Belooga

Crowdsourced list of laptop-friendly homes for nomads

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Belooga is a crowdsourced list of laptop-friendly homes all around the world for nomads and remote workers

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    UGC is great - More trustworthy for me than wifi speed claimed by the property themselves.

    Predictive search is helpful too.

    Cons: 

    Currently very small breadth of content. Need more locations to be added - ideally by script with wifi speed verification by the users.

    Would like to see a map of the world with all locations as pins.

    Being able to zoom into an area (think Airbnb) when the predictive search is matched, and then zoom out until properties are found would be very useful.

    This could allow for checking proximity to the coast / hills / towns / ameneties also.

  • Pros: 

    Find the best accommodation based on feedback by other nomads

    Cons: 

    Not all options will be features initially

    Congrats, fantastic idea!

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Andrea RoccaMaker@andrea_munches
Hello, beautiful hunters. In the last few years while traveling we encountered quite a few challenges related to finding accommodation while on the road. Here for a breakdown of the challenge with the solution we found. Challenge When traveling as a nomad/remote worker/location independent entrepreneur, you’ll often find yourself hopping from city to city every few months. This means that you’ll be looking for a different accommodation very often. Although there are some solutions out there at the moment, they’ve always left us disappointed in some kind of way. The biggest question mark, whenever using these current solutions, is often represented by the infamous wi-fi speed. It’s very rare to have a clue of the wifi speed prior booking any given place. On top of that, the price is often much higher than anything you’d get “onsite”. The same accommodation found both offline and online will have a much lower price if you could deal directly with the homeowner. This is why a lot of us end up driving the scooter we’ve rented in order to find a place suitable for our needs. Solution We’re not the only remote workers out there. Plenty of other people have gone through the same over and over again. We thought that perhaps the key to finding good laptop-friendly accommodation all over the world is to use the knowledge that is spread across all the community. This is where Belooga was born. Belooga is a crowdsourced platform powered 100% by the community where people can find a share accommodation all over the world. When adding a new home, you’re asked some vital information for the community such as the wifi speed, price and what was special about the place. Another nomad can now take your recommendation and use the contact details to directly get in touch with the landlord. This way, the users can always get the cheapest price possible along with the security of having a place with fast wifi to work productively.
Loukman Nacik@loukmannacik · Co-founder @ Bounceless.io
Congratulations on the launch 🚀 this something that I will definitely use 🙏🏼
Andrea RoccaMaker@andrea_munches
@loukmannacik Thank you! Glad you like it :)
Rosanna LopesMaker@lopesrosanna · Founder of RocketCompass and Tune Munch
@loukmannacik Thanks Loukman! Hope it can help you find amazing places to stay all around the world!
James Hunt@thetwopct · Entrepreneur. Coder. Marketer. Founder.
The nomad/remote community has been spoilt by so many "places to work" apps but never a decent "places to live" app, so its great to see this being built. With hotels so unreliable with WiFi, and AirBNB not supporting any sort of WiFi testing system within apartment listings, this is a really useful project for those who work+travel 👍
Andrea RoccaMaker@andrea_munches
@thetwopct That's true James! If we all share our knowledge the community will grow stronger and it'll be easier for everyone to go places
Rosanna LopesMaker@lopesrosanna · Founder of RocketCompass and Tune Munch
@thetwopct That's what we thought too! Why reinvent the wheel, browsing endlessly through Airbnb, post on facebook groups or scooter around when all that research has been done before, right? Glad you like it!
Nader@nadeburg · MD & Traveler
I am in love!
Andrea RoccaMaker@andrea_munches
@nadeburg really glad you like it, Nader!
Nader@nadeburg · MD & Traveler
I wish we can harness the energy of Belooga to work on clones for circles of people in the same fields. Doctors, Lawyers, Finance crowds. What do you think?
Andrea RoccaMaker@andrea_munches
@nadeburg do you mean a platform for people to "share" the doctors/lawyers/etc they trust?