I started my coliving space for digital nomads in 2013. Most of the guests were in their 30' and single.
A few families contacted me, but I saw it as too niche to create a service for them.
The pandemic changed everything as those single nomads now have own families, and the market is much bigger.
But these families face the same challenges - there is not much infrastructure to travel and work remotely.
Let's have a look at this market:
There are many reasons, but here are what I consider the most important one:
I have a dozen friends with small kids who are already doing this. They all struggle to find the suitable accommodation:
The main challenge is to facilitate the care of the kids:
a) Structured programs
b) Family-friendly colivings
c) Family hotels and resorts
d) Non-profit communities
e) On-demand childcare
Why is it a good business opportunity?
How would I do it?
Is someone building this? I would love to invest and help (distribution, product, etc.).
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:
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.
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