👋 Hey, I'm Peter and  I'm building a portfolio of niche hospitality businesses.

I have created a marketplace for business group travel. It's called Surf Office.

We help companies to organize offsites, we help hotels to bring group bookings. Almost 1000 hoteliers are subscribed to our Hotel Nuggets newsletter.

Before that, I created the first coworking and coliving space for digital nomads. It went well until it didn't.

Side projects 🛠️
Around 2019 I started to play with the idea of building a coworking cabin. It was my inspiration for Epic Monday - a site full of resources for people who are planning to start a cabin business.

Once I'm passionate about something, I deep dive into the topic, run tons of experiments, and sometimes come up with monetization ideas.

Hoodpicker started as a simple survey, then I created a comparison of neighborhoods in Lisbon, and now it's a set of tools for people who want to invest in real estate in Portugal.

Sharing ideas 💡
I have a small team researching ideas that combine hospitality, real estate, and tech. Some of these ideas I share on this blog.

But I share all of them in my personal newsletter. You can subscribe here:

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Call for startups 🚀

Are you building something in niche hospitality? I would love to be involved.

I'm mainly interested in a) Designing hotels for offsites, b) Glampings for remote work, c) Apartments for nomadic families, d) Coworking villages, and e) Modern mountain lodges.

I can help you with funding and distribution. Happy to discuss your project over Linkedin or Twitter chat.

PS: If you live in Amsterdam, we can meet at the next hospitality coworking day.

⭐ Popular Posts

Buying a mountain lodge in Central Europe

At the beginning of this year, I wanted to buy a mountain lodge. It was an old A-frame hotel in one of Slovakia's less popular ski resorts. With 11 rooms and a price tag of 500.000€, it seemed to be a good opportunity.

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Workations with kids

The pandemic changed everything as single nomads now have own families. There is a niche market for many hospitality concepts in this area.

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Unbundling park4night

I assume that they might be making about 2M Eur revenue a year - nice for a small indie project with a few contractors and a huge margin. With some niches, you can build a business much bigger than park4night.

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Fractional ownership of vacation rentals

Who never dreamed of a vacation home near the beach or mountains? A “stopper” for most people is the price and hassle of maintaining such a property. Startups like Pacaso are trying to solve this with fractional ownership.

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Unbundling Airbnb

There are only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle; the other is to unbundle. So the idea behind unbundling of Airbnb is simple: Pick a niche use case with passionate but unsatisfied guests and then build a business around it.

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Buying a House in Amsterdam

The housing market in Amsterdam is crazy and buying a flat is extremely challenging. This is an article I’d have like to read when I started my journey. There will be many insights shared but no recommendations of specific services. No promotional bullshit.

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Remote work and business opportunities in hospitality

Remote work is here to stay and it opens plenty of opportunities for hospitality. The hospitality industry has been very reactive when it comes to new trends which presents an opportunity for those capable of predicting the near future (not rocket science, actually). It's time to build 💪

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Building a coworking cabin

I never planned to build a cabin.‍‍‍ First, I wanted to rent one, then I wanted to buy one. ‍‍It was only with desperation after having no luck with these first two attempts, that I decided to build one.

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📚 Guides

How to start a glamping business with prefab houses

I'm absolutely passionate about the glamping business and the opportunities that prefab houses open. There is a huge disproportion between the price of prefab houses and how much you can charge for them on Airbnb.

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How to prepare your hotel for hosting company offsites

We have been hosting 100’s of retreats in dozens of properties all around the world over the last 4 years. My job for a while was to qualify these partners and I’d like to share some insights from this process. 

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The ultimate guide to starting a coliving business

I started a coliving business in 2013. We scaled it to 3 spaces in Spain, California, and Portugal. Then we pivoted, and changed the company into a completely different business (company retreats) while still keeping the brand.

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