I constantly research new business ideas, run experiments and document everything in my newsletter:
I started a plenty of side projects that combine hospitality, real estate and tech.
Well, most of them failed.
One of them, Surf Office, has become my main business.
Some are still active: Epic Monday, Hoodpicker, Cowork&, and Hotel Nuggets.
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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 💪Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →