Hidden in a small village in the middle of Southern Tyrol, Italy, Sarah and Philipp opened their doors to digital nomads from around the world in what used to be a family-run hotel. It’s where the coliving and workation retreat also gets its name Franz & Mathilde. The names belong to Sarah’s grandparents who ran the hotel from the 1960s on.
Wanting to preserve the family’s tradition Sarah and Philipp saw an opportunity in reopening the hotel again now as the first coliving and workation retreat in South Tyrol. You know that the place has a rich history, says Philipp, when you learn that the reservations for the hotel used to come by regular post. The initial wish was only to revive the family’s hotel, but in the process, they created a place where like-minded people could exchange ideas, work and experience new adventures together.
Today they offer different types of accommodation at the coliving, fresh vegan and vegetarian breakfasts and an open place at the table, joining local and nomad communities. In the coworking space, Sarah and Philipp decided to implement the “pay what you want” concept and to open their doors to everyone. It amplifies their ideal of letting everyone work as they think it’s best for them, in a fair and just environment.
If the free coworking space hasn’t convinced you to come and join yet, there’s also the beautiful location in the Dolomite mountains. It offers easy access to nature, where you can be active year-round, whether you want to hike, ski or discover historical villages, they have it all here. And as the Italians like to say, it really is la dolce vita or the sweet life, now of a digital nomad living and working from this beautiful retreat in the village of Tisens, Italy.
- Reviving a family-run hotel
- Creating an “open-door policy” in the new coworking space
- Open for visitors and local digital nomads
- Private funding