BY: CAROLINE ROLF
If the lease on your apartment is about to be up and you’re feeling like you could use a change of scenery, it might be time to reconsider another standard one-year contract. Roam, a new international network of co-living spaces, offers a lease that lets you move continuously. Tired of waking up in Bali after a month? If you have the airfare set aside, you could head to Madrid. A few weeks later, why not check out Buenos Aires or sample London’s culture? By 2017, this startup aims to have ten locations around the world.
“Sign a single lease and you can roam among magical properties across multiple continents,” boasts Roam’s website. The startup isn’t advertising a vacation, but rather an alternative home for those who can work remotely. Founder, Bruno Haid, was inspired to create a culture of collaborative exploration after living and working nomadically as a young adult. Each location will house many people with access to co-working and communal areas, but will also feature private bedrooms and bathrooms, a cleaning service and all other utilities. The main goal is to meet as many people as possible.
All you have to do to be approved for Roam’s residences is fill out an application to ensure the startup that their tenants are culturally adept and above all, considerate. It’s possible to book for a week at a time ($500 US, no matter the location), or extend your stay with the community for $1,800 per month. Roam exists for people from all walks of life, not simply for the young and single freelancer. If you’re ready to test the boundaries between work, travel and adventure, Roam might just be the community for you.
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