If you’ve been keeping up with our meet-the-team series, we’re sharing a bit about all of our team members at Sun and Co. so that you get to know us a bit better! Today, we’re introducing you to our co-founder Jon, who makes sure that everyone feels happy and at home!
Are you ready to meet Jon?!
What do you at Sun and Co?
I’m the co-founder and the general manager, in charge of the full Sun and Co. experience. From the first day you contact us until you arrive, you stay until you leave our home. I’ll make sure all of the events, all of the connections and the operations are going as they should. The community is our biggest asset to Sun and Co., and I’m in charge of making it connect.
Outside of work, what do you love to do?
I love hanging out with friends, surfing, music festivals and watching football.
If you had to describe coliving in one word, what would it be?
What do you think makes Sun and Co. so special?
The hosts, the way we understand and do community building, the house, and Javea.
Hosts are the most important role in Sun and Co. where our key task is to build up the community. We do it through professional and social events. There is always so much knowledge available in the house, and our job is to encourage our guests to exchange it. At the same time, we get to know each other by doing things together, that’s why we host social activities nearly every day.
At Sun and Co. we believe that community is built when you give without expecting anything in return. We make sure that this happens in the house every day, and once it’s in place, it’s magical to see how everyone starts giving unconditionally. That’s how you see somebody making food for others, another one teaching some insightful skills about any topic, or even all together helping one member succeed with a new business idea.
The house is perfectly designed to make people interact and connect. It’s truly coliving and coworking all under one roof.
Javea is a beautiful Spanish town by the sea and the perfect place to feel productive and inspired.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone looking to become location independent?
Surround yourself with people you like. Being location independent can be a lonely experience sometimes. So whether you are traveling or based in one place, find your community. It’s critical.
What is your favourite thing about Javea?
I’ve been living in Javea for four years. The most important thing I learned after moving here is to understand the rhythm of a town. Life goes slower here. Living in a place like this helps me appreciate the little things more. At the same time, having the sea right outside my doorstep gives me the opportunity to enjoy two of my favourite hobbies every day: surfing and stand-up paddling. Javea it’s a little paradise. The other day, we were hiking in this beautiful coastal scenery and one of our guests said: “This is like my dream”. I feel really lucky to be able to live in other people’s dreams!
Biggest surprise since joining the Sun and Co. team?
I take it as something normal, but your colleagues being your friends as well is priceless. The working environment among our team is reflected in our guests at Sun and Co. and that’s something essential.
Quick round off:
Favourite place you’ve ever traveled to: Cabo de Gata, Almeria – Spain.
Beach or mountain: Beach!
Carry-on or big suitcase: Carry-on!
Coffee or tea: Coffee!
Summer or winter: Summer!
3 Most Used Apps: Whatsapp, Kiwi & Asana
Favorite Song at the moment: Body Funk – Purple Disco Machine
Other nomad projects you love: I have been closely following Nomadico for some time and find their business model very interesting. I’m sure they are going to be very successful.