| | Hey hey It's your boy, Francis, here with another Friday' lifestyle' edition of The Nomad Newsletter. Per the new changes, Fridays will focus on how to live comfortably and have sh*t tons of fun as a digital nomad. Because let's be honest, it ain't always sunshine and rainbows! We're all human. So I hope this Friday edition will help you out on your journey. For today, we're focusing on coliving spaces. Are they legit? Are they cool? Are they just hostels for mature people? Will you still be sleeping in a room with 8 others with 2 snorers and another 2 trying to bang? Maybe. Hopefully not. (but you do you, anyway, haha) I'll break down what the heck a coliving space is + share a few coliving spaces that you can find all over the planet. Today's lineup:
❓ What's a coliving space anyway?
🛫 4 Coliving spaces you can find in different countries
👉 Random nomad newsIf you're reading this far, then I wanna thank you so much. Seriously. Writing this newsletter is one of my favorite things to do. And this week, I was lucky enough to chat with other people speaking at Digital Nomad Week. I'll be featuring many of these people soon in the upcoming weeks, and I can't wait to share them with you. As for me, I'm alright. It was a bit of a tough week. Work was busy, calls got canceled, and tech difficulties were hard to handle. But that's life. I'm still here and doin' my thing :) I hope you're doing well yourself, and you get to treat yourself to something good this weekend. For now, I hope you enjoy this Friday's newsletter. Cheers to you.
First Of All,
What The Heck Is A Coliving Space?? If you're like a lot of aspiring nomads (or one already), then you may wonder how you can travel so much, work, move from place to place and not be so lonely. Loneliness definitely comes with the territory. Actually, look at many digital nomads FB groups. You'll regularly see people asking how to stay social, make friends, and avoid living the lifestyle entirely solo. And yeah, there are meetups, dating apps, and plain ol' asking if anyone would like to meet up. But that can be awkward and even risky. Thankfully, coliving spaces can help you immediately connect with a community of like-minded people who WANT to meet you. By definition, a coliving space is:
A community living concept with diverse living arrangements Unlike most hostels, coliving spaces come with vast accommodation choices so you can live comfortably. They come with private or shared bedding options, kitchens, gyms, pools, reliable high-speed internet, and even events for the community to hang out together. It's pretty cool. Plus, they are wayyyyyy more affordable than just booking an AirBnB. **Not hating on AirBnBs — if you want to get deals on AirBnBs, I suggest you check out another newsletter, RemoteBase, run by my friend, Chris Cerra.**
for like-minded people to live, work and play.
4 Coliving Spaces With Locations
All Around The World CoWorkite Locations: South Africa & Mauritius I haven't been to Africa yet. But I've heard a lot of cool things about CoWorkite. So just imagine setting up shop and running your business/doing your remote work just a stone's throw away from the beach.
CoWorkite's unique selling point is that they combine work with kitesurfing. No lie, it sounds crazy, but it could be a vibe you want to feel. Check them out hereCoWork SurfLocations: Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Norway, Bali, Mexico Earlier this year, when I was in Mexico, I saw CoWork Surf when I lived in Puerto Escondido. And since I have ZERO experience as a surfer, I was intrigued. Their whole thing is to live, work, and play by the beach.
It's a pretty cool option for folks who love surfing in their free time. (or just pretend as I do haha) Check them out here.OutsiteLocations: Mexico, Switzerland, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Portugal, France, Indonesia, New York, Hawaii, California, and Texas Woah, what a location list. Probably one of the most diverse locations out there. But hey, when you get a look at where you're staying, it makes sense.
Outsite's USP is that their accommodation runs more on the up-market and modern side. So if you're looking to live and work in a more trendy atmosphere reminiscent of something more upscale, then I'd give them a look. SelinaLocations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, UK, US Good ol' Selina. I stayed in one in Mexico, and it wasn't really my thing. Don't get me wrong, it's gorgeous, funky, and has a pretty cool aesthetic, but my room was right next to where they did Zumba at night — not chill.
Regardless, Selina is a beautiful place. Totally Instagrammable. And it doesn't matter which location you go to, they're all connected to a tasty restaurant, cafe, or cool bar to make your work breaks something memorable. Check them out here.
That's all I got for you today.
With all of my heart, thank you so much for reading. (especially if you've gone this far)
I hope you enjoyed this issue and that you're looking forward to the Monday Business edition of The Nomad Newsletter.
Be good to yourself,
Francis “Coliving Rat” Nayan
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