Roam is an experimental community about the future of work, travel and life adventure.
We’re building a distributed network of coliving and coworking spaces across the globe that lets people explore, while being both inspired and productive. We adaptively re-use 20 to 50-unit spaces in cities from Ubud, Bali to Miami and turn them into longer-term communities where people live, work and play.
We are not a hotel. We are not a hostel. We are not a dorm. We are not a regular three or four-bedroom apartment shared between a couple of roommates. We are a longer-term community where you stay for weeks or more at a time.
We look for spaces with a much higher level of finish and design. We look for spaces with more rooms than a regular house, apartment or villa, so that we can support larger communities and more unique events.
We want to make sure that no matter how far away from home you are, you’ll have a supportive community to tap into wherever you go.
Our members are a little more established in their careers, although we intend to keep our events and communal areas open to everyone.
We have had inventors and hardware startups pass through our space, to share and talk about their latest creations.
But we also want our spaces to include local teachers because we want to be a nexus point — a layer that mediates culture exchange — between creatives working and traveling from elsewhere, and local leaders who have built institutions and communities over many years and decades.
Our spaces are for people who want to get work done. All of our locations will have coworking areas, a communal kitchen, and, of course, a decent cup of coffee.
But they’re also spaces for learning new ideas and picking up everyday practices.
Not to mention the fact that our locations are less than an hour away from stunning natural beauty.
But most importantly, Roam is about connecting with others. As one of our members, illustrator Sophie Oudman, put it one day on our quote board in Ubud, “Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.”