In response to our increasingly digital and global society, there has been an emerging and growing trend of co-working and co-living spaces around the world.
Since many digital nomads are no longer tied to their offices, these extraordinary spaces allow for a community of individuals to work and live together in a unique location. Usually, each digital entrepreneur has a private or semi-private living space while sharing other common spaces, with areas dedicated to work. Many of the best coliving spaces have opportunities for networking, socializing and forming a community.
Joining a coworking and coliving community allows you to travel to new places, eliminate that pesky commute, work at any hour of the day, save money, meet new people and enjoy a special experience. Here’s our 10 best coworking and coliving spaces around the world!
10. Swiss Escape – Grimentz, Switzerland
If you want to experience the one of the best coliving spaces for either a winter or summer escape, look no further than Swiss Escape.
These Swiss chalets are located in a charming village, so shops and sports facilities are all within walking distance. As you work on your MacBook Air, take in sweeping views of the Alps. Of course there is high speed internet, a printer and a dedicated Skype room.
You can participate in organized activities such as workshops, social dinners, movie nights, ski days and hiking days.
9. Stokeworks – Vale da Telha, Portugal
Surf’s up! Located in a national park in one of the best surfing regions in Europe, it’s hard not to catch a wave at Stokeworks.
The weather is perfect year-round, and though you do not have to be a surfer to stay at this coworking community, they do offer lessons and surfboard and wetsuit rental. Prefer dry land? Rent a bike, go hiking or visit a local bar. You will stay in an exceptional coworking villa with a pool, cable TV, a huge BBQ and a fully equipped kitchen for cooking individual and communal meals.
When it’s time to work, enjoy a comfortable chair in the naturally lit office or outside on the terrace. With free tea, coffee and water, and use of fixed and mobile internet, what more could you need from one of the best co-working spaces in the world?
8. SunDesk – Taghazout, Morocco
SunDesk is the best coworking and coliving community to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life, refocus, and increase your productivity. Located in a seaside village, you will enjoy a fusion of Moroccan traditions and western amenities.
Flexibility is key, with indoor and outdoor workspaces, standing and sitting desks of different heights, and 24/7 office access that allows you to work whenever inspiration strikes. There is a private skype room. You can scan, fax and print easily. Take a moment to sip some coffee and take in the ocean view.
At home, you will be provided a healthy breakfast each morning. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals. Looking to take a break? Participate in executions and activities organized by SunDesk, some for an additional cost, and see everything Morocco has to offer.
7. Roam – Multiple Locations Worldwide
At Roam, they believe adventure can start now. As long as you have an internet connection and a will, there’s a way.
Wherever you are with Roam, you’ll meet others who are bold, respectful and excited to be part of the community. There are tons of activities to take part in depending on which location you are in. Plus, you are guaranteed a private room, a private bathroom and a strong internet connection.
If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment, you can try their Flex program, which allows you to pay the monthly prices without staying the entire month. The flexible feature makes it one of the best coliving spaces for digital nomads.
6. Outpost – Ubud, Bali; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Both locations feature flexible workspace including Skype booths, meeting rooms, and larger areas to collaborate. High speed internet is key, along with both indoor and outdoor spaces, jungle views, and unlimited coffee, tea and water.
While you’ll get a sense of belonging in both locations, each of these coliving communities has their own unique styles. At Outpost Cambodia, a blend of Khmer and Scandinavian design styles penthouse suites, each complete with en suites and sound isolation.
You can take advantage of the social hub, which includes a games station, mediation room, library, and music area. In Ubud, villas are designed in a traditional Balinese style with an environmental flair. Everyone has an en-suite bathroom and each villa is equipped with a private pool. A personal chef and on-call masseuse are available during the day.