Coliving became popular. So popular that even new rural spaces, located in the faraway mountains are becoming fully booked in their first 3 months of operations
And this is normal because there is a big demand on the market and there are only a few spaces out there.
However, a demand attracts opportunists.
Opportunists are often faster in investing their money in a coliving space, even before reading what is a coliving space.
Let me explain this “opportunist” issue and why it’s confusing for new digital nomads on one example:
Sonia wants to try a digital nomad experience and wants to work online from one coliving space in another country.
Sonia starts googling: “Coliving space in Spain”
Then Google bombs her with 4 ads, where each ad is a completely different business.
She gets coliving offers from fancy hostels who decided to call themselves coliving (because you can even place an ad for the real cave where bear sleeps and call it “coliving” and google will accept it).
Then there is an ad for a Airbnb studio flat which has internet and a desk. Surprise, surprise it’s also positioned on google as a coliving space.
Then there are student dorms (yes, a building where students share rooms). And instead of calling them “Fancy student dorms” they called them “coliving spaces” too.
Then there might be an ad for urban coliving spaces (which are not designed for digital nomads but more for a young generation in a corporate world).
Then there might be one real ad for a coworking and coliving space.
So Sonia is very, very confused and doesn’t know where to click.
Even though Sonia is smart enough not to pay attention to ads, she becomes very confused if a coliving space is a right choice for her.
You see, when opportunists see that there is a trendy hashtag on LInkedIn, they say: Shut up and invest my money.
They might sell a lot of beds and they might “fish” Sonia. But poor Sonia will not receive the experience she was dreaming of.
Then Sonia returns to her town in Portugal and now she will think twice before she googles a coliving space. Ever again.
We are starting Liwoto so we can divide the noise from opportunists from the real coworking and coliving space.
We are starting Liwoto to share what a new digital nomad should know before going out for the first journey.
4 founders who hosted and worked with more than 5000 digital nomads in the last 8 years decided to team up.
Magda from Sun Desk, Jon and Edu from Sun and Co., Anne from Nine and Edo from Sende are teaming up to share their experience of the magic of coworking and coliving spaces which are literally changing lives of people.
A space where Sonia would feel safe, in a community while growing personally.
The job of Liwoto is not to optimize keywords for SEO and compete with ads with other opportunists.
We want to is to save the reputation of coworking and coliving and share what we know with future digital nomads like Sonia.
New digital nomads and future coworking and coliving spaces who want to do it properly should find this website useful.