Models of Nomadic Co-Living


The goal of this page is to make a list of all sorts of possible models of Nomadic Co-living. This list wants to be as inclusive as possible, hence it includes many different projects alltogether.


  • A nomadbase would be a place where multiple nomads can live at the same time.
  • A nomadplace would be a place where there is just room for one or maximum two nomads.

Free Lands

  • Land in some countries is free to access. You can be as free as you want and wonder around, eat fruits and veggies when you find them. This is the greatest and biggest nomadbase on the planet.
  • Connection with festival (see Rainbow gatherings)

Privately owned Land

  • In some countries people own their own piece of land that they have openened up to share to nomads, travelers
  • Sometimes owned private land, such as island, can also be retreat/spiritual centers


Same as above but owned by a foundation.


Households can be single households or multiple person household. These households can be shared with nomads.

  • Rooms available for nomads. Long term, short term (one week?).
  • Every house would have their own rules
  • Some houses are free of charge or other houses might ask you for contribution.


  • That has a certain turn-over rate can be a turnover rate. If people can come for a month, a couple of week (a period compatible with nomadic lifestyle). In this situation it is also possible that nomads pay the normal rent as anyone else.
    • Advantages: There is already a 'commons' there. You don't have to start new, there is a bed, internet, etc.
    • It can even be more a nomadbase if these people are willing to host.


  • Larger communities that accept nomads at their community to work and live. Different rules apply to different communities.
  • Intentional communities (networks). There is one overlapping network in the United States, Some communities might be more open than others.
  • Kibbutz. Collective communities often based on agriculture. You come to stay for short or longer period. If staying for long-term, you live there and work in return.


  • Farms are one of the best known nomadbases. There is two existing networks Wwoof and People come to volunteer and can stay at the farm in exchange of bread and a bed.

Community Centres



A place where you come to stay, live according to certain princnples usual on a religious or spiritual basis. In exchange of staying there, you work (offer services) and/or do a lot of medidation.

  • Buddhist Centers where you can work for months
  • Asharm - Yoga based retreat centers
  • Meditation Centers


  • Squats can be opened for nomads. In some countries this already is common practice. Some squats are very open, others are not at all.

Villages/ Cities

  • Eco-villages all around
  • Auroville is city where people try to live in peace and harmony. It is also called a experimental township. To stay you need to apply (explain what skills you can bring in).


  • Rainbow-gatherings for example. These happenings are open for anyone to join and you can stay as long as it is there. Rainbow-junkies for example tend to jump from one gathering to another.