Get on the road to the South of Spain
A Rural Coliving Safari is an epic trip through nomad-friendly villages in rural Spain. We are consciously scouting and curating villages where you can live and work while enjoying good life in nature. Remote and not so remote rural settlements with rural coworking spaces, startup incubators, typical village houses, eco villages, alternative communities, wild beaches, amazing and affordable restaurants and tons of folklore. This time most part of the safari will happen on a road trip by the Esast coast to the South of Spain from Barcelona (Nov 11 - Dec2).
On the way we will be able to work remotely inside a caravan, connect with local startups, take part in workshops on Growth Hacking, 360º self-sustainable businesses, volunteer in ecovillages and colive with locals.
A rural coliving safari is not for everyone. This is a crazy nomad adventure for 100% self-reliant individuals who are ready to face with radical uncertainty, chaos and daily unexpected situations. This is why we like to keep the safaris quite intimate mainly for our team, friends and close collaborators but few more brave ones are invited to join. And we have made it up flexible so you can pop up by days or join the full road trip.
Yes, I'm 100% self-reliant
What you will find?
A Rural Coliving Safari is a unique opportunity for a few to re-connect with yourself, with like-minded and with nature in unique outsider environments. Immerse yourself in the unseen rural Spain and get some fresh inspiration from disruptive rural and local projects.
A hand-picked tribe of startup founders, nomads, makers and life-hackers
8 stages, a 21 day road trip and 30h on the road
21 days staying in rural coliving or coworking spaces, startup incubators, ecovillages, abandoned villages, nomad caravans and campers
Workshops, talks, networking with local startups, visits to historic settlements, trekings and encounters with singular characters
Along the way, we will stop and explore astonishing fisherman villages and wild beaches, visit wild parks, learn about sustainable living from alternative communities and join a broad range of workshops and additional activities. And you know what? Most of them will be for free!
Get ready for...
✓ MIND SPACE, SERENDIPITY, MAGIC & CHAOS
✓ COLIVING IN VILLAGE HOUSES AND ECOVILLAGES
✓ RURAL COWORKING & COWORKING IN A CARAVAN
✓ CONNECTING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ARTISTS, ENTREPRENEURS & NOMADS
✓ INTERVIEWING MAJORS, RURAL ACTIVISTS & SINGULAR CHARACTERS
✓ SOUL & BUSINESS UPSKILLING
✓ VISITING ABANDONED VILLAGES
✓ OFF THE GRID DIGITAL DETOX
✓ RANDOME MEDITATION AND YOGA
✓ FULL IMMERSION IN RURAL FOLKLORE & CULTURE
✓ DIVING, HIKING & SPORTS IN NATURE
"Solo" rural workation week in an abandoned village
- Just our founders & team -
SOLANELL, ALT URGELL, CATALONIA (OCT 16-23)
This will be the first of a series of monthly rural workation weeks in villages that our founder and team will realize. We will expend one week in the magnetic abandoned village being restored of Solanell, what we could name as the rural headquarters of Pandorahub. The last inhabitant of Solanell abandoned the village in 1972. More than 50 years later, an architect from Tarragona decided to make the reconstruction of Solanell his life's work. Solanell is strategically located on the Cathar Catalan route and managed by a coop. Most of the buildings in the village are collapsed but the coop is applying an innovative model of property based on the use vs the speculation that enables entering small investors. The have already rebuilt a main base camp and a very cozy youth hostel. During this week we will be volunteering in strategic task for the reactivation of the village and having working session with other strategic partners such as the landscape designers and high value abandoned spaces experts of Simarpa.
Soak in a mineral water river
Hike to the neighbour abandoned village of Sendes
Rural immersion with masons, artists, entrepreneurs, spiritists
MOLINOS, TERUEL (OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 4)
- Just our founders & collaborators -
During the Rural Coliving Summer Safari we visited Molinos during 2 separate days and we were literally charmed by its magic. So was the charm that we will come back for a full week after being invited with our team and friends to the wedding of the ex-major in Molinos, a cultural anthropologist that ruled the village during 16 years after his father and grand father. This village in the midst of the mounts of Teruel is a cultural epicentre of the Maestrazo Region, attracting international artists, entrepreneurs, Political scientists, spiritists, painters and other singular characters that were also mesmerized by this special village. During our stay in Molinos we will also spend few retirement days in silence in the Q Project Retreat managed by Neus, a recognized Catalan painter that abandoned Barcelona for a radical return to the rural life. And will visit our friends of Apadrina un Olivo in Oliete and the nearly finished works with the new olive oil mill.
Finding Aldea & Village Builders village retreat and scouting trip
SOLANELL AND OTHER ABANDONED VILLAGES IN ALT URGELL (NOV 5- 7)
- Just our founders & collaborators -
We will welcome our friends of Finding Aldea and Village Builders to our strategic abandoned village of Solanell for exploring their potential involvement in the rebuilding of this mainly collapsed village. We will hike around, relax, colive and learn from this rural settlement hidden between mountains where there are life track records that go back to the Prehistoric Era.
The road trip starts here together
During 21 days (Oct 16 - Dec 2) we will drive along the East Coast of Peninsula Iberica stopping in strategical rural settlements on the way. The road trip will involve from Stages 4 (Masia Castelló in Vandellós) to Stage 10 (Crearium in Monzón) of the safari. You can join the full road trip with us or simply pop up by days into an specific moment.
We are not travelling alone
Every day we are more and more outsider initiatives willing to put more nature in our and others lives. So is for our friends in o and Eco Tech Nomads that had also planned a road trip in rural areas to the South of Spain and decided to join us. It was Rural Coliving Safari at first sight :D!
The first 2 safariers to join will have the choice of travelling by a Kantoor Van all the way long!
Rent your spot travelling in the van for just 10€ p./ Day p./ Person - Much cheaper and funnier then renting a car!
Informal Rural Repopulation Encounter in revived abandoned village
(MASIA CASTELLO, TARRAGONA, NOV 12-13)
Masia Castelló is a small village that was abandoned since 20 years ago, when an Association decided to rebuild it and revive it with the support of the local government. Nowadays Castelló is nearly fully rebuilt and the Association is hosting cultural events every weekend year long. During our stay we will gather with other rural activists such as Saül founder at Reviure Solanell, Thomas connector at Ouishare Berlin, Matias founder at Repoblem and Xavi and the team at Masia Castelloand in order to explore the possibility to organize a rural repopulation conference on Spring 2017.
Coliving with nomads in the Marina Coast
(SUN AND CO, JÁVEA, ALICANTE, NOV 16 - 20)
This will be the longest stage, stopping in one of our favourite coliving Spaces in Spain in the town of Jávea. We will expend the time with our friends Jon and Edu and their nomad guests, hike to the surroundings, eat typical paella, cook all together, do informal skill sharing sessions, workshops and talks. We also plan to interview an archeologist that will explain us the history of this stunning rural settlement that also the Iberians inhabited.
During November 18th we will work from La Nau, a coworking space in the village nearby (Pedreguer), the office for more than 20 rural coworkers and for a startup incubator supporting local startups. November 18th in Lola Giardino (Nona Bruna) and our founder Diana Moret will facilitate a free Growth Hacking workshop on how to make your business grow without having a budget..
Experience community living in the 30 year old Eco Tech Village of Sunseed
(LOS MOLINOS DEL RÍO AGUAS, ALMERÍA, Nov 20-24)
On the way to Tarifa we will colive during 3 days with the community living in the Eco Tech village of Sunseed, located in the beautiful off-grid ecovillage of Los Molinos del Río Aguas in the mountain range of rural Almería. Sunseed is a hands-on practical centre for low-impact living and environmental education in Andalusia. Their community works and learns together to develop, demonstrate, research and communicate alternative ways of living more sustainably. During our stay in Sunseed we will visit other ecovillages nearby such as El Cortijo de Al Hamman, do discovery hikes is the stunning natural surroundings and volunteer in the needed tasks. Workshops and talks on the Challenges & Opportunities of Life & Work in remote rural locations around the globe, learning how to simplify our lives and low impact living might also happen place during our stay.
Coliving in a Spanish epicentre for the Global Ecovillage Network
MOLINO DEL GUADALMESÍ (TARIFA, Nov 24-27)
We will finally have the chance to visit Johnny, an holistic human-business master responsible for the European Eco Village Network in Spain, in the ecovillage of Molinos located in the midst of the Natural Parks of Alcorconales and Estrecho (12km from Tarifa). The place is a living vergel, built using bio-building techniques and permaculture, water streams flows everywhere and organic food is grown (even avocados naturally grow in Molino's land!). Johnny is also founder at Startoco and mentor member of the European incubator for sustainable startups based on the dimensions of the Global Ecovillage Network. He will facilitate a workshop on How to make a business 360º sustainable under an holistic perspective, having into account all stakeholders and both the human, environmental and economical sustainability. We will spend 3 inspirational days in a visit mode, learning from the Molino community, volunteering in punctual tasks, discovering other rural alternative settlements nearby, having informal talks and workshops on Visual Thinking, Dynamic Governance, Quantum Computers and The Singularity, Dragon Dreaming or Conscious Economy. We will also make some space for connecting with the digital nomad community in Taifa, mainly hosted by Johannes (Founder at the Nomad Cruise). We might even have the chance to practice kite surf.
Fixing rural population since 15 years ago
ALMA NATURA, ARROYOMOLINOS DE LEÓN, HUELVA (NOV 27-30)
Alma Natura is a source of inspiration for any rural activist. They visionaire enough to have been fixing population in rural areas since 15 years ago and to have become the very first B-Corporation in Spain. This social innovation rural hub was founded by a group of family and friends that decided to come back to their home village right after finishing their studies in the city University. A great success history on how to be self-sustainable in a rural area creating a local positive impact. Their main activity is “digitalizing” elderly in villages and giving support to local young entrepreneurs so that they can really make a living in the village. They have now become an strategic partner for big corporations and local governments. During our stay in the village of Arroyomolinos de León we will learn from their approach, explore synergies and potential common initiatives by Alma Natura & Pandorahub, interact with local startups such as Tomates Felices (Happy Tomatoes) and discovering natural and historical settlements around.
Visiting the rural mecca of the social economy in Extremadura
LA NAVE NODRIZA, VILANUEVA DE LA VERA (NOV 30 - DEC 1)
On the way back to Barcelona, we will spend 1 night and 1 day with the crew at La Nave Nodriza, a rural coworking multi space near Cáceres. Founded 1 year ago, they restored an abandoned warehouse founded by a crowdfunding campaign. There are coworkers who are artists, developers, T-shirt brands, beauty products. The village seems to have a special attraction for singular international characters involved in agro-ecology, sufism and spirituality from big cities around such as Madrid, Cáceres and Badajoz. La Nave is part of Arrejuntandonos (Getting Together), a local network of initiatives supporting the social economy in Extremadura Region. On the way to Villanueva from Arroyomolinos, we will also visit another project part of Arrejuntandonos, La Fábrika de Toda La Vida (An Usual Factory), a super pioneer rural multi space initiated 6 years ago by a group of young multidisciplinary activists who restored an abandoned factory by self-buidling also funded vía crowdfunding.
Visiting one of the pioneer rural coworking spaces in Spain
CREARIUM, MONZÓN, HUESCA (DEC 1-2)
We are very excited to finish the road trip of the Autumn Safari in Monzón, a small town in Huesca. Crearium is an innovative coworking and multidisciplinary space with a clear focus on the maker community and the childhood (they are part of Pekefriendly and Mammaproof. It was founded by an entrepreneur who was born in the village and after travelling around the world, decided to start something meaningful for her hometown. We will spend the last night in this pioneer rural coworking and multi space founded 5 years ago where courses IoT and Arduino, Asian cooking workshops, wine tastery, Crearium Kids, Scratch and Arduino in family, Mini Makers, plastic arts exhibitions happen every month. We are very excited to finish our road trip in one of the very first rural coworking spaces in Spain.
The road trip finishes here - Back to Barcelona
on DECEMBER 2
The Location Independent Movement goes Rural
MONTSENY, CATALONIA (SEPTEMBER 5 - 7)
The Summer Safari will finish with a mixture of national and international digital nomad communities. We’ve teamed up with Coworkation and Codino to provide you an immersive weekend in a small village next to a rebuilt covent of the XI Century in Montseny. You will have plenty of choices for workshops on how to become a more independent professional, swims in the infinity pool, walks and inspirational activities. If you still hadn't tried how it feels melting coworking and vacation or if you simply hadn't done it in a rural location in Catalonia, here you are a great value-packed coworkation opportunity!
STAGE 8 - INVITATION ONLY
Interacting with startups in a successful Rural Startup Incubator
COSTA BRAVA, CATALONIA (SEPTEMBER 13 - 14)
The Summer Safari will finish with a mixture of national and international startups. This time we teamed up with Nexes Forallacs, La Rectoria de Sant Climent and TV1 "Tinc una idea" Show for a 1,5 pop up workation day for startups in a small village next to Costa Brava emerald beaches. We will interact with the startups being incubated in Nexs Forallacs Space, have dinner and party in Pals Aerodrom and visit the Roman Ruins of Empuries. This is a workation plan for invitation only startups of our own community.
Visit to the beach and the Roman and Greek Ruins of Empuries
Sunset, dinner and drinks in Pals Aerodrom
Coworking and interacting with Startups in Nexes Forallacs Coworking and Startup Incubator
Why Joining the Rural Coliving Safari?
Get access to a selection of rural areas and villages, chosen for their beauty, authenticity and pioneering in rural revitalization
Take part in life-changing festivals, events and acivities held in rural areas. Let nature inspire you and become smarter than ever
Get plugged into a global community of 1,000+ startups, makers and digital nomads
Uncover some of the most well-guarded secrets of Spanish history in each of the locations
How does it work?
1. Request invite
Request an invite for the summer safari and you might join from 170€ (2 days Stage)
2. Choose a stage
Once you've sent your request, we will get in touch soon with more details on how to book your slot
3. Invite a friend
Traveling alone is always exciting. But if you want to introduce to the nomad life style to a friend, this is probably the best opportunity to do so in Spain. You both will get a special on-boarding present :)
A long list of perks...
A Rural Coliving safari is more than just a trip. After the experience, you will count on:
The chance to live in nomad friendly villages during the whole year with up to a 15% discount in our yearly rural coliving membership
Joining an multi-coloured international community of +1000 entrepreneurs, independent professionals and lots of fascinating people
Not just one, but many rural sanctuaries and historical settlements where to disconnect (or to reconnect)
Access to a growing network of villages houses with charm and history
Joining a tribe of impact-driven startups founders, digital nomads and makers
Access to local hosts who will show you the secrets of this rural location
Discovering a new, healthier, less stressful life closer to nature
Who's already tried rural coliving?
Ouishare Connector Germany (Berlin)
I spontaneously joined a group spending few days in this beautiful remote mountain village. Interesting people, makers, change makers, entrepreneurs, multilingual from various backgrounds came together in a comfortable rebuilt house in a pastoral village surrounded by a gorgeous 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 an ambitious and highly motivated coop is 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 relax. 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 this 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...
Managing your own business and curious for start doing it in a remote mode
Hardware problem solver willing to create a positive and permanent impact in deserted villages
Location independent professional with the freedom to work from anywhere in the world
Our keen collaborators
Every season and every safari, we are expanding our rural coliving platform. We're building a network of nomads communities, organisations, NGO, land and housing experts
Are you ready for a rural fairy tale journey?
One thing we can tell your for sure, this experience won't let you indifferent.
We've already set the Safari, found the locations and rallied the tribe. So you just need to choose your plan package.
BY STAGE (2, 3 or 4 days Safari Stages)
ANY TIME FROM AUGUST 5 TO SEPTEMBER 5
All meals included in the daily budget
Most optional activities included
You solve your own transportation to, from and during the stage
85€ per day ALL INCLUSIVE except transportation
2 days Safari Stage 170€
3 days Safari Stage 255€
4 days Safari Stage 340€
ROAD TRIP (17 DAYS)
AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 1
All meals included in the daily budget
Most optional activities included
Portable USB Wifi adapter
Ground transportation to, from and during the stages included
64€ per day ALL INCLUSIVE
2 Early Birds for 1.090€ till July 29th
TAX/IVA not included in any of the fees