Let's face it: we love living differently, but sometimes packing up our bags again makes us groan. When we're tired of researching Airbnbs in between meetings and being "on" all the time, settling in somewhere for a while is a nice change of pace. It's a chance to slow down, finally feel caught up again, and just appreciate staying in a beautiful place for a little longer.
We're trying something new in the place where it all started
Coliving in Bolivia is for taking a breather; it's a break from big decisions and scrambling to do ALL the things. We'll have more time to experience Bolivia's must-see adventures at our own pace, leaving time to chill out and reset, catch up on life and work, and actually settle in for a change.
Be part of the first beta test and help shape the next evolution of WiFi Tribe.
My favorite moment in Bolivia was just coming back for my second year and getting to the gates in front of the house and having this feeling of I'm home."
Bolivia is perfect for people who want to get away from city life for a while, get a lot of work done, and form massive bonds with fellow Tribers.
Camping on Isla del Sol and waking up for sunrise, viewing the flamingos in one of Bolivia's many colorful lagoons, and spending the day posing for pictures on the salt flats, the options for weekend adventures were endless.
Create a Home Base in Bolivia
Welcome home. Our villa is full of little details that make it feel like a cozy place you can stay for a while and it's all about the communal spaces. There's a huge garden, a big living and dining room for family-style dinners, a backyard volleyball pitch, terraces for daily workouts, and stunning mountain views all around.
There's so much room for activities
Think epic BBQs, roasting s'mores around the fire pit, and playing volleyball in the garden until sunset.
Reclaim a healthy routine
The patio is perfect for daily sweat sessions as a group, practice yoga or sweat it out during HIIT workouts.
Go for a little adventure every day
Just outside the villa, we'll hike between moon-like rocks, down canyons and across rivers, then up the Andes.
Relax, recover & recharge
Grab a book and read under a tree, cuddle the 7 dogs, and spend quality time with friends over dinner.
Our Coliving Home
Large villa with a big garden
Our villa is perched between the Andes Mountains. There's a big dining table for family meals, a living room set up for group hangs, and a huge outdoor garden with a BBQ area, fire pit, volleyball court, and terrace for yoga and daily workouts.
There are 6 bedrooms available, each with a different setup. Scroll through the gallery above for a look at each room's setup.
There are multiple places to cowork, inside and in the garden. Every bedroom also has good WiFi coverage when you need extra productivity or to take private work calls.
Good to Know
Juan Carlos, our local contact, will help coordinate taxis from the airport to our home, it's about an hour drive.
There are 7 dogs who live on the property, they aren't allowed inside the house so we'll cuddle with them in the garden.
There's a full kitchen to cook your own meals, the closest supermarket is a 25 minute taxi ride away. Lean into recharging and add on home-cooked meals during your stay instead, see the info below.
What to Expect Coliving With the Tribe
The Tribe will create shared "house rules" and handle any issues with the accommodations or WiFi with our local contacts. There won’t be a dedicated Host on the ground.
It's a smaller, more intimate group where everyone will live under one roof, there will be lots of catching up with familiar faces over home-cooked dinners.
The vibe, as always, is community-centric; everyone pitches in to plan game nights, weekend adventures, and epic backyard BBQs to make our time together unforgettable.
Our 8 Favorite Adventures in Bolivia
Bolivia might be off the beaten path but it shouldn't be. There's lots of hair-raising adventures that are unique to the rugged nature here and other scenic rides, hikes, and lakes for more relaxing explorations. After visiting Bolivia for the last 5 years, these are our thoughts on what can't be missed.
1. Gain perspective at Salar de Uyuni
We'll lick the ground and take a tequila shot on this raw 3-day adventure to the world's largest salt flats.
2. Sail between Bolivia and Peru
Navigate the world's highest body of water, Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between Bolivia and Peru.
3. Cheat death on 'Death Road'
Some cycling experience is suggested for this downhill biking adrenaline adventure on Death Road.
4. Take an ATV between the 'Devil's Molar'
Grab an ATV for a sunset trip to the craggy mountains outside of La Paz, it's the perfect half-day adventure.
5. Ride through "Moon Valley"
Try to find two rocks that look the same in Valle de la Luna while the moon-like spires tower over us.
6. Follow the preserved Incan trails
Bolivia has Incan trails that weave through valleys, across suspension bridges, and up mountain passes.
7. Explore the jungle town of Rurrenabaque
Affordable 3-day tours of the Pampas will bring us closer to a huge variety of wildlife in the Amazonian jungle.
8. Summit a breath-taking beast
Huayna Potosi might be considered the "easiest 6000er in the world" but the trek isn't for the faint of heart!
Be a Beta Tester in Bolivia
This is a brand new way we'll meet up this year and you have a say in how it all comes together. Tribers who join the Colive beta test will give honest feedback for improvements, suggest ideas to help the community travel slower, and highlight what’s working well while testing the setup in Bolivia.
Colive Bolivia is for you if:
You've joined at least 2 Chapters before and are unfazed by small logistical issues if something doesn’t go to plan.
You want the benefits of taking a breather from fast-paced travel. You either move around less throughout the year already or just need a break before bouncing around again.
You love being early adopters and want to help make this setup the best it can be.
You're willing and ready to give feedback about every aspect of the journey: before arriving in La Paz, while coliving with Tribers in Bolivia, and after the beta test ends.
Colive in Bolivia with the Tribe
July 1 - 29, 2022
Add an upgrade to your booking request when filling out the form below.
Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner served family-style Monday through Friday.
Upgrade to the largest private room that has a queen bed, ensuite bathroom, and a balcony.
Add an ensuite private bathroom to your private room (2 upgrades available)
To get on the waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.
Not a member? Apply here.
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Bolivia's Colive Beta FAQs
Find all general booking FAQs here and more Colive Beta information below.
- Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Colive price payment
- The final full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the Colive starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 8 weeks out to submit the full payment)
- If your full payment is not received 8 weeks before the start date, your deposit will be forfeited and spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
- Bookings made less than 8 weeks before the start date will pay the full price at booking
Once the full payment is paid, the following cancellation policy applies:
- Cancelled 6+ weeks before start date: 100% refund of full payment and the deposit is released to be used for a future booking
- Cancelled 4-6 weeks before start date: 50% refund of full payment and the deposit is released to be used for a future booking
- Cancelled ≤ 4 weeks before start date: No refund and the deposit is forfeited
Closest airport: El Alto International Airport (LPB)
Since our coliving home is in a more remote area that doesn't exactly have a house number or street address, Juan Carlos (one of our local contacts) will help coordinate taxis for our arrivals and bring us directly to the villa. You'll receive more information about 4 weeks before we arrive in Bolivia.
Colive Bolivia is about staying in a home away from home for months at a time and the reset that comes with it. Take a breather from making big decisions about where you’ll live next, unpack your things and let your bags gather dust for a change, get back into some good habits and routines, and spend time with a family of familiar faces who are settling in for a while too.
On Chapters there’s more urgency to feel, see, and taste everything in 4 weeks and dive headfirst into getting closer with new friends. In Bolivia, the vibe is more about chilling out with a more intimate group of the friends who we met on Chapters and now feel like family, spreading out our weekend adventures so there’s still time to relax, and appreciating a break from the stresses that come with always being on the go. The coliving setup will be just as community-centric as a Chapter. Like always, everyone will pitch in to plan game nights, weekend adventures, and epic backyard BBQs to make our time together in Bolivia unforgettable.
The Tribe in Bolivia will also create shared rules and guidelines for living together and handle any issues with the accommodations or wifi directly with our local contacts as there won’t be a dedicated Host on the ground while we’re there.
The community will help steer the direction of our future Colive setups and Bolivia is the first beta test to gather your thoughts and ideas. Experienced members who love being early adopters have unique insights into making this setup the best it can be, so save a spot in Bolivia if:
- You’ve joined at least 2 Chapters before
- You’re an early adopter who is ready to give feedback before, during, and after your time in Bolivia. Maybe you’ve thought about how our travels together could be improved before and now want a chance to share your thoughts.
- You’re unfazed by small logistical issues if something doesn’t go to plan
- You want to experience the benefits of slower travel, whether you already live this way or want to dip your toe into the waters
Members can use WiFi Tribe's COVID guidelines as a starting point, but ultimately the exact COVID protocols will be decided as a group. In Bolivia, the group can take a majority-rules vote to decide together if they'd like to follow the same guideline or not.
Our community’s guidelines should be followed more strictly, however, as they are basic codes of conduct to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Harassment, reckless behavior that puts the group in jeopardy, and disregard for our shared values won’t be tolerated. Should anything concerning come up, you'll be able to get in touch with the team directly or report concerns through our reporting form.
Our villa in Bolivia is made for productive coworking sessions. There’s a big dining table that fits the entire group, a small breakfast table that gets great early morning sun, and 2 couches in the living room for lighter work days. Upstairs there’s a lounge area with a small couch that has a little extra privacy so our calls don’t disturb the group. A few bedrooms also have work tables, perfect for private calls and projects that need intense focus.
That’s just inside the house! Outside there’s a table with umbrellas so we can work in the fresh air without our laptops overheating or any major glares blocking our work. The doggos might doze off in the sun by our feet, they’ll be ready for cuddle breaks when we are.
Claudia has been preparing home-cooked meals for the Tribe ever since we started coming to Bolivia, she’s the person you’ll miss most when the 8 weeks are up.
All the meals are served family-style Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast and lunch, most people grab what they want and bring it to their work set up or take a break to eat on the patio. Dinnertime is when we’ll gather around the big table to eat as one big family.
On the menu:
- Breakfast: alternates between a buffet with cheese and meat platters, cereals, fresh fruit, eggs, and freshly squeezed orange juice or smoothie bowls that we can customize with fresh fruit.
- Lunch: alternates between make-your-own-bowl with a variety of proteins, veggies, and other healthy ingredients or a local dish like a hearty soup
- Dinner: a mix between local and international dishes like lasagna, fajitas, and dirt-oven baked pizza. We might be staying put but our taste buds will travel the world.
- Vegan and vegetarian meals can be prepared as well, just let the team know on your booking form request.
It costs $800 for 8-week stays or $400 for 4 weeks (or $6.67 per meal). To help Claudia prepare for our stay, we aren’t able to split up the cost by days or meals so it’s an all-in or all-out system.
Adding a home-cooked meal plan is optional, though it’s recommended because of our remote location (there’s a basic market a 10-minute walk from the villa, the larger supermarket is a 25-minute taxi ride, and there are only a few restaurants nearby). If you choose not to add on the meal plan, you can of course prepare all your own meals in the villa’s fully stocked kitchen.
La Paz sits at about 3500m above sea level and is known to cause altitude sickness for travelers who aren't used to the decreased oxygen pressure, but don't worry, the body can acclimate in about 3-5 days.
It's recommended to go slow to acclimatize to high altitude: avoid overexertion and strenuous exercise, stay hydrated and take a break from alcohol for the first few days we're in Bolivia.
Read more from International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers for info about altitude sickness symptoms and what to watch for.
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August 10, 2018