Discover a network of "startup-friendly" 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
Hungry for more?
Have a look at our first selection of 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 counting with...
- Ideally max 10.000 inhabitants
- Pre-existing local entrepreneurial community, where things are already happening
- Active young families, entrepreneurs, neo-rurals, and local initiatives of rural revival and development
- Regular events and local festivals
- Authentic village houses that are empty most of year or spare rooms in village houses, made available by locals
- Prioritizing privately owned properties that are empty most of the year
- As well as commercial rural lodgings that want to increase low-season occupancy
- Good wifi connectivity ideally in the same house (or within a co-working space of the village)
- Basic appliances (kitchen, refrigerator, washing machine, furniture, bathrooms, etc.), facilities and appliances for ensuring a comfortable stay
- Optional heating for the winter
How does it work?
Super simple! Become a Rural Coliving member for just 98€ a year and get discounts and advantages for staying and working in a growing network of empty village houses, rural coworking and coliving spaces, rural startup incubators and tech eco-villages.
Can I have a list of benefits, please?
Sure thing! Here goes. You will have...
1 night accommodation a year in some of our partner rural locations (you save 30€)
Tailor made curation over startup & nomad friendly rural coliving locations (personalized assistance and recommendation of spaces and cool local projects to visit, local hosts, etc.)
Discounts up to 10% on accommodations and coworking spaces in rural locations, Welcome gifts on destiny, welcome activities, and working station set up in some rural locations (accommodation, workspaces, etc.)
A 50€ Discount on 1 Pandorahub acceleration program a year
Attend for free to 2 payment demos done in Barcelona and around a year of some of the acceleration methods in our growing Toolkit (you sae 20€)
Access not just to one, but many rural sanctuaries, to get disconnected (or to reconnect)
Access to a growing network of houses and workspaces in villages with charm and history
A local host that would show you the secrets of this rural locations
Connecting with a worldwide tribe of like-minded of growth stage startup founders, teams, nomad startups, mentors, accelerators and conscious investors, (Facebook Group Closed to Members, access to “invitation only” workations with PH team and startup friends, Free Style - Party plans and events in Barcelona and Europe and preferred access to Rural Coliving Safaris)
The chance to visit rural 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
Special discounts on mentoring and business acceleration services on Bootstrapping, investment readiness, Pentagrowth, Growth Hacking, Design Sprints, UX-UI
Access to the slides and core materials of our toolkit methods (reports, papers, templates, video streaming of events, etc.)
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 & founder 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
Some Communities & Startups Participating
Who is rural coliving for?
Nothing is born mainstream. We're starting small, and maybe who knows, sometime we might go global. Right now this is specially made for...
Groups of tech and innovation based professionals sharing an impact-driven vision, scattered around the world always on the look for great rural & natural locations where to hold their team retreats
Consolidated startups managing their teams remotely willing to (re)discover nomad friendly villages and rural areas were to work & life from
Nomad Founders & their Families
Location Independent managers working from anywhere in the world during periods of time open to explore family living in rural locations
Our Rural Coliving Partners
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