Tired Of Renting? Lease Rooms In Bali Or Madrid Through The Roam Company
Thinking about making a move abroad but have reservations about finding somewhere safe to live or doing alone? Roam is a new network that allows digital nomads and entrepreneurs to live with other individuals with a passion for travel in rental spaces in various countries. And once your lease has ended in one part of the world, you can renew in a different city.
Unlike AirBNB or Remote Year, Roam is not for vacation purposes, but to immerse members into the community and culture of the location they are stationed in during their lease. According to Co.Exist‘s definition of Roam, “it’s an alternative way to think about home for ‘location-independent’ people who can work remotely.”
Roam founder Bruno Haid shared that he had trouble managing his belongings throughout his various moves abroad and it became “cumbersome over time” to find a consistent living location. That’s why created Roam: so people could enjoy travel like he does, but without the confusion. Haid’s goal for the network is to help people who’ve moved to another city overcome loneliness. When moving into a Roam living space, people will have the other members of the Roam community as support system.
Those who participate in the Roam co-living space will have a private bedroom and bathroom but share a co-working space and other communal areas. “If you go from location to location, it always takes a couple of weeks to feel at home. That’s something that we want to make sure is done in a very short time frame. You can literally show up in Bali and you live with people who have been there for a long time, [that] means you have everything you need to navigate the local community, to know what’s where, what I can connect to,” Haid noted.
To live in a Roam community for a week, the cost is $500 or you can pay $1,800 monthly, no matter your location. Haid believes the lease-controlled costs will encourage people to stay in certain cities longer rather than hopping from one location to the next. Roam is designed for people from all walks of life and encourages those in the creative and non-profit fields to apply for housing. The first set of residents included a playwright and women’s rights activists who worked on issues in the Middle East.
Currently, Roam living spaces are located in Bali, Madrid and Miami with prospective locations in Buenos Aires, London to open soon. Check out pictures of the various Roam sites below.