Longing to blend your daily work with the splendor of nature and the refreshing breeze of the sea? Then Rügen is your perfect Workation destination! Here you will be surrounded not only by extensive sandy beaches and fascinating forests, but also by an inspiring work environment that brings your creativity to light. No matter where you work, you can always enjoy the stunning view of the lagoon.
Lietzow is also a place for culinary discoveries. The local fish smokehouse a stone's throw from the door is renowned for its fresh and authentic fish dishes. Here you can end your day with a delicious meal and enjoy the regional specialties.
Also promotes workations at many other locations however all are hybrid properties having no overlap as colivings.
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Special location. A really ugly early 1990 architecture crime on a top location filled with cool modern life. Workation with seaview. Direct train connection, beach (kite spot), self catering kitchen, fellow coworkers on evening campfire, standard callcenter office with some nice gimmicks … I was there in winter and it worked. Summer must be fantastic (I love the Baltic sea).
Be prepared for very functional accomodation style - there is still a huge potential to make it more fancy (I was running a award winning top rated hostel in stiff Berlin competition for 15 years and consider me an expert).
Project Bay is a great place to work and feel at ease at the same time. I had an amazing week there and very much enjoyed to be surrounded by such beautiful landscape and nice people.
The whole space is arranged very practically and with lots of love for details. The shared kitchen is very well equipped. I particularly liked that you could use the co-working space, kitchen & garden, do the laundry, borrow SUPs (all for free by the way) without any "bureaucracy".
There is a great community spirit, but it is not distracting - so you can get focused work done at each time of the day/evening. The team is very open-minded and they try hard to accomodate every request.
As for getting around: Sassnitz, Binz and Bergen are easy to reach by a short train ride. Some other destinations such as Kap Arcona are difficult to reach without a car (an electric car can also be rented at Project Bay for a fair price).
Some tips for your travel preparations: There's no (super)market in Lietzow, so you should do some grocery shopping before your arrival. The dorms are on the road-side so there is quite some traffic noise during the day. Also they are facing East, so in summer the sun will already shine into the room very early. If you are sensitive to noise/light, consider bringing Ohropax/a sleeping mask or book a single/double room facing the waterfront.
Last but not least, the lake view from the co-working space is amazing, in particular the evening light and sunsets (see photo). Hoping to return next year!
I was spontaneously on location for two nights, actually on vacation, because I didn't have a PC with me. But the co-working atmosphere took me a bit and when the owners provided me with a notebook for half a day, I was even able to work a little. Coffee, water and the use of a fully equipped kitchen are included. There is an open atmosphere, if you feel like it you can use the kayak for paddling right outside the door. On one evening we all together, guests and operators, who felt a desire to do so, had a barbecue in the garden with a view of the sea. A nice project, I can only recommend.