As the digital nomad lifestyle gains popularity with new digital nomad visas, coliving and coworking spaces for remote workers becoming the new norm, the digital nomad village is a logical next step.
Many countries are now considering this option in a bid to bring new life into quieter, beautiful areas and provide a much-needed community for what can be an isolating lifestyle.
These villages tend to have something in common, they group together remote workers in a scenic area and provide the facilities that we need, namely WIFI, a space to work, and helpful networking and community-building events.
I personally think they are a great option for anyone who is nervous about starting a digital nomad lifestyle and wants the help, support, and immediate friendship group that a situation such as this would provide. As I mentioned in this interview for Success Magazine, it’s a gentle introduction to remote working.
While the number of digital nomad villages is fairly small at the moment, we will be updating this list with any new opportunities that become available so bookmark it for later.
Digital Nomad Valley Zadar, Croatia
Translating to the valley for friends’, this village is located in Bokir, a district in Zadar and offers a beachside retreat of affordable digital nomad accommodation with WIFI and co-working spaces. Both coliving and single occupancy luxurious mobile homes are available.
You can rent a space for two weeks at €260 or a month for €520 which includes your utilities and people living in the village will be able to attend networking and social events and get support from their community manager.
As Croatia has been one of the most recent, and still one of the few, countries to launch a digital nomad visa this village, which allows nomads to stay in the country without paying income tax for a year, only adds one more reason for remote workers to make Croatia their new base for a while.
They’re also offering discounts for some of the first arrivals as they launch this month.
Digital Nomads Madeira, Portugal
Head to a little slice of paradise on the south of Madeira Island, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. This is a place with superb weather, fantastic food, and an abundance of surrounding natural landscape to explore.
This joint initiative between the regional government of Madeira, Startup Madeira, and digital nomad Gonçalo Hall offers remote workers who are committed to staying a month or more dedicated free workspace with WIFI, a Slack community, regular networking events, and a place within the community.
They will also provide you with a list of local affordable accommodation and other workspaces to help you get set up.
Nomad Village Brazil
Run by Lisbon-based start-up NomadX, this new village will be in Pipa, a town in northeast Brazil known for having some of the country’s most spectacular beaches. Nomad Village Brazil is a perfect way to enjoy the tropical beauty of Brazil, which benefits from being just seven hours away from Europe with a setup that’s perfectly suited to remote workers.
Nomads at the village will be able to access a huge range of accommodation and facilities, from apartments and swimming pools to common living and working areas. The village is vibrant with nearby restaurants, nightlife, and shops to enjoy.
This is an ideal way for digital nomads to benefit from Brazil’s new digital nomad visa scheme, which was introduced back in January and allows anyone who earns more than $1,500 (£1,280) per month and has a passport and valid health insurance can apply to live and work in the country for up to 12 months.
Thank you for reading this guide to new digital nomad villages. If you have news of any other digital nomads opening soon then get in contact with us!