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.
Coliving in Medellin 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 explore every corner of this beach town and leave time to chill out and reset, catch up on life and work, and actually settle in for a change.
Be part of the beta test and help shape the next evolution of WiFi Tribe.
I think of all the places in Latin America I’ve been so far Colombia has been my favorite. If someone told me to stay here for the rest of my life I would not be sad about it.
One of my favorite weekend trips with WiFi Tribe was definitely Salento. I heard that the hike out there was amazing, with incredible palm trees and mountains, and it’s just absolutely incredible.
I didn’t know before I came to Colombia how diverse this country was and the incredible places you can go.
Create a Home Base in Medellin
Welcome home - our two places are 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 big patio and outdoor living room, dining tables and a kitchen for family-style dinners, a backyard for BBQs, terraces for daily workouts, and great coworking sessions.
Our homes are only 10 seconds apart
Perfect for being social when you want and finding the alone time when you need to recharge.
It's so easy to hang together
Want to go to the park, to a cafe, have dinner together, work out or watch a movie in the garden - let's do it.
A solid base to get work done
There's a solid infrastructure for remote working. From widespread WiFi to a burgeoning coffee-shop culture, it's easy to stay caffeinated and connected.
It's just so hard to leave
Combine an active digital nomad community with a beautiful location and it's tough to not want to settle in.
That's why we're staying for 9 weeks this year.
Photo Credits: Aura Cotofan, Daniele Ghidoli, Davin Yeow, Jeremy Wright, Julia Kallweit, Michael Bayba, Peter ONeil, Sam De Wys, Samantha Provenza, Timothy Welch
Our Coliving Home
next to each other
Our new cozy homes are 10 seconds apart, and a 5-7 min walk to all the cafes and action of El Poblado; including multiple supermarkets and all the advantages of a quiet street to sleep at night.
There's an indoor as well as an outdoor living room (great for movie nights!), as well as an outdoor furnished patio with a worktable, bbq, and sun umbrella.
There are 11 bedrooms available, each of them with an ensuite bathroom, table, and a clothing storage unit to unpack your suitcase. Scroll through the gallery above for a look at each room's setup at the two properties.
There are multiple places to cowork, inside and in the garden. Every bedroom comes with a desk and good WiFi coverage when you need extra productivity or to take private work calls.
Good to Know
A caretaker will be staying on one of our properties (in a different apartment, with it's own entrance). He will help with security or maintenance when needed.
One of the homes has 4 bedrooms, where three of them have a kitchenette and one doesn't. The person staying without a kitchenette will be able to use the kitchen in the other house next door.
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 skillshares to make our time together unforgettable.
Our 8 Favorite Adventures in
Medellin has been a popular remote work destination for years and it's easy to see why. The city is set up for being productive with a cup of coffee never too far away, and the weekend adventures throughout Colombia are perfect for getting out into nature or relaxing by the sea.
1. Do Guatapé differently
Spend a weekend with your Tribe at this stunning lake villa, go waterskiing, climb El Peñol and explore Colombia's most colorful town.
2. Meet the tallest species of palms trees
Is hiking what you’re into? You will be blown away by how beautiful Valle de Cocora is. It’s one of the must-hike places in Colombia.
3. Experience Medellin from the sky
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying like a bird, this is your chance to make it come true and go paragliding.
4. Culture, coffee & charm in Salento
It's the heart of the coffee region and known for charming locals and Tejo - an explosive game!
5. Drift through Cartagena's vibrant streets
Fall in love with this bustling and colorful colonial city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
6. Take a trip to the Rosario Islands
These verdant palm-tree-islands in the Caribbean Sea are perfect for snorkeling in the clear blue waters.
7. Catch the street art in Comuna 13
This used to be one of the most dangerous areas in Medellin but community projects and a series of outdoor escalators have turned Comuna 13 into a colorful art walk.
8. See the sights near Santa Marta
Fly into Santa Marta, wake up and check out the beach, go river tubing, visit Tayrona Nationalpark and get a taste of what a full Chapter in this area could look like.
Be a Beta Tester in Medellin
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 Medellin.
Colive Medellin is for you if:
You've joined at least 1 Chapter before (we're testing this out for the remaining 2022 Colive setups).
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 unfazed by small logistical issues if something doesn’t go to plan.
You're willing and ready to give feedback about every aspect of the journey: before arriving in Medellin, while coliving with Tribers in Colombia, and after the beta test ends.
Not a Travel Program, a Community
We live, explore, and build our community together.
Embracing openness and curiosity, as a Tribe, we explore new places and ideas.
Do Life Together
We build relationships to last...the rest of our lives. Retirement-Tribe anyone?
Cocreate the Adventure
Discover how different travel feels when the experience is cocreated and shared as a Tribe.
Reignite Your Work
Realize your goals and dreams knowing you have the world's best cheerleaders in your corner.
Medellin Colive 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: Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE)
The address of our coliving home will be shared about 4 weeks before we arrive.
Colives are 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. On Colives, 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 BBQs to make our time together unforgettable.
The Tribe on Colives 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 by sharing 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 Colombia if:
- You’ve joined at least 2 Chapters before
- You’re an early adopter who is ready to give feedback before, during, and after the Colive. 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.
Make it a Journey
Create connections with more members or meet up with old friends by booking back-to-back Chapters.
August 10, 2018