What is it like to live in a coliving space on the Canary Islands?

We analyse the characteristics of coliving spaces and the advantages they offer remote workers.

The Canary Islands offer an increasingly-consolidated range of coliving spaces, the residential evolution of the coworking space, where you share a home with other likeminded people, in collaborative spaces that reinforce the feeling of community among remote workers, in both a professional and personal sense. What are the advantages of using them on the archipelago?

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One of the main advantages of coliving spaces is the possibility of combining a comfortable, convenient workplace with living quarters in a single space. This type of alternative usually offers services such as:

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  • Different accommodation options
  • Offices
  • Meeting rooms
  • Training rooms
  • High-speed Internet
  • Kitchen and bathroom
  • Different modalities of access to work areas (24/7, half day, etc…)

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However, as well as the characteristics that are common to all of them, coliving spaces in the Canary Islands offer a bonus. They are located in the destination with the best climate in the world, with excellent average temperatures throughout the year and an enviable variety of landscapes.

As a result, many of the coliving spaces established on the archipelago of the Canary Islands offer numerous outdoor activities, enabling one to enjoy the surroundings to the fullest extent, and discover every single nook and cranny of the islands.

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There can be no doubt that one of the requirements of remote workers when choosing a coliving space is the guarantee of a good Internet connection. In this regard, the Canary Islands offer teleworkers the peace of mind that comes with having one of the best broadbands in Europe.

In the coliving spaces of the Canary Islands, any remote worker will find a good Internet connection, whether in the main towns and cities, where fibre optics and the 5G network are widely implanted, or in the more secluded and remote areas of the islands, where there may even be satellite coverage. And outside the coliving space, remote workers will find a widely available mobile network almost anywhere on the archipelago.

Meanwhile, it is becoming more and more common for cafés, bars, restaurants or public spaces like parks and beaches to offer free Wi-Fi, guaranteeing a good connection during remote workers’ downtime.

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Choosing a coliving space for remote working is a good alternative if we want to save on overheads, as many of the costs are shared. But in addition to this, the cost of living on the Canary Islands is below the European average and that of the Iberian Peninsula, allowing us to reduce expenses and invest some of our budget in enjoying the climate, leisure or culture that the Canarian archipelago offers.

Moreover, staying at a coliving space gives one the chance to meet new people and enjoy different experiences. In this regard, the Canary Islands offer a wide range of opportunities to integrate with numerous remote worker communities, many of them established in these kinds of accommodation centres.

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Terraza de The Artisian Coliving
Terraza de The Artisian Coliving
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Below we list some examples of coliving spaces located on some of the islands other than those that are provincial capitals (Gran Canaria and Tenerife).

  • Musicasa. Located in Tazacorte (La Palma), Musicasa offers a wide range of single and double rooms, as well as generous communal spaces and all of the office and connection elements needed to work remotely.
  • Pitaya Coliving. Located in Charco de San Ginés (Arrecife, Lanzarote), this is the island’s first coliving space, according to its promoters. It has six fully-equipped single and double rooms, and a welcoming atmosphere. Room reservations include use of a workspace for twenty-four hours a day throughout the week.
  • Salty Coliving. This is a coliving and coworking space located in Corralejo (Fuerteventura). “Casa Carmen”, the coliving space, offers different types of accommodation, adapted to meet any needs, and a cleaning service. There is also a communal space available, with high-speed Internet and a coffee corner.
  • Outsite Canary Islands.Also located on Fuerteventura, this coliving space is set in a delightful enclave very close to the village of Lajares. It is a luxurious villa with six bedrooms, which as well as having the usual communal spaces for working, also facilitates the hiring of services or yoga classes.

Through this link, you can find other coliving spaces located on the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

In short, participating in the experience of a coliving space on the Canary Islands can make a remote worker’s stay on the archipelago even more pleasant.