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Once upon a time...
Originally, the VILLA CARPE DIEM was a refuge for long-term tenants and overwinterers.
Many residents were regular guests, because they appreciated the "oasis of peace and silence" in the middle of Maspalomas. And they were looking for an alternative to mass tourism at that time.
For a decade, the house enabled many people to have a good time on Gran Canaria - till the pandemic occured to all of us...
During lockdown we were not allowed to receive guests.
So we discovered working remotely in office-jobs at home for ourselves.
The world changed and suddenly things worked that you didn't think were possible before.
Eventually we asked ourselves:
"Working in an office by internet under palm trees in the canarian sun - why didn't we do it that way before?"
It quickly became clear to us that this shouldn't change after the pandemic.
We are convinced by this new way of life + working. So we decided to open up this opportunity to other like-minded people as well.
Now we are looking forward to the VILLA CARPE DIEM being filled with life again by our CoLiving concept.
The solution: workation* and bleisure**
In the combination of work and vacation we see a sustainable perspective for the future of this island and a real alternative to mass tourism.
We are convinced that package tourism is a discontinued model in a post pandemic world.
A new way of life will prevail. This is shaped by digitalisation and the challenges of the climate crisis.
Longer stays in a beautiful place like Maspalomas will become possible because work will simply be taken along. This reduces the number of flights, saves on heating costs at home and you don't have to wait until retirement age to fulfil this dream.
Thanks to the good infrastructure, you don't need your own car here. Bikes and buses reach almost every place on the island.
* workation = working + vacation ** bleisure = business + pleasure
Co-living in Gran Canaria is the answer
to the challenges of present and future!
Pioneers on the path to mobile working are the digital nomads. They have been practising this way of life since the internet has existed.
The world has moved on; the pandemic acted as a booster. Many other professions now have the opportunity to work location-independently.
New life on trial
Compared to package tourists, mobile workers look at the island with different eyes. They get involved with the country, the people and a different life, because they will share the locals life and daily routine for a while.
In this way the wonderful island is no longer simply exploited. It will be treated with the respect it deserves.
The islanders and the temporary residents benefit equally from each other when ideas and lifestyles of the others are not only tolerated but viewed with curiosity and lived on a trial basis.
Here we go - new concept!
Words have been followed by deeds finally!
The house becomes a place of mobile working and meeting-point for like-minded people who want to do workation* or bleisure**.
At the same time it is a place of shelter and security as well.
Three flats will be rented to remote workers. One flat will be converted into an office where people can work together. Those who need peace and silence while working can retreat to their own flats or find their workplace in the shade of palm trees in the garden.
In contrast to hotel complexes, we pursue a different concept that enables our colleagues to concentrate on their work:
You can not achieve an optimal mind-set for the job with the laptop on the sun lounger at pool
or beach, with suncream on the screen and sand in the keyboard!
Our concept: We offer a retreat for productivity and creativity instead.
Street cafés, the nearby beach or the exchange with "colleagues" in one of the numerous clubs, bars or restaurants are waiting just beyond the entrance
This spatial separation facilitates mobile working - that is our experience and our conviction!
We know what we are writing about, because we also live and work online in the VILLA CARPE DIEM.
By the way: who's "we" ? 🤔
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