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The Best Co-Living Spots in Europe

Ellie Swain

Contributor

Co-living is a new movement that’s growing popular with digital nomads and entrepreneurs around the globe. It takes the concept of coworking one step further, with remote workers living and coworking together, focusing on community spirit and shared values. There are coliving spots cropping up in dreamy destinations all over Europe, allowing residents to live and work temporarily in a spectacular location surrounded by likeminded working professionals. Here are some of the best, but beware, you may never want to leave.

Nine Co-Living, Tenerife, Spain

Residents of Nine Co-Living in Tenerife live in a community of friendly and likeminded digital nomads with easy access to craggy mountains, blissful beaches, and dramatic volcanos. Spend one weekend hiking the epic Pico del Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, and another catching waves under the warm beating sun.

Nine-Coliving is designed to feel homely for its residents and there are many cosy common spaces to work, chill, and connect with others in. Spend some time at Nine Co-Living and you’re bound to leave with life-long friends.

Arctic Coworking Lodge, Norway

For those that don’t mind colder temperatures, Arctic Coworking Lodge, snug between the mountains and peaks of Lofoten in Norway, is an ideal coliving spot for a nature retreat.

Surrounded by sublime natural beauty, you’ll feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you live and work with a bunch of warm, likeminded individuals.

Spend your days engaging in thrilling outdoor activities, including hiking, climbing, snowboarding, and believe it or not, surfing. In the evenings, round up your crew of new-found friends and camp out to watch the northern lights dancing luminously in the night’s sky.

Sun and Co, Jávea, Spain

Sun and Co is a homely Coliving set on the sunny east coast of Jávea in Spain. The space focuses on professional and personal development and residents often host skill shares and meetings zoning in on goal setting and self-improvement. The spot features a roomy community kitchen with plenty of space for communal cooking.

Like many of the Coliving communities on this list, Sun and Co focuses on creating a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment so residents feel at home.

During the weekends, live like a local in the quaint Spanish town and embrace the natural beauty of the region by embarking on sparkling coastal hikes and exploring golden sand beaches.

Swiss Escape, Switzerland

Retreat to the charming chalet of Swiss Escape in Grimentz, Switzerland for a cosy stay surrounded by the snow-heaped Alps. Its prime location offers you direct access to ski lifts and the encircling pristine nature, making a stay at Swiss Escape ideal for mountain-lovers and snow sports fanatics.

The cosy chalet accommodates up to 15 guests, making it easy to connect with your housemates. In the winter, spend your days whizzing through thick, fluffy snow and your evenings indulging in rich, cheesy fondue.

While the coliving’s winter season is the most popular, there’s still plenty to do during the warmer summer months. Spend your summer wine-tasting, mountain biking, hiking, and stargazing in the region’s picture-perfect landscapes.

Swiss Escape isn’t just about the striking nature though. The chalet makes for an excellent coworking space, so it’s easy for residents to focus on work and personal projects in between all the socialising and adventure.

The Roof, Gran Canaria, Spain

The Roof is based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a buzzy city in Gran Canaria that many digital nomads and expats call home. Offering the best of both worlds, The Roof is set in the Ciudad Jardin neighbourhood, right between the historical city centre and the popular Las Canteras beach.

As well as offering plenty of indoor space for working, The Roof boasts a huge rooftop with room for yoga, barbeques, and outdoor dining. With so much space, residents may never want to leave.

On the weekends, hike along craggy, dramatic peaks, lounge on pristine golden caster sugar sand beaches, or explore dramatic sand dunes.

A Landing Pad, Barcelona

Do you dream of nibbling on tapas and sipping on fruit-filled sangria? Then head to Barcelona’s first Coliving space, A Landing Pad.

The former guesthouse sits in the charming neighbourhood or ‘barrio’ of El Poble-Sec. There are twelve en-suite bedrooms up for grabs and a sun-drenched terrace to catch some rays between work.

The coliving hub organizes a variety of fun and inclusive social activities, so it’s super easy to get to know your fellow peers.

On your days off, discover the hauntingly beautiful architecture of Antoni Gaudí, including the spectacular Sagrada Família church, and explore the city’s long stretches of beaches. They’re ideal for swimming, water sports, and more sunbathing (of course.)

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