It’s been 8nights since I slept in a tent. One of the main ideas I notice is that time feels as if it moves faster when you stand still. Cycle touring or perhaps just constant movement/traveling has this way of slowing down time. 8 Nights is the same amount of time I spent cycling from Tromsø to Tangstad yet the two blocks of time feel vasty different.
I’m staying at the Arcticcoworking Lodge in Lofoten. So you don't have to look at a map, let me just tell you it's pretty far north, 68.23°N to be more accurate. In April my friend Pete(https://www.instagram.com/pete_veale/) and I headed out here to shoot a short video about this place being setup. After taking a surf/roadtrip to Lofoten the founders Rolf & Stian knew they had to find a way to stay in Lofoten long term. The answer was to start a business. Inspired by the wave of Digital Nomads and the success of other co-living spaces the Arcticcoworking lodge was born.
What is a co-working/co-living space? A co-working space can be thought of as a shared office space, perhaps with kitchen/chill-out facilities. A co-living space is half hostel, half short-term lets combined shared living spaces. All of this is rolled into one place where people live and work together.
I can’t help but think we will see a rise of co-living in the near future. Perhaps I live in a bubble but it doesn’t make sense to me that everyone needs so much of their own space and buys/owns so many items to fill that space. Can’t we just share some more things?
This place is pretty spectacular. It’s 4 miles to Unstad Beach which is known to be Norways top Surfing beach. Almost all of the guests staying at the lodge are surfers. Me? I’m not here to surf, I’m here to hike and run trails which Lofoten also has no shortage of.
Last week I hiked to the top of Haveren peak, which rises from sea level straight up to 808meters. I cycled 12 miles on my bike to get to the start of the trail and this is just one of the many routes that is accessible without even needing a car. I took the drone for a quick flight whilst on the top ridge .
Saturday I walked out the front of the lodge and into a long run to explore the local area. Running an 18mile lap around the coastline, multiple ridges, trials, peak and coastal paths all within "walking"/running distance. It's a pretty rad place in the world.
While all the hiking/running is incredible I am also here to kick start some projects and gain more focus on which direction I should take. On Sunday I started working on my latest idea. I said quite literally out-loud “it’s a 1 day MVP” and here we are 3 days later, still with work to do. My aim is to launch this new idea tomorrow. While not directly focused on Finally comments it does combine it into the project. I'll drop more info when I have something to show, not my favourite thing to talk about stuff that doesn't exist yet.
✌️be right back with more laptop club 👨🏼💻and mountain missions ⛰