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Pop-up Experience: The return to the Basque Country

From April 15 until May 27 we're going back to the Basque Country to host our second Sun and Co. Pop-up experience!

Join us in our second Sun and Co. Pop-up event! Last year the experience was outstanding. We’ll be staying in a luxurious villa in one of the most beautiful areas of Spain, which also happens to be our co-founder Jon’s homeland: the Basque Country. Imagine the Sun and Co. experience, with 13 to 18 amazing people living and working together, ready to be explored with your Sun and Co. community.

Take a peek at our last year’s first Sun and Co. pop-up experience!

Dates

The villa is booked for 42 nights, from April 15 to May 27. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to stay for the whole time or only a few weeks. You can book 14, 28 or 42 nights.

Luxury Villa

A completely renovated historical luxury villa in the heart of the Basque Country. With eight bedrooms, a fully-equipped colossal kitchen, a swimming pool, a garden, good WiFi, and even a chape! Plenty of space to create memorable experiences in our Sun and Co. Pop-up! 

Sun and Co. Experience

We’re taking the Sun and Co. experience to a whole new level! We’ll be cooking, learning, and growing together as always. Of course, there will be time to explore the area, enjoy the villa and try out the famous local cuisine of the Basque Country.

Between 13 and 18 people

We’ll host a maximum of 18 people in the house. After 7 years running Sun and Co., we found this is the ideal size for a group to build meaningful relationships and create a family feeling. So get ready to meet very inspiring people in an inspiring setting!

Where are we going?

We’re heading to northern Spain for a change of scenery! Our luxury villa is located in what is possibly the most stunning area of the Basque Country: the charming town of Gautegiz Arteaga, in the center of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.

It will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy nature, visit the charming towns in the area, hike in the green mountains or go to the sea. Bilbao and San Sebastian are just 30 minutes and a 1-hour drive from our pop-up house.

“70% of the people who attended the Pop-up experience last year said they had a transformative experience.”

This is a unique opportunity for you to live with other like-minded people. Moreover, since everybody will be checking in and checking out every 14 days, you will have the chance to connect with the whole group meaningfully.

So get ready to grow personally and professionally while you enjoy your stay in the Basque Country!

Type of Rooms (click on tabs)

Double Bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a private living room with garden views, a large sofa and a fireplace. Our best room in the house!

Double Bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Perfect for couples or single travellers.

Double Bedroom with a shared bathroom. A bit cheaper than the ensuite one, but still charming and with a lot of privacy.

Twin bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. The perfect option if you want to share the room with just one more person, or a friend (we’ll separate the beds from each other). As always, we’ll try our best to match men with men and women with women, depending on the availability.

Our most affordable option is also the biggest room in the house. Equipped with 4 single beds, you’ll be sharing the room with 3 other lovely people. Shared bathroom.

Prices (same as last year!)

Deluxe

Ensuite Pack

 

14 nights 1530€

28 nights 2688€

42 nights 3990€

Premium

Ensuite Pack

 

14 nights 1250€

28 nights 2230€

42 nights 3290€

Standard

Premium Pack

 

14 nights 1090€

28 nights 1950€

42 nights 2890€

Double

Ensuite Pack

 

14 nights 695€ pp

28 nights 1190€ pp

42 nights 1790€ pp

Quad

Room Pack

 

14 nights 550€ pp

28 nights 915€ pp

42 nights 1315€ pp

Our community about the pop-up experience:

Sun & Co was more than Coliving for me - it was about cocreating and co-conspiring in living our best lives. The depth of connection made everyday so much more joyful. From morning coffee talks about dating, to lunch group workouts, to designing dinner experiences to learning from afternoon workshops - every day felt so full of positive energy and cross-cultural insights. Highly recommend!

Vika Viktoria (Pop-up 1st edition)Keynote Speaker • Award-winning Storyteller

This was really an unforgettable experience for me. It's hard to tell if it was the house or the hosts, the guests or the food, all I know is that it worked. I'm leaving here a much better person that I was when I came.

Irene Olwoch (Pop-up 1st edition)Founder at Remote Controller

As someone who has been to sun and co many time, the pop up truly proved that the magical sun and co experience is a thing and not just in Javea. You show up as strangers but through a shared experience of inspiration, caring and a lot of fun you walk away with an extended family. I come back because it makes me grow as a person and getting new friends is a bonus.

Nicki Frandsen (Pop-up 1st edition)E-commerce Business Coach

I loved the Sun and Co. pop-up! The villa and its surroundings are so beautiful, I learnt a lot from all the professional events, and I met so many incredible people. I’ve already met up with some of my housemates since the pop-up, and I have plans to travel with more of them in the future. I totally fell in love with the Basque Country and I know I’ll be back!

Jess Coleman (Pop-up 1st edition)Author and travel coach

I had the opportunity for the first time in a few years to really connect with people with similar life goals and values as me. It was very healing for me to know there are people I can connect with from around the world who are also on their own path, and to know that every individual's journey is different and yet equally important.

Caitlin Mekita (Pop-up 1st edition)Senior Director of Strategic Engagement

What to expect at Sun and Co. Pop-Up

For 6 weeks, we want to take our Sun and Co. experience to a whole new level!

You will have the chance to create deep connections, lead great conversations and have a transformative experience. After all, that’s what Sun and Co. is best known for – creating a safe space for everyone to connect.

Every week, we will co-create events where we can learn from each other, exchange knowledge, connect with others and re-connect with ourselves.

Think of a stay filled with social and professional events in a completely different and exclusive location, in the heart of a natural paradise.

We’ll be located in one of the most beautiful regions in the north of Spain. So get ready to visit some fantastic places, eat delicious pintxos, and have a one-time experience surrounded by like-minded people.

FAQs

How to get to Sun and Co. Pop-up?

Our villa is located in a town called Gautegiz Arteaga, in the Basque Country, northern Spain region.

The closest international Airport is Bilbao, which is only a 30 minutes drive from the house. You can also get a bus directly from the airport to Gernika and then change to another bus from Gernika to Gautegiz Arteaga.

Renting a car is also a good option; it will give you a lot of freedom once you are there.

Once you book your stay with us, we’ll send you a Welcome Guide with more practical information 😉

What's the weather like in the Basque Country around those dates?

You can expect enjoyable temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 21.0°C (69.8°F). At night it will drop down to 11.0 °C (51.8°F). So expect some rainy days, hopefully not many. We’ve got central heating for cozy game nights and a swimming pool in the garden for warm days! Last year we were so lucky. We could swim at the beach and jump in the swimming pool!

How many people will be sharing the house?

We will be between 13 and 18 people in the house, depending on the number of couples that will end up coming. Based on our experience, this is the perfect amount of people to create a homey atmosphere and allow meaningful relationships to blossom.

What about the events?

After seven years of running our coliving space in Jávea, we know how to make the most out of community events.

We’ll come together online a few weeks before the Pop-up starts. During this meeting, we’ll get to know each other, try to solve your questions, and plan the experience ahead. Our motto is: “Community is built when you give without expecting anything in return”. That’s why we’ll invite you to suggest your events ideas and help us organise them.

We’ll have the following:
3 Professional events every week: Skillshares, Roundtables or Masterminds.
3+ Social events: Hikes, Food, etc.
All of the activities are led by our members!

What can be found in the house surroundings?

The villa is located in the town of Arteaga, a pretty village surrounded by fantastic nature and green mountains. It has a few local bars and a pharmacy. However, to find a supermarket and more restaurants and bars where to eat all the tapas (and Pintxos), we can head to Gernika, which is just 10 minutes by bus.

What can be done in the area?

Sun and Co. pop-up is located in Busturialdea-Urdaibai district, a unique jewel of nature in the Basque Country, which was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1984. We’ll be very close to the sea and at the same time surrounded by mountains. We’ll be able to do a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, surfing, climbing.. and many more.

Get ready to discover one of the most beautiful areas of Spain. The area of Urdaibai is also known as the Basque Reserve. If you want to learn more about it, you can check out this website: https://turismourdaibai.com/en.

What will be different compared to Sun and Co. in Javea?

First and foremost, the villa is an entirely new environment that will make this time unique. On top of that, we will try to make this coliving experience even more immersive and collaborative. For example, we’ll organise a virtual guest meet-up before April 15 to get to know each other and already start planning our events for the pop-up.

Food and sharing meals will also be an important part of the experience! So expect to cook together some of the nights 🙂

Instead of each of us buying groceries separately, we will encourage you to buy the food together, also to minimise the number of trips to the supermarket (this is optional). Read more about it in the Food Together section > FAQ.

Food Together: How does it work?

We tried something new in our edition last year, which worked very well. You can choose between buying your own food or participating in the “food together”. Since there are no supermarkets in the area, we recommend the second one. Why? It’s more convenient, more economical and more community-focused 😉

If you participate in the food together, you’ll have dinner with the other members on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Once a week, you’ll be in the cooking team and also on the cleaning the dishes team.

Like in the previous edition, we’ll choose and buy the food from the supermarket together. Every Monday and Friday, food is delivered to our home. From this shopping, you’ll be able to prepare your breakfast and lunch as you wish.

Also, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are days where spontaneous cooking happens, so cooking together it’s not scheduled in the weekly plan. In any case, you can still take food from the common shelf and prepare a delicious meal or go to a restaurant!

Is there a Coworking Space?

There will be plenty of space in the villa to work from, be productive and get work done in between social time. We will set up different working areas so you can choose between different spaces. We also use a bookable chapel for private calls; isn’t it cool?

What's included in the price?

  • Becoming part of the second-ever Sun and Co. pop-up experience.
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks to get to know people deeply.
  • 3 Professional and 3+ social events led by the guests.
  • A local host to make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • A fully renovated, fully equipped luxury villa.
  • Good Internet and workspaces to be productive.
  • Cleaning 3 times a week + bed sheets and towels changed once a week.
  • An amazing and inspiring community.

Terms and Conditions

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  1. If the guest cancels before February 15th, 2023, 100% of the payment will be refunded.
  2. If the guest cancels between February 15th and March 15th, 2023, the deposit (50%) is not-refundable.
  3. Full payment will be required if the guest cancels after March 15th, 2023.
  4. If the original booking is modified and/or shortened after March 15th, cancelled days will be charged.
  5. Full payment will be required if the guest arrives and decides to leave earlier than scheduled in the case of a no-show or cancels the booking after the arrival date.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • The deposit, 50% of the booking, will be paid upon reservation to confirm the booking.
  • The remaining 50% of your booking will be paid before March 15th, 2023.
  • For bookings made after March 15th, 2023, we will request full payment upon reservation to confirm the booking.
  • Sun and Co. reserves the right to cancel the stay at Sun and Co. Pop-up. If that’s the case, full payment will be refunded to all of the guests.
  • To cover any unexpected damages caused by individuals, we will also need each guest to provide their credit card details.

Other

Guests may be required to confirm their identity by providing their booking reference, their passport/identity card/driving licence and a valid credit or debit card, which will be swiped in the presence of the cardholder.

The information above may be requested for each member of your party over the age of 16, and we reserve the right to refuse entry to persons who cannot provide the information set out above.

Your booking is for a class of room and does not guarantee that you will be able to stay in a specific room or in the same room for the duration of your stay. If you have indicated a preference for a particular room with your reservation, we will use our reasonable efforts to honour this preference. However, we may need to allocate an alternative room to you for operational or safety reasons. If we need to move you to a different room during your booking for which a lower rate is available than the rate you booked at, we will refund you the difference in the rates.

Sun and Co. reserves the right to refuse to further accommodate hosts behaving irresponsibly and contractual obligations will be terminated. The guilty party will be liable for the cost of any damage caused. Where this is the case shall have no obligation to refund you for lost accommodation, other services or any other loss or expense incurred.

Sun and Co. accepts no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to persons or property during their stay. We reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred by you, with a maximum of 1,500€, to your room or the building during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing when you leave .

At certain times, facilities may become unavailable due to maintenance, adverse weather conditions or other reasons beyond our control.  We will attempt to keep all guests informed of these circumstances however this may not always be possible.

Guests are not permitted to smoke in rooms or public areas.

The company accepts no liability and will not pay any compensation where the performance of its obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, fire or failure of electric power, interruption or malfunctioning internet connection, gas, water, or other utility service, plant machinery, computers, vehicles or any collapse of building structures.

Nothing contained in the contract or in any other document referred to or incorporated in it shall be read or construed as excluding any liability for death or personal injury caused by the company’s negligence or liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

The contract and any non-contractual obligations arising in connection with it are governed by Spanish law. Each party irrevocably waives any objection which it may now or later have to proceedings being brought in the Spanish courts in Gernika, Spain.

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
To quickly process your transactions.
To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.
For your convenience, we may store your credit card information longer than 30 days in order to expedite future orders, and to automate the billing process.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled it won’t affect the users’ experience that makes your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise, transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

Google
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.
Users are able to change their personal information:
By emailing us at [email protected]
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioural tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioural tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at [email protected] and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
Vive como quieras SL
Avenida Prí­ncipe de Asturias 40
Jávea, Alicante (Spain) 03730
Spain
[email protected]
CIF: B54625926
Inscrita en el registro Mercantil de Alicante, Tomo 3595, Folio 211, Sección 8, H A 129463, I/A 1

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at [email protected] 🙂