How can I travel the world with WiFi Tribe?
We slow-travel the world together as a group of 12-25 people while we work online. We go to different countries and invite our community to join us. Each member goes through an application process, and once accepted, can join us wherever they want.
We set up Chapters where we find quality accommodation in each exciting city. During Chapters, we cowork and colive together for 4, 6 or 8 weeks at a time. Members who join work on their own thing while they’re there – their own company, freelance clients, their remote job, a startup project, etc.
With so many talented professionals and creatives in one space, there are countless opportunities to collaborate, learn from each other, and grow together.
When we’re not working while on a Chapter, we explore the country together. Most weekends, we’re out chasing adventure (rafting, surfing, road trips, hiking, sailing, diving, sunsets and campfires) or visiting the most spectacular places of this beautiful country.
What's the member demographic like? How global is the community?
Our focus is on finding people who share the values, principles, and qualities that we feel make our community strong and sustainable.
The majority (at least 75%) of our members are between the ages of 25-35 and we have about a 50/50 split between men and women. The Tribe represents 62 nationalities including Italy, France, Germany, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Bolivia, Spain, and so many more.
Member’s top professions include marketers, consultants, entrepreneurs, software engineers and developers, and graphic designers. Other more unique jobs of members in the Tribe include lawyer, neuroscientist, 3D dental designer, TV producer, and architect.
All of this helps foster an amazing feeling of diversity amongst the Tribe, one that we’re really proud to share with each and every member.
What's expected of me as a member of WiFi Tribe's community?
We ask members to bring their best self to the community every time they show up, whether on Chapter or off. Over the years, we’ve distilled our expectations down to a few important values and actions:
- Treat this like your home: Treat fellow members with the same dignity, respect, and kindness that you would treat your own family with. Make this community a little better because you’re here.
- Give a helping hand: We’ve all got each others’ backs here. Keep an eye out for moments where you can help someone who might need it.
- Show up and get involved: A community only works if everyone contributes. Remember to ask yourself often: “How can I make this community even better?”
- But leave your ego at the door: Throw in your knowledge, talents and passions. Lean into the uncomfortable until it feels good. We want to get to know you.
How do I apply to join WiFi Tribe?
Getting the application process started is quick, all you need to do is fill out our application form here.
What fees or payments should I be aware of when joining WiFi Tribe?
Annual Membership Fee
This is the fee to join WiFi Tribe and our community of members. It’s paid annually and a membership is valid for 12 months. You need an active membership to purchase a Chapter Plan and to join Chapters.
Chapter Plan Payments
A Chapter Plan is a package of Chapter deposits that allows you to unlock lower prices when booking a Chapter. We have 3 or 5 Chapter Plans made up of deposits, where the number of deposits equals the number of Chapters you anticipate joining. 1 deposit = $300
Full payment for the Chapter Plan is due at purchase. The 3 Chapter Plan costs $900 and the 5 Chapter Plan costs $1,500. You can also choose to pay for Chapters as you go. In this case, you’ll pay for a $300 deposit when booking a Chapter in order to secure your spot.
Chapters are priced based on Chapter Plans, Tiers, and the type of room booked (private or shared). Chapter payments are due 8 weeks before the start of the Chapter.
Here are our Chapter prices for 4-week Chapters. Our 6 and 8 week Chapter prices will be prorated from the 4-week rates. Sometimes we find Chapter accommodations that are better suited for coliving or are in amazing locations. In those cases, we do veer away from our Tier 1 and Tier 2 pricing to allow these magical connections to happen.
Do I already need to be working remotely to join WiFi Tribe?
Yes, each member is required to be involved in a professional outlet, whether that be independent business (freelance, contractor), or as a part of working relationship (employer, employee), or managing their own company. We've also had several members join us to work on specific projects, such as a PhD, writing a book and starting a business. What matters to us is that everyone is on the same page and planning to be working, instead of coming for a holiday.
Does WiFi Tribe provide members with remote jobs?
No, people interested in joining the Tribe are required to be working remotely prior to submitting their application. Members work on their own projects while they’re with the group. These projects range from their own company, freelance clients, remote job, a startup project, and many more.
Fields that are most common: software development, programming, graphic design, engineering, blogging, content development, and many other disciplines and industries that can be completed from a laptop.
Annual Membership FAQs
How does the annual membership work?
If you would like to be an active member of the WiFi Tribe community, you will need to set up an annual membership. This membership is valid for 12 months and automatically renews unless you wish to cancel.
To book Chapters and travel with WiFi Tribe, you will need to have an active membership.
Chapter deposits don’t expire, as long as you have an active membership (they just roll over into the next year of your membership). This means that you can get access to the lower Chapter prices by buying deposits in bulk, without having to worry about not being able to use all of your deposits within just a year.
Please note: If you decide not to renew your membership, any unused deposits will expire with it and will be forfeited even if you restart a new membership later.
What's covered in the annual membership?
The quick answer is access to booking Chapters, our community-wide Slack, and our curated community of remote professionals. But what each of us values may be a little different, so here are a few examples:
- Access to a global community of remote professionals from 63 nationalities
- A careful selection process that brings together people with shared values
- An online platform (Slack) to share knowledge and meet fellow members when they are in town
- Little ‘pockets’ of our community in certain destinations even when not on Chapter (e.g. Medellin, Barcelona, Croatia, Playa del Carmen)
- Lots of great people to share experiences and travel costs with
- Opportunities to build new friendships and business relationships
- Personal and professional growth by rubbing shoulders with, and learning from, fellow members who are experts in their fields
We’re excited about building out new benefits alongside our Chapters, such as global meetups, local hubs in our favourite cities, shorter adventures (i.e. what normal people call a “vacation”), and lots of other ideas and new tools to bring the community closer together, whether on Chapter or off.
For how long is the annual membership valid?
The membership is valid for a 12-month period from the day of payment.
If I don't have an active membership, can I still travel with WiFi Tribe?
No, only members with an active annual membership can travel with WiFi Tribe.
Can I cancel my annual membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time, though the annual membership fee can’t be refunded, prorated or discounted. Upon cancelling, you will retain access to all membership benefits, including travel with WiFi Tribe and the Slack community until the expiry of your annual membership.
We will make sure to send reminder emails prior to your membership expiry date, to make it easier for you to keep track of your membership and so that you don’t miss the cancellation deadline.
Who from WiFi Tribe stays with the group while on a Chapter?
We have an amazing team of Chapter Hosts who stay with the group while on Chapter. They’re members too and are there to resolve any issues with our accommodations or WiFi.
The Chapter Hosts are there to make sure our Chapters run smoothly, but they aren’t concierges or travel agents.
What's included in a Chapter booking?
A Chapter will always include:
- Water, electric, and any other bills
- Basic cleaning
- Internet backups
- Space to work within your accommodation
- Awesome tribe of people!
Occasionally, like in our Bolivia Chapters, there may also be the optional add-on of having chef cooked meals for an additional fee.
Members are responsible for their own flights, food, and any activities they’d like to take part in while on location.
How do I book a Chapter?
If you have an active annual membership, you can submit the Chapter’s booking form found on each Chapter’s information page. Find every current Chapter’s information page on the Chapter Calendar.
How far in advance can I book a Chapter?
We try to announce new Chapters with as much advance notice as possible. You can book the Chapter as soon as they’re announced. See all of our latest Chapters and dates on our calendar.
Where do people work from while on a Chapter?
Depending on the layout of our accommodation, multiple workspaces will often be set up. We try to have at least one bigger communal workspace option in each Chapter.
For example, during our time in Ecuador, we had workspaces in our courtyard, kitchen, and rooftop terrace. Some of us also chose to work from cafés, restaurants, local libraries and hotel lobbies as a way to really get to know the city we were living in.
How does the group plan activities and trips while on a Chapter?
The group activities and trips while on a Chapter are all driven by the community that's there.
When we all arrive on a Chapter, the community spends time getting to know one another, and sharing our interests. We then start exploring local activities, locations, and areas of interest to find out what most people want to check out! The group discusses these areas of interest, as well as budgets, time constraints, and other factors, to decide when, where, and how they’ll visit a location or take part in an activity.
You'll have a designated Slack for your Chapter, with pre-organized channels to help your group organize plans, communication, and chit-chat while on Chapter!
Again, no activities or trips are mandatory and everything is organized by the community. You can fully choose your own adventure and activities while on Chapter.
Does WiFi Tribe help with visas?
While we do our best to assist our members with the visa process, it’s the member’s responsibility to research visa requirements based on where they’d like to travel. We’re happy to provide guidance and even a sponsor letter if needed though, so no member is left without support during a visa process.
What vaccines should I get before booking a Chapter?
Vaccines vary from country to country so we always recommend doing research before joining us for a Chapter. The best way to get the right information is to visit a local travel clinic in your home country. While there may not be certain requirements for one Chapter, the next may require several vaccinations.
For example, certain countries may forbid entry unless you can prove that you've received the Yellow Fever vaccination. Always be sure to check with your home country for current suggestions on the vaccines to consider. Here's a useful resource from the CDC to assist with your planning.
Is it possible to travel with children on a Chapter?
Unfortunately, we don’t currently have the infrastructure to accommodate children on our Chapter.