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 created the first coworking and coliving space for digital nomads. It went well until it didn't. We closed it and I started to focus on building a productized service for companies that organize offsites.
This one went better and together with an amazing team I work on it on daily basis. We built a solid booking channel for hotels, I talk about it quite often in the Hotel Nuggets newsletter.
Around 2019 I started to play with an idea of building a coworking cabin. My plan was to operate hundreds of them across Europe. Then Covid came to say hello and I pivoted this project into Epic Monday - a site full of resources for people who are planning to start a glamping business.
Once I'm passionate about something, I deep dive into the topic, run tons of experiments and sometimes come with monetization ideas (not always, unfortunately).
Hoodpicker started as simple survey, then I created a tool to compare neighborhoods in Lisbon and now it's a set of tools for people who want to invest into real estate in Portugal.
I constantly research ideas that combine hospitality, real estate and tech. And share them in my personal newsletter. You can subscribe now:
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