As to-be managers of Coconat we are naturally interested in places which offer work-space for Digital Nomads, international teams, and other people which would like to have a productive break out at a beautiful place.
To work in the shadow of Buddha at Kohub on Koh Lanta Thailand
To the beach! From Kohub on Koh Lanta, Thailand
On the island Koh Lanta, in the South of Thailand, we actually stayed to celebrate New Years Eve but by accident we ran into the Coworking Space Kohub. A beautiful house with a spacious terrace, a garden full of shade, and even a Buddha statue for meditation in-between working sessions, a café offering healthy drinks, and the beach just down a shady path. Ready is the office in a tropical holiday paradise. The British globetrotter James had traveled the world himself as a Digital Nomad, and a long time before people came up with this new buzzword. He sailed around the world, and was earning his money with his laptop when he ran into the concept of coworking. He sold his sailing boat and since December he is the happy owner of Kohub. We wish him the best and look forward to see James again at the GLOBAL Digital Nomad Conference end of July in Berlin.
CUASIA panelists, sans shoes a la Asia
Our first attempt in Bali to get in contact with the local coworking scene failed since the space in our home harbour, Canggu, was closed without offering further information about the why-question. Luckily, we took part in the Asian coworking conference CUASIA that was located in the well-known and successful coworking space Hubud, a global hotspot of the Digital Nomad scene.
Hubud in Ubud, Bali
The space is located in Ubud, a small town surrounded by lush green rice paddies and known for its vivid cultural life. The space fascinates with its bamboo architecture, and is more than busy with international guests. Quickly we made friends with the two owners Peter and Steve, who also run the CUASIA. Furthermore, we were happy to have access to a big pool of Digital Nomads we could chat to, to get inspired for our own business.
Hubud in Ubud, Bali
During CUASIA we ran into Simone who manages the XL Vision Villas, not far away from Ubud. The concept is a combination of workspace and resort and attract entrepreneurs from all over the world to spend some time on the Indonesian island. People who already run a company as well as people thinking of starting a company can buy a place in an one-month entrepreneur camp, called iLab Accelerator. During their stay they get coaching, time to work on their specific tasks and a community with a group of up to 15 (potential) entrepreneurs. All this in a tropical garden with a big pool and delicious food. Luckily, we were there the beginning of a new camp so we could join the first hours of getting to know each other and got a good insight into the concept of the place in terms of the use of space and the philosophy behind it.
iLAB introduction day at Vision Villas Resort
Thanks to our visits in (co)working spaces in Asia we made use of the unique chance to learn more about international travelling workers and we are looking forward to welcome them soon also in our little village, just outside of Berlin.