Coliving Semkovo

Join us in creating the premier rural coliving destination, tailored for the future of remote work.

vision

Our Vision for
Coliving Semkovo

Bulgaria, with its vast and underutilized stock of historic buildings, offers a unique opportunity for the future of remote work. Recognizing this, we're turning an expansive 16,700 m2+ communist-era hotel building into a state-of-the-art coliving space - like a business park beyond office space. Specially designed for the future of remote work and digital nomads. Nestled in serene natural surroundings of the Rila mountains, this isn't just a workspace—it's a leading coliving community like no other.

From startups to digital nomads, our space cultivates collaboration, community, and growth. Imagine a place where nature meets business, where innovation thrives, and where everyone, from entrepreneurs to nomads, comes together to build the future.

Experience the structure and grasp our ambitious vision - to craft one of the world's premier rural coliving hubs:

A true utopia for digital nomads and remote companies!

About

Nestled in the tranquil mountains of Bulgaria,
our 225-unit nomad utopia thrives on:

community

Community is the heart of Coliving Semkovo. In the serene Rila mountains, we foster connections, collaboration, and growth for remote workers. Join us in shaping the future of work at Coliving Semkovo, where community drives everything we do.

COLLABORATION

Through shared spaces and collective initiatives, we cultivate an environment where ideas flourish and projects come to life through collective effort.

cOOPERATION

we foster an atmosphere where residents work together, share resources, and support one another's endeavors. From joint projects to mutual assistance, cooperation defines our ethos, ensuring a thriving environment for remote workers and digital nomads alike

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or less than €1.000/m2

We are creating a coliving experience that brings together a community of innovators, dreamers, and change makers, providing them with an amazing environment to live and grow.

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Investment Model
estimate up to 17% yield

Potential earnings from rent, property appreciation, cooperative profits, and personal use benefits. A stable home for digital nomads, protection against rising prices, and Bulgaria's affordability.

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VISIT

Next Opportunity to Tour The Building

6th

July

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from Sofia or Bansko

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16700m

2

Yes, it's big

like a small village

Over 60% sold

The pioneers bought their apartments already

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Some more apartments for sale now at Nomad Utopia

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Different owners

from 30 countries
A Unique Opportunity

Spacious and Iconic Shared Spaces

Versatile Event Spaces

Versatile Event Spaces: From Intimate Seminars to Large Conferences of 250+ Attendees.

Iconic architecture

Iconic architecture and over 8000m2 of shared coliving areas create an exciting experience.

Open Workspaces

Open workspaces to inspire and be creative. Be productive and choose different areas depending on the mood.

Large Communal Areas

Enjoy life together once work is done, including a pool, communal kitchens, movie room and many boardgames.
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Progress of Renovation

We will have an amazing communal kitchen with different stations so that up to 120 people can prepare their meals at the same time.

We are working on a modular furniture concept to transform the old hotel rooms into a modern coliving facility.

We will have a mix of workspaces from more casual to super focused.

This is our self-service bar. Expect many great encounters with the occasional Karaoke thrown in

What happens if I change this

This is the oputdoor area with the patio

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What the furniture looked before
Coworking Area
Communal Kitchen
We will have an amazing communal kitchen with different stations so that up to 120 people can prepare their meals at the same time.
Coworking Area
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Modular furniture for a smaller unit
Outdoors
This is what we mean with directly in nature
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Outdoors
Of course we already had a BBQ
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Our modular furniture concept
Outdoors
Pool
Pool
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Pool
The Bar
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Outdoors
Outdoors
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A sample floorplan
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Communal Kitchen
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The Bar
The Bar
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Real-Time Statistics

Don't wait too long to buy your apartment

Prices rise as our project advances, our risk diminishes and we are getting closer to welcoming the first guests. Act now to secure your apartment with the best possible pricing.
And we use the revenue from apartment sales to renovate the coliving areas and pay for amenities.

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from €21.400

We are creating a coliving experience that brings together a community of innovators, dreamers, and change makers, providing them with an amazing environment to live and grow.

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Investment Model
Yield up to 20% p.a.

Potential earnings from rent, property appreciation, cooperative profits, and personal use benefits. A stable home for digital nomads, protection against rising prices, and Bulgaria's affordability.

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activities

Experience Semkovo

Hiking

Mountain Biking

Yoga

Coworking

Dance Classes

Winter Sports

Restaurant

Mountain Activities

Library

Minigolf

Bonfire

Skateboarding

Collaboration

Our community of 250+ people can achieve ambitious goals together and create a vibrant and active community. Our size allows us to be innovative and effective together.

Unique

We are creating a coliving experience that brings together a community of innovators, dreamers, and change makers, providing them with an amazing environment to live and grow.

Destination

Semkovo is a destination in itself, offering a wide range of outdoor activities in the nearby mountains as well as a range of indoor amenities and facilities for a unique and memorable experience to enjoy.

Community

Being part of the Coliving Semkovo community means you share a common interest and can build social and professional connections with others from diverse backgrounds and locations.

Remote

Our remote location creates a close-knit community where residents can form deep connections and focus on building strong relationships. This creates a unique and rewarding living experience and work environment.

Events

Our building provides a platform to pursue their interests and contribute to the community. We plan to partner with local businesses for amenities and events.

Distraction-Free

Our distraction-free community for adults allows us to focus on the needs and interests of our members, providing a tailored and enjoyable experience. This also eliminates distractions and disruptions that can come with having children.

225 Apartments

With 225 apartments, our community has the size and scale to offer a wide range of experiences and activities for our residents. Whether you're looking for someone to share a meal with, explore the local area, or work on a project.

Meet The Owners - Your Future Neighbors

Walter Comper

Originally from Austria and raised in Germany, I found my way to Bulgaria in 2022, drawn by its stunning nature, low population density, and favorable taxes. Now, I'm reveling in the relaxed lifestyle along the coast near Burgas, with plans to explore Semkovo in the spring. My interests include scuba diving, hiking, cuisine, fitness, and animals. With over 30 years in journalism, I'm now delving into online publishing and passive income. Bulgaria's potential as a permanent home, particularly in Semkovo, excites me, and I'm eager to see the vibrant international community grow. As for travel, Greece and Southeast Asia beckon, fulfilling my love for diving. Looking forward to reconnecting soon!

John

John is a Scotsman who loves e-bike touring, backgammon, and spending time with good people in good places.

Gareth

Engineer, originally from Ireland/South Africa and have family in Bulgaria and Serbia, so the location works great for me. I'm interested in languages, cybersecurity, food, traveling, hiking, biking, swimming.

Pavel

"- I love traveling, photography, music, nature, animals, reading, writing, and communicating with interesting people. - I am a linguist and the founder of a language services company, as well as an investor with a small hospitality business, based in Sofia. - I am part of the project, because I see it as a perfect intersection of several things that I enjoy - nature, a community of interesting people, giving new life to a place that needed it, interior design, and last, but not least - real estate investment. - I will use my apartments both as an investor and as a visitor for a few weeks or months every year. When I'm not in Semkovo, I'm either based in Sofia, or traveling around the world. Antarctica is the last continent I haven't visited and it's on my wishlist!"

Ruslan and Tihomira

Entrepreneur & Pharma from Sofia. Love travel, adventures and extreme sports

Toby Urff

I'm a novelty-loving nomad, having explored 83 countries and still counting! As a tech startup product manager and co-founder, I'm always on the move. Soon, I'll be settling into Semkovo part-time. Blissfully solo, childfree, and queer, I find coliving to be the perfect balance of social interaction and personal space. My first encounter with Coliving Semkovo left me smitten; the spaciousness and ambiance of the building captured my heart instantly. I envision it as an ideal setting to foster a vibrant community and to engage in focused work amidst some of the most stunning natural landscapes I've ever encountered.

Ian S.

I'm Ian, based in Seattle, and I have a passion for dogs, travel, baseball, real estate, and investing. Working on the leadership team for OneDrive and SharePoint at Microsoft, I've dedicated my career to helping people manage their content effectively. Joining this project presents an amazing opportunity to own a piece of mountain paradise in a beautiful European country, which I see as a smart investment. I plan to use my apartment in Semkovo for part of the year and rent it out when I'm away. When not in Semkovo, I'm usually in Seattle, though I travel extensively, having explored over 60 countries to date.

Freddy

Loves traveling and has worked on tech projects around the world. Enjoys connecting with people from different cultures, wood working and coffee. Very excited about this project and being able to explore the area around Semkovo and Bulgaria.

Boyko Blagoev

Born and raised in the old city center of Sofia, I have lived here most of my life. A Bachelor’s in International Relations and an LL.M. in EU Law by education. Currently, I am working as Head of Communications at the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria. I am one of the co-founders of 365 Association which organizes the free English-language sightseeing walking tours of Sofia (Free Sofia Tour), and Plovdiv (Free Plovdiv Tour) as well as specialized tours such as communist and culture. I am also a member of the Tuk-Tam Association which brings together foreign-educated Bulgarians. Among my hobbies, I count my extensive collection of quotations and sports. I have been skiing since I was a kid (I actually learned in Semkovo) and I am also part of the Bulgarian Triathlon Association. I have worked as an office coordinator, international news reporter, freelance translator, and business consultant. I'll use the flat as a mountain getaway for a couple of weeks a year and rent it out during the rest of the time. I am very happy that the project would attract a diverse cosmopolitan community to Bulgaria and to be part of it. Although I have been to 50+ countries around the world, I have always promoted the positive side of Bulgaria and always love returning home.

Pia Becker

Hi, I'm Pia, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, originally from the Eastern part of Germany. I'm a huge fan of wrestling, Star Trek, and the Philadelphia Eagles. At Semkovo, I look forward to bonfires, movie nights, and being part of a vibrant community. The project's iconic building resonates with my past, and its stunning nature adds to the appeal. As I strive for location independence, Semkovo offers a perfect balance of home and freedom. I plan to visit two or three times a year for extended stays, dreaming of hosting New Year's or Christmas parties. Summers will be spent here, while the rest of the year, I'll be exploring other potential homes. Excited for the adventures ahead!

Marc Rizkallah

I hail from Canada and pursued systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo. Despite my academic background, my passion for languages led me down a different path. Since 2010, I've been a nomadic freelance translator, and in 2015, I added sailboat skipper to my repertoire. Fascinated by intentional communities and farming practices akin to the Ecovillage Network, I aim to infuse a bit of that "hippy vibe" into our otherwise entrepreneurship-focused community. With open curiosity, I eagerly anticipate discovering my role within this dynamic environment, harboring no fixed expectations. Alongside various other ventures like van life and sailing, I'm keen to witness the evolution of Semkovo and contribute to its revitalization efforts. Here's to breathing life into Semkovo and embracing the captivating renovation journey ahead.

Adriana

Brazilian, consultant, slowmad or rather remote worker who likes having a few basis and moving between them. Normally around the beach, Semkovo will be my mountain break

Danail and Velislava

Entrepreneurs and angel investors with over a decade spent in coworking spaces in Sofia

Nico Bijl

I'm Nico Bijl, an e-commerce entrepreneur who values remote work's freedom. With backgrounds in engineering, business, and an MBA, Coliving Semkovo immediately resonated with me. It offers a chance to connect with like-minded individuals in a stunning natural setting. As a 'slow traveler,' I'll spend a couple of months yearly at Semkovo, with Amsterdam as my base and exploring Europe and Asia. If you're seeking a vibrant community and adventure, Semkovo might be your ideal spot. "Digital Nomad Community, Cooperative Collaboration, Nature, and Pure Fun – My Coliving Dream" awaits!

Francesco & Arnisa

As a dynamic digital nomad couple with diverse backgrounds and interests, we bring a unique blend of skills and passions to the table. Francesco, with over a decade of experience as a software developer turned ethical hacker, and Arnisa, a talented fashion designer running her own boutique studio, have spent the past seven years exploring the world. Throughout our travels, we've come to recognize the significance of community in enriching our experiences. That's why we've chosen to make Semkovo our home base, embracing its community-first ethos. While we primarily reside here during the summer months, you'll find us embarking on adventures around the globe during the winter. And did we mention our shared love for nature and alpacas? They hold a special place in our hearts.

Jannis Riebschläger

I've been a digital nomad and filmmaker for the past 10 years, producing personal branding videos and social media ads for many fellow nomads and entrepreneurs. I used to travel mostly with hand luggage and stay in hotels by plane or motorbike, but I've shifted to living in my camper van for most of the year now, slow traveling around Europe. I like to plan my year around certain places and events that I want to be at, and Bansko Nomad Fest and its amazing community, built up by Matthias, is definitely one of them. I hope to immerse myself in that wonderful community vibe for even longer periods in the future by spending 1-2 months a year at Nomad Place 1. I teach videography and film business to German-speaking aspiring filmmakers in my 3-month program at www.freedomfilmmaker.de, and I look forward to organizing more live events and film camps for that community. So, I'm also excited to explore Semkovo as a possible retreat location. In my free time, I love spending time in nature and am always up for campfire evenings under the stars, which I hope we'll share many of in the Bulgarian mountains.

Jason & Joanna

Australia, UK, Poland

Nace & Bistra

A traveling couple. We love to travel the world and share our experiences

Luciana

38 years old, Brazilian. Wanderlust & Fast traveler exploring the world for +10years

Tomas & Alexandra

Originally from Lithuania and Greece, but love to hang out with good people from all around the world!

Svetoslav

Architect from Sofia. I love to be in the Rila mountains. I like drawings, books and the best is yet to come
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We are creating a coliving experience that brings together a community of innovators, dreamers, and change makers, providing them with an amazing environment to live and grow.

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Investment Model up to 20% yield p.a.

Potential earnings from rent, property appreciation, cooperative profits, and personal use benefits. A stable home for digital nomads, protection against rising prices, and Bulgaria's affordability.

Review the Investment Model
location

Where is Semkovo?

20-minute drive from Belitsa

Located a mere 20-minute drive from Belitsa, Semkovo is in nature and close to everything.
Belitsa, a small town with a population of around 3,500 people, famous for its Bear Sanctuary and offers a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, hotels, doctors, a train station, and a bus stop.
This makes it easy for residents of Coliving Semkovo to access the services and conveniences of a town, while still enjoying the benefits of living in a remote and beautiful resort location.

Other places are a short drive away:

20 minutes to Belitsa (small town)

45 minutes to Bansko (ski resort)

2:45 hours to Sofia (airport)

3:15 hours to Kavala (beach)

As the roads are improved, these trips will become shorter in the future.

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Work with us on this ambitious project to build Nomad Utopia. We are hiring for full-time roles and we also have many volunteer opportunities. Become part of one of the most amazing projects for nomads.

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