Project Bay – Workation in Northern Germany Drejc Kokošar January 4, 2023

Project Bay – Workation in Northern Germany

“Project Bay” is an exciting “workation” place right on the beach, offering a co-working living space for digital nomads, freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative people. It is the first coworking living space in northern Germany, located on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea.

It was founded by two local entrepreneurs, Hannes Tretin and Toni Gurski, in July 2020. Due to the location on the holiday island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, work and vacation merge into “workation”.

As a workplace, it is fantastic and flexible for work and relaxation, right on the water, with a great beach on the doorstep and amazing sunsets in the evening. On top of that, it has perfect transport connections and allows uncomplicated arrival from all over Germany by train or car.

At Project Bay, communicating with like-minded people from all fields over a hot cappuccino or cold soda is a great networking opportunity. Here, digital nomads can work early in the morning, for example, to make use of the most productive hours of the day and then reward themselves with a nature bike tour on the Baltic Sea coast or in a national park in the afternoon. Also, they can play beach volleyball and, in the evening, fire up the grill on the beach.

The co-working living space has modernly furnished shared bathrooms, and a fully equipped shared kitchen with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator etc., for joint cooking. The living and communal areas have a table tennis table, game consoles, living area, outdoor seating area, BBQ area and much more.

With the special “Project Bay Membership”, members become part of a community of like-minded and visionary people and get 24/7 access to the co-working space and other benefits.

The goal of the founders of “Project Bay” is for the visitors and members to thrive in exchange and togetherness. Their idea is to establish this place on the island of Rügen as a place for digital and business events and as a place for networking in all areas. They also provide an accelerator programme, The Founders Bay, which takes twice a year, and the Maker Space, a community workshop for everyone. Children and young people can take part in the CoderDojo, an education programme in the IT field.

A supposedly structurally weak rural region can become a technology hotspot through the shift to digitalization and thus lose its image as a purely agricultural and touristic region.
Toni Gurski co-founder of Project Bay


  • Active contribution to shaping the future of the rural area, providing opportunities to motivate people to implement business ideas outside of metropolitan areas.
  • Opportunities for exchange among like-minded people.


  • Mainly private capital with a small amount of state support.

Cover photo: Nikolai Schirmer