Roam’s Experimental Coliving Community

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.

 

A photo of the pool in Roam Coliving Bali
This is the common pool in the centre of our 24-room coliving space in Ubud, Bali

Our members are a little more established in their careers, although we intend to keep our events and communal areas open to everyone.

A photo of the rooms in Roam Ubud
Our Ubud location has rooms in a beautiful, contemporary style

We have had inventors and hardware startups pass through our space, to share and talk about their latest creations.

A photo of the demo by Flyte
Flyte, a six-person hardware startup from Sweden, passed through and showed off its levitating lights to our community

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.

A photo of capoeira class on the rooftop
Sugeng Madeira is a Javanese capoeira teacher who has been training for more than 15 years and teaches on our rooftop on Sundays

 

A photo of a BBQ dinner hosted on the Roam Ubud Rooftop
An up-and-coming Indonesian chef, Harry Budihardjo, put together a six-course BBQ menu on our rooftop. He started his own business Restaurant Abels, and will be cooking at Lazy Bear, one of San Francisco’s most talked about restaurants later in the spring

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.

 

A photo of part of the Coworking space at Roam Ubud
One-half of our coworking space on our roof

But they’re also spaces for learning new ideas and picking up everyday practices.

A photo of the yoga jam hosted on the Roam Ubud rooftop space
Twice a week yoga jams on our roof bring in both residents and outside community members

Not to mention the fact that our locations are less than an hour away from stunning natural beauty.

 

A photo of the sunrise over Mt. Agung
Sunrise over Mt. Agung is just an hour away.

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.”

Don’t be a stranger.

A photo of a Roamer penning a quote

Make this life a wonderful adventure.

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