Coliving is by far one of the hottest living trends nowadays. Popular among digital nomads remote workers and expats, it is also a perfect landing pad for newcomers to a country/city, or a great opportunity to experience an adventure of a lifetime in a place you’ve always dreamt of exploring as a local. Coliving is about more than just travelling or streamlining your coworking and living space. The right coliving experience can facilitate learning, networking, and getting to know like-minded people from around the world in a friendly atmosphere. We have picked 10 coliving destinations in Europe that offer incredible opportunities for the most awesome lifestyle.
Many of us have dreamt of being a local in Barcelona, having tapas and sangria on a daily basis nearby the city beach. Barcelona’s first coliving space, A Landing Pad is a former guesthouse in the quaint neighbourhood, or ‘barrio’, of El Poble-Sec. The ensuite bedrooms and mini apartments and sun-drenched terrace will make your stay more than comfortable while you attend the coliving’s social events. There’s a minimum stay period of one month, so you will have ample time to get to know your neighbours and savour the sense of community of this amazing coliving destination.
Ever dreamt of living like royalty in an actual castle? Chateau Coliving is an amazingly unique space arranged in a 12th-century French manor house, yes, with a private library, a lounge, and a fireplace, just like you imagine it. The Chateau offers everything a Coliving needs to offer, from a beautiful workspace, lots of common areas, to a great community, plus super-fast wi-fi in an ample workroom. On top of that, it is surrounded by 80 hectares of private park and two rivers on the property, where you will spot deer, rabbits, storks, horses, and more.
Here’s one of coliving destinations many dream of but often cannot afford. But thanks to coliving, it is easier to make it anywhere you want! Cheese fondue after an afternoon skiing or snowboarding session is right here within your reach. Swiss Escape’s charming chalet is situated in the heart of a dreamy Swiss Alps ski resort at 1500 m, with easy access to the cable car, supermarket, and a number of restaurants. When you’re not enjoying activities such as admiring panoramas, tasting wine or bread baking in the village’s communal kitchen, there’s a flexible workspace with a private room for Skyping.
Oxfordshire is not only home to No. 1 university in the world, but also an innovation hub for several cutting edge industries like Formula One, Formula E, Bio Tech, Science, Education, and Automotive Manufacturing while being close to the beauty of the Cotswold. That attracts some of the world’s brightest minds to work, study, research, and innovate. B-Hive Living is ideal for connecting with this community while elevating your lifestyle in a fulfilling and healthy way. Being the only coliving provider in the area, they provide a soft landing and unique housing solution for both the newcomers and established expats. Moreover, your life at B-Hive Living is bound to be soothing owing to the extra care they put in the well-being promoting biophilic design of both indoor and outdoor premises. They cater to the need for privacy (ensuite bedrooms) as well as community feel (common spaces and garden facilities). Frequented by international professionals, it is a great place to connect and thrive.
There is certainly no other place like Lisbon. This incredibly beautiful city at the ocean attracts people from all over the world. The whole of Portugal has become one of the world’s hottest coliving destinations as well as places for expat families and digital nomads alike. Outsite in Lisbon offers accommodation in a traditional building with blue and white azulejos. You can pick a sea view on the south facing side of the building, or select a room with a balcony for the ultimate people-watching perch. Outsite has also just opened a new place in Madeira which is quickly becoming a new hot spot for digital nomads.
For a delightful rural escape in the Balkans, visit Mokrin House of Ideas. You can expect three homemade meals per day there, and despite being rural, you can ask for boutique accommodation options, use a gym, and splash around in the pool. Cycling trips in the breath-taking scenery and outdoor movie nights are among the common activities. There’s a secluded coworking space available 24 hours per day and plenty of workshops and seminars to occupy your time, including ceramics!
Arctic Coworking Lodge on the Lofoten Archipelago is perfect for lovers of chilling with a cup of coffee in a secluded place. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful coliving destinations. You can take in the view of the beautiful fjords, sea, and mountains while using individual desktops and private meeting rooms. Group hiking, surfing, and rock climbing excursions are often organised at the Lodge.
Do you imagine your dream home in one of those charming Italian towns that cascade down the hillside? There is a colivign solution for that too. What additionally sets this place apart is its cave dwellings, making it one of oldest continuously inhabited cities in the whole — and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Casa Netural is a 4-storey house offering endless evenings filled with pasta and red wine. You can also lend a hand to the local agricultural efforts at AgriNetural.
The Zoku colivign offers a glorious rooftop garden amid Amsterdam’s famous coffeeshops, museums, markets, and red-light district if this is where you want to be. The space you can use is ample, from the spacious workspace and bar to a private work loft to stay focused.
If you’re a creative or into a bohemian lifestyle, there is the spacious Place Flagey Mansion in the heart of Brussels. Glamorous yet homey, it is one of the 51 properties of Cohabs in Brussels alone. it’s great to both live and work, equipped with a gym, cosy coworking area, and movie room. The proximity to the bustling Flagey Square and Michelin Star vegan restaurant Humus X Hortense is a plus!
Are you ready to head towards some of the best coliving destinations in Europe and tick them off your bucket list? Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink!
B-Hive Living is a wellness-focused coliving brand operating properties in Oxford and Bicester, UK, and now expanding internationally. We drive social change by exploring and promoting the concept of living well. We place it at the heart of our coliving design for a more connected, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for our residents. Apply to live with us here.