Discover a network of villages
At Pandorahub we scout, explore and bring back to life beautiful villages and rural areas in Spain
We're finally ready to present you our a first selection of rural locations
Now you can have your second home in a network of curated villages
Without mortgage, commitment or having to decide just for one
Want to join us?
Have a look at our first selection of idyllic villages
Subscribe now and decide where you want to go later.
Sleeping in an Abandoned Village (Solanell, Alt Urgell, Lleida, Catalunya)
The last inhabitant of Solanell abandoned the village in 1972. More than 30 years later, an architect from Tarragona decided to make the reconstruction of Solanell his life's work. Perfectly located on the Cathar Catalan route, it was used for smuggling to Andorra. The sun always shines on Solanell. All day long, the whole year round.
The Mecca of Spanish Oils
(La Granadella, Lleida)
Between Lleida and Tortosa, deep in the arid lands, you will find an oasis. Granadella is a village of pioneers with a vibrant community of local entrepreneurs, and equipped with a rural co-working space, a library, a theatre, a local publishing press, a museum of oil, and an impressive array of other facilities. The mayor and the technicians of the town hall will surprise you: they just happen to be "neo-rurals" and digital nomads who've seen a lot of the world!
The Orchard of Teruel
In the middle of the arid Teruel, there is a place where the water bursts from every corner. This place is called Oliete. Swamps, olive trees, Iberian villages, natural swimming pools, rivers, cenotes, lakes... Our friends from Apadrina un Olivo welcome you with open arms.
Surrounded by water
(Riba-roja d'Ebre, Tarragona)
In one of the meanders of the river Ebro, you will find a little village called Riba-roja d'Ebre. A strategic enclave on the trading route of Camí de Sirga from the times of the Roman Empire. It is now a renowned destination for catching the enormous Siluro fish. Marshes surrounding the village, and water as far as the eye can see. Must visit: el Caribe del Ebro (El Matarraña), a free rural co-working space, an outdoors swimming pool, the kindergarten...
A mountainside paradise
(Molinos Maestrazgo Teruel)
Hidden in the mountain range of Sierra del Maestrazgo you will find the majestic village of Molinos. It is a place full of history, and mysteries. It's not just coincidence that the Maquis chose this as their hideout during the civil war. A village hewn out of the rock of the mountain, surrounded by forests, crystal caverns, rivers, and waterfalls. And now... with a free rural co-working space.
A Journey to 1500BC
(Llagunes, Pallars Sobirà, Lleida)
Perching on a mountain, surrounded by colourful meadows, lies the village of Llagunes. It's a home to only 55 inhabitants, but frequently visited by young professionals. The place we found there is a cozy shelter within an old town house made entirely of rocks from the ancient village. Listen to the story of the manager, a young "neo-rural" man who left everything behind in Barcelona, to build his countryside dream.
And we keep adding new villages...
- Of max 1,500 inhabitants
- With a certain level of local engagement, where things are already happening
- With active young families, entrepreneurs, neo-rurals, and local initiatives of rural revival and development
- With regular events and local festivals
- With authentic houses for lodging, preferably within the village
- Or rooms within other village houses, made available by locals
- With a good wifi connection in the same house (or within a co-working space of the village)
- With basic appliances (kitchen, refrigerator, washing machine, furniture, bathrooms, etc.)
- With all facilities and appliances in working order
- With optional heating for the winter
- We prioritise vacant private properties that are free for most of the year and have tourist permits
- As well as commercial rural lodgings that want to increase off-season occupancy
- Or vacant properties owned by the town council
How does it work?
Super simple! Just sign up to get 1 night per month (12 nights per year) for only €240. NOTE: we only have 20 spaces available at this price (normal price = 12 nights per year starting at €300).
1. Sign up
You can engage with discount with €240 for an entire year (€20/month) or do a monthly payment of €28,5 (€342/year). That's your virtual key to all our rural houses. Of course, you will also receive exclusive discounts for Pandorahub courses all year round.
2. Choose your Villages
Once you've signed up, you have 365 days to enjoy your 12 nights in any of the villages. As soon as you've decide, you can book a date in a village. Simply get in touch with diana[at]pandorahub[dot]co and we will suggest the best times for each location.
3. Fill up the House
In some houses you can stay alone, but others will need a minimum number of people to make it available. You can invite your friends, or get in touch with us, so that we can help you fill the place with other people like you.
Can I have a list of benefits, please?
Sure thing! Here goes...
Not just one, but many rural sanctuaries, to get disconnected (or to reconnect)
Access to a growing network of houses in villages with charm and history
A local host that would show you the secrets of this rural locations
Annual membership of our tribe of startups, digital nomads and makers
Discounts of up to 15% in some chosen village houses
An 8% Discount on all Pandorahub programs & events for the rest of the year
The chance to live in villages where things are already happening. There, you will meet entrepreneurs, young professionals, and lots of fascinating people
Discovering a new, healthier, less stressful life closer to nature
Who's already tried this?
Ouishare Connector Germany (Berlin)
I spontaneously I joined a group to spend few days in a Spanish village. Interesting people, makers, change makers, entrepreneurs, multilinguals for various backgrounds came together in a comfortable rebuilt house in a pastoral village in a corageous landscape. What a peaceful and quiet and at the same time inspiring and relaxing environment. The village has also an interesting history to it and ambitious and highly motivated coop that are transforming the once abandoned village into a cool place to be. The perfect setting to have long walks, calm down, have fascinating conversations and inspiring thoughts and just relaxe. I will repeat the experience for sure. It was special.
Mobile Marketing Social Point (Barcelona)
When I found out about Pandorahub rural programs, something deep down resonated and awoke my curiosity to experience it. I couldn't resist the idea of spending some days in a very special village in Solanell enjoying the beauty of the nature and the company of whole hearted people with inspiring conversations, stimulating meals and walks in the forest, under the stars... A great combination of wild nature shared with a bunch of open minded people eager to explore ways to spark their personal paths and projects. That was what first brought me to Solanell when I first joined the Cathar program for start-ups. It was a unique out of the box experience with empowering workshops, an international community of really interesting people of different backgrounds and a lot of fun. If this alo resonates you, don't hesitate
CEO y fundadora de at Starting Legal (Venezuela)
I needed to combine work and rest and this weekend in Solanell fulfilled all expectations. The town of Solanell transmits an unexplainable tranquility, surrounded by nature and stories of Cathars is the perfect place to unwind. In addition I was accompanied by makers, foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, and the members of the cooperative whose mission is to revive the village Solanell, sharing stories, walks in the middle of the mountain, games, and discussing ways to improve and impact positively the society. And if that was not enough, we stayed at an amazing house made by the owner, excellent to relax after a day's work and hiking in the mountains, two bedrooms and two bathrooms were we got comfortable accommodation for 6 people
A few of the startups in our Tribe:
Who is the rural flat rate for?
Nothing is born mainstream. We're starting small, and bit by bit we'll expand to everybody. Now we are doing this specially for...
Have you founded (or started building) a disruptive business model with a big vision for growth?
Are you a location independent professional with the freedom to work from anywhere in the world (where there's wifi)?
Do you make things with your hands, with tools or electronics, invent objects, or physical solutions to solve problems?
We're building a network of organisations, NGOs and expert on property to continue expanding our selection of villages and rural locations.
Are you ready?
Perfect! We've already found the village houses and rallied the tribe. Now all you need to do, is to decide what package you would like.
We keep it super simple:
You won't have to commit to one location forever
No fixed term contract
A local host will show you around
If you decide not to use it, or you try it and aren't 100% satisfied, we'll give you your money back
We personally help you assess where and when to go, according to your preferences