up to 25 people. Usually around 10/15. Access: worth it ;-) 2h by train from Central London. You can walk to the village. Car is recommended if you wish to explore further. 40 min walk from the train station (taxi available). Price range: From 200 pounds/week for a shared bed (between 2 and 4 ppl in the room) to 400 pounds for a private double room - Bathrooms are shared. https://www.selgars.org/lifeatselgars

Minimum stay: 2 weeks

Average stay: 3 weeks

When: Dec-April

Activities:

The activities that we do together will depend on who is in the house. There are so many things we can do: movie nights, book club, accountability club, game nights, yoga, morning walks, and language courses… it only takes one person to lead and that could be you! Remember our motto: don’t ask yourself what the community can do for you, ask what you can do for the community. And if in doubt, Give. What you can take for granted is:

  • 2 potlucks a week (or more, last season we ate together every single night!)

  • Dog love

  • Yoga with Adriene or Fidji online

  • Curiosity Thursdays (you'll see)

  • Exploring the surroundings together and even day trips to the beach

  • End of stay Selgars Diploma

  • some rain and cold weather. Swedes say "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing". Pack appropriately. We will do ugly sweater competitions and start fires together.

  • Also some absolutely gorgeous days.

  • Some freeloaders (we host spiders, squirrels, birds, and even the occasional sheep and deer on the property).

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Community setup: There is no Community Manager at Life at Selgars. You are of course welcomed and shown around and there are some guidelines and ground rules but everything else is in your hands. See this as a wonderful opportunity to try what you never dared to do. We offer you a canvas and a panel of open-minded people ready to cheer you on. Communication tool: Slack.

Cleaning: Once a week shared spaces. New sheets and towels every week if needed. Pet friendly: yes, but let's talk first. Kid-friendly: not dedicated to kids, open to talk about it. I have been there: I run it. Booking: https://airtable.com/shro6N13jfGWLeNB6 Webiste:https://www.selgars.org/lifeatselgars



Listen to Yello & Zoe's episode on The Humans Inside The Pods to learn more about their experience at Selgars.








 

Heart of Stockholm


K9 Coliving

Key words: Self run community, belonging, one of a kind, shared living, urban & close to nature, eclectic community, self awarenes and exploration.


Type: Residential coliving Location: Stockholm. Central location (Ostermalm) Size: Former 4 stories hotel. About 53 residents. Access: Easy peasy. City center. Walking distance to pretty much everything. Close to subway stations. Price range: Depends on the type of room (shared, private, single, double...) From about 600 euros a month up to around 1500 euros month.

Minimum stay: 6 months. Preferably 1 year.

Average stay: about 2 years.

Activities & Community set up: skillshares, painting, potery, hiking, climbing, movie night, game night, dinners, brunches, parties, yoga, concerts...This is a residential coliving. It is a home for all of these 50+ people. People are not nomads but mostly locals and expacts. Being a self run community anything that happens is by the engagement of the community members themselves. There is no community manager. Each new resident is invited to join a team that helps the house to run smoothly and the community meets once a month to discuss any potential improvement or challenge. Communication tool: Slack

Cleaning: Couple of times a week for the shared spaces, every second week for the private rooms.

Pet friendly: On case by case basis Kid friendly: On case by case basis

I have been there: yes. 3 years I work with them: On project based (new website copy) Apply: https://k9coliving.typeform.com/to/ptuGQ4 Webiste: https://www.k9coliving.com/ New one coming soon!



Curious to hear what it is all about? A lot of The Humans Inside The Pods episodes are with former or current K9 residents!





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