First community

The concept

We want to create a hub for the tech community in East Africa on the coast of Kenya.

A place for people from around Kenya, EAC and the world to meet and exchange ideas and adventure.

Somewhere for geeks, nomads and travellers to feel at home as they travel the world.

Our approach

For our first community, we wanted to keep it real and build something that would give us a blueprint for future locations.

To achieve this we have decided to

  • {Build modularly} Everything that will go on the first site will be modular, meaning that we can change it if it doesn’t work;
  • {Start small} Our first community is on a plot that is just over 1 acre (±4000sqm) this is big enough for it to be commercially viable but no so big it is unmanageable;
  • {Get feedback} We want feedback from you the people who are interested in coming to visit;

Accommodation

We know that people travel on different budgets and also might want different spaces depending on how long they’re planning to stay somewhere.

Currently, we have plans for two types of room Basic and Standard. These will be up to dual occupancy standalone air-conditioned rooms/studios.

The basic

Designed for shorter stays and more budget-conscious travellers our Basic is a compact hotel-style room.

  • Approx 20sqm (215sqft)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Small double bed/Bunk
  • Desk and chair
  • Small veranda
  • Air conditioning

The standard

Aimed at longer stays or couples looking for a little more space our standard room is an aparthotel studio style room.

  • Approx 50sqm (530sqft)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Additional storage
  • Desk and chair
  • Lounge area
  • Large veranda
  • Air conditioning

Coworking, Pool & Chill

The right environment to get work done and stay creative is essential. We’ve combined an approximately 50sqm (530sqft) workspace with a small pool and a chill area.

The chill area might evolve a little we have recently been thinking about having something a little more open.

Gym & Food court

It’s not a home unless you’ve got somewhere you can workout in the morning. We’re planning a good sized air-conditioned gym, bouldering wall as well as a food court where you can grab a bite to eat.

Music is really important to us so we’re planning on having a space where alternative music artists can come and play sets on weekends.

Kitesurf equipment

Being right on the beach Diani is one of the world’s top kitespots. We’re planning to have a selection of boards and kites available for rent to residents on a long-term basis at reasonable rates.

Bikes & Motorbikes

We love to get out and explore and one of the easiest ways to do that on the coast is by bike.

We’re planning to have the following bikes available to guests for rent:

  • Offroad enduro/dual-sport
  • eBikes
  • Mountain bikes
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