"My world just got a whole lot bigger. Not because of geography,
but because of the incredible people I've met in the tribe. People I'll now
spend the rest of my life travelling the planet just to be close to"
Alexis | Agency Owner
The WIFI Tribe Experience
From The People Who Know It The Best...
“I chose the tribe for their month-to-month flexibility and the close-knit community feel. Because each chapter only accommodates 20 ppl, it lends to the feeling of traveling with a close group of friends. There's no separation within the tribe, no cliques. Everyone feels like they belong. The tribe members all have a very inclusive, friendly, and engaging personality. It was like we’d known each other for a long time and were really good friends. Love how open everyone has been with sharing their stories, remote work insights, and professional skillset. The networking and collaborative aspect of the group is top notch!”
“Can't believe it's my last day in Nicaragua today-- The last 3 weeks with the WifiTribe have been seriously amazing. I got to live in a big, beautiful house with some really awesome people from all over the world, travelled to some cool destinations (and hit up some sick parties ) on the weekends, and got a lot of work done... always with an ocean view. The digital nomad subculture is a quickly growing one and I think anyone who is currently working from home should learn about it.”
“The most life-changing 5 months of my life. I’ve never built such strong friendships so quickly, seen so many incredible places, or experienced so many firsts in such a short period of time. I’ve witnessed three people get matching tattoos after a month of knowing each other. I’ve seen relationships form, lessons learned. I’ve witnessed people learn a new language in less than a month. I’ve seen so many tribe members go completely out of their way (without hesitation) to be there for one another. These people are almost complete strangers but in less than a month, they become lifelong friends. I know that because it happened to me too.”
Still Have Questions?
Many of our members have been exactly where you are now, and they’re always happy to talk about their own experiences, and answer any burning questions you might have. If you’d find that useful, send us an email using the button below, and let us know you’d like to be connected!
Where Will Your Adventure Begin?
Ready To Book Your First Chapter?
400 Members 50 Nations 1 Family
With 400+ members who have joined the tribe so far, we thought the best way to give you an idea of who we are, is to show you who you'd be most likely to meet on a chapter. We're honoured to present some of our dearest friends – well, adopted family, really – and tribe 'regulars', who have made this way of life their way of life.
If there is adventure to be had, Julia knows. And planned it. For everyone.
André arrived on this earth with the uncanny ability to dance salsa to every beat
Business Dev + Marketer
All paths lead back to... Christa? Yes, somehow, everyone knows her and loves her
Downhill-biker by passion and a sharp business mind (with piercing blue eyes) by profession
Curious To Meet The Rest? Join Us In Our Next Locations!
Stories of The Tribe
If you really want to know what the tribe is like, you'll want to hear it from the people who know it best. Here's a story of how Michelle experienced her first chapter with the tribe in Costa Rica:
Booking & Membership
How Do I Reserve a Spot in a Chapter?
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which chapter you’d like to jump into! We’ll walk you through the process and make sure you’re all set.
How Early Do I Need to Book?
The earlier you can book, the better! We ask for at least 6 weeks, in order to guarantee your spot, but if you’d like to join a chapter that’s starting sooner than that, let us know and we’ll do our best to get you in!
Do I Need To Decide On The Location and Dates I Want to Join?
No. There’s no need to make a decision now for all the chapters you may want to join in the future. For the chapter subscription, you just need to have an idea of how many you want to do within 12 months. We do recommend to book chapters at least 6 weeks in advance to make sure that there’s still a spot available, and if you want first choice on rooms, you may want to book even earlier (to keep things fair, we give room choice priority in booking order).
I've Set Up My Chapter Subscription, but I can't Join Right Now. Can I Get My Membership Extended?
Yes. To make sure you maximise the time to book all your chapters, your membership is automatically extended up until a maximum of 6 months after you’ve set the chapter subscription if you don’t join a chapter before that time. If you join before that time, your membership period starts from the first day of your first chapter.
Do I Have to Book All My Chapters Within 365 Days, or just Join in that Time?
Join. In order for the chapter deposits to be applied, you have to join all chapters of your subscription within the 365 days. For your last chapter, it’s ok if it runs over the 365 day period, as long as that starting date of the chapter is before that time. Remember, to make sure you get the most out of your membership time, you also have the automatic membership extension for a maximum of 6 months if you don’t join your first chapter immediately after setting up your subscription.
What Happens if I Get The 6+ Subscription, But Only Do 5 Chapters?
The last deposit is lost. All chapters must be booked and joined within the 365 days of your membership.
Can I Change Between Shared and Private Rooms?
Yes. We don’t lock anyone in to a shared or private room membership, so you can always choose what type of room you want at the time of booking it. Just bear in mind that once your room is booked for a specific chapter, we will only be able to change the room for that chapter if there’s another room available.
Where's The Tribe Going Next?
Next Locations. You can also sign up to the newsletter to receive monthly updates and we’ll send you update emails based on the countries you told us you are interested in and your availability (your responses to the last form)
Pricing & Budgeting
Is The Chapter Fee a Required Payment Every Month?
No, you only pay while on a given Chapter. For example, in the case of a two-chapter membership, you would only pay twice – once for your first chapter, and again for your second chapter.
What's The Price per 4-Week Chapter?
It depends on your chapter subscription. You can have a look at the How It Works page, where you’ll always find updated prices. The pricing is split into different tiers according to the costs of accommodation in different cities. To find out the price of a specific chapter, check which pricing tier it’s in and then decide which chapter subscription you would like to do.
Do I Have to Pay Everything Upfront?
No. For your chapter subscription, we only ask for a $300 deposit per chapter. So, if you choose a 3+ chapter subscription, we would ask for $900 at the point of setting it up. Chapters also don’t need to be paid in full in advance. We apply one of the $300 deposits from your subscription to a chapter as and when you request to book it, and then the final sum isn’t due until 6 weeks before the chapter begins. In this way, you can reserve your spot far in advance, without having to put down the full payment for it.
When Do I Pay The Rest of The Chapter Fee?
6 weeks before the start of the chapter. We will send you a second payment link to complete this payment. Please note: if chapter payments aren’t received on time, we may cancel the booking and offer the spot to someone else.
How Much Should I Budget? What Should I Think About?
It depends. Think about your spending habits and the general cost of living in that country. If you’re looking to budget, you might spend as little as $800 for a month, but people who decided to do several bigger weekend trips and taste their way through lots of nice restaurants have often spent twice that amount. Of course, none of the activities or weekend trips that the group organises are mandatory, so you can control your budget as suits you. Regardless of your budget, you will have more things to do than you have time for, and in general, the group is conscious and considerate of the fact that people have different budgets.
Do I Pay Less If I Do More Chapters?
Yes. You can have a look at the How It Works page, where you’ll find the different prices based on how many chapters you decide to do within a 12-month period. Please bear in mind that we don’t do upgrades half-way through a subscription. Instead, in those cases, members simply set up a new subscription and decide how many chapters they want to do from that point on.
Life on Chapter
Will There Be Multiple Places for Me to Work?
Yes! Depending on the layout of our accommodation, multiple workspaces will often be setup. For example, during our time in Ecuador, we had a work space in our courtyard, kitchen, rooftop terrace, and kitchen. Of course, members often times find great local hotspots like coffee shops, shopping squares, and other public places.
Is The Internet Good Enough to Work?
Yes. We take every precaution to make sure that there’s workable internet. It’s the reason why most of us can live this lifestyle. For each location, we:
- ask the landlord for speed tests
- upgrade the speed if possible
- purchase mobile data as backups (usually 4G speeds)
Disclaimer: Don’t expect the kind of speeds you're used to from home. Every country has different maximum speeds, and internet speeds may even vary from one street to the next. If you require very fast internet to do your work, please mention this in your application, or when you request to join a location, so we can tell you what to expect.
What's The Work Culture Like?
Although most of what you’ll see about the Tribe on social media is adventure and fun stuff, we spend a lot of our time working. We specifically look for people who are passionate about their work, and we ask everyone to bring work with them when they join.
It helps us all stay productive, when everyone around us is also focused.
For many of us, this is a permanent lifestyle, so we simply need to get sh*t done! Our ‘average’ member probably works ‘normal' 40-hour weeks. Some people have managed to cut their working hours down further, while others – typically those working on their own businesses – often work even longer hours.
When it’s time to work, people are quiet, considerate and focused. We ask new members to keep this in mind when they join for the first time.
What Do People Do with The Gap Week in-between?
A lot! Tribers have been really creative with the gap weeks. Some decide to stay in the same place for an extra week, others travel to a different part of the country to really tick it off as ‘completed’, but most members have joined up to do little (or sometimes bigger) extra trips, including a week on the Galapagos Islands, a sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands, and a Yacht Week boat takeover with other members of the Tribe. We recommend to have an idea of what you might want to do, but not to book it all until you’ve had a chance to talk to other members – you might miss an opportunity to join something really awesome!
How Is WIFI Tribe Different from Other Communities?
1. A Super Close-Knit Community: We firmly believe that the perfect group size is somewhere between 15 and 25 people. From past experience, running events for entrepreneurs, we realised that groups with more than 25 members typically start breaking down into small cliques. In our opinion, this totally defeats the purpose of traveling as a community. It seems counter-intuitive at first, but when you think back to the high school days, it makes sense that more isn’t always better…
“The WifiTribe has felt much more like home and a real community… I love the fact that the WifiTribe is usually all under one roof. It makes ALL the difference in forming those bonds with people in such a short span of time.” - Lauren M
“Because each chapter only accommodates 20 ppl, it lends to the feeling of traveling with a close group of friends. There's no separation within the tribe, no cliques. Everyone feels like they belong.” - Nolan B
2. Freedom & Flexibility: Anyone who redesigned their life around working remotely and traveling LOVES their freedom and would never want to give it up. That’s why we keep things flexible for our members. Instead of having to commit to several months at a time, or even an entire year, our members can join for whichever chapters they like, as often as they want.
Of course, we do celebrate members who travel with the tribe for several months a year, by offering better prices.
But do people come back, then? Of course! 80% of our members rejoin us for two or more chapters a year, many of them for 3 chapters, some even for 6 chapters! But they all choose where and when they return.
“The month-to-month flexibility was a top priority for me” - Nolan B
“The monthly option and the price. It is more affordable without long commitments which helps when you can't travel for extended periods.” - Leah B
3. The Selection Process: Every member goes through an application process that is designed to bring people together who are very likely fit.
“We had the chance to meet with 2 other nomad programs and it was then we realized Wifi Tribe is the best. Talking with some of the members of other programs it was clear to see that Wifi Tribe offered something truly authentic and valued. Maybe it is due to the smaller group size or the application/interview process but I think what most people join nomad programs in search of (community, friendship, coworking/coliving) they will find with the Tribe.” - Leah B