Startup Offers Apartments with Transcontinental Lease
As more people ditch their offices and fixed addresses in favor of a laptop and strong wifi signal, nomadic living is having a strong resurgence (from Paleolithic times we suppose). With this growing class, the creation of housing specifically for them makes a lot of sense. There are hotels like Zoku that appeal to the nomad set, but at around €125/night for one of their lofts, the prices, while not crazy might be steep for some. Also, if you fully embrace nomadicity, you’re going to want to have more than one address (right now there’s only one in Amsterdam). This relatively affordable, flexible, transcontinental living is what Roam is all about. For one monthly rent payment, you can get a room in one of their five locations around the world.
Roam charges $425 per week or $1,600 per month to access one of their co-living spaces. Right now, only location in Bali is up and running, but locations in Miami, Madrid, Buenos Aires and London are opening in the next three months. From what we can see, their furnished rooms are quite handsome and have slick communal spaces to meet fellow nomads. Of course super strong wifi signals are set up at each space.
Roam might sound a little like a hostel, but the rooms they show are decidedly more upscale. We also imagine it’d create more continuity as you might run into your “roommates” across the various locations. Roam seems like the perfect complement to experience-hungry, globalized, remote-working nomadic living.