The unsettled story

Embracing the unknown since 2014…

Never Settle.

Every great adventure starts with a single question. And so, a few years ago we asked ourselves a simple question: How might we design our lives more around experiences, and less around consumption?

We began hosting dinners, organizing sailing trips with friends, and hosting the first coworking retreats for remote workers. The more experiences we were a part of, the more we began to understand what goes into them. And we believe great experiences, by definition, involve:

  • Organization, with elements of unpredictability
  • Structure, yet fluid enough for serendipity
  • Leadership and community-driven culture
  • Change that happens within us, but is inspired by the people, ideas and environments around us

Over time, we observed how all parts of our lives could be designed as an experience, and that’s when it dawned on us: where and how we live is a lifelong journey intrinsically tied to the structures of our work and our communities.

And so, what began as an experiment with a few friends on a sailboat many years ago, has transpired into a global community for those who ask the bigger questions, embrace uncertainty and value meaningful human connection. Who realize that feeling a little bit “unsettled” is a positive impulse for change, innovation, and discovery. Who believe that it’s in times of transition, travel, and movement when we feel most alive, inspired, and receptive to the people and ideas that spark growth.

Unsettled is not to be defined by what we do – whether it’s traveling together, learning together, or connecting to support each other. Over the years, our programs and experiences have grown and expanded based on what excites us, what we believe in, and what we think the world needs most.

We are instead defined by who we are: a co-created community that consists of over 2,500 dreamers and doers, designers and developers, explorers and entrepreneurs from over 80 countries. We are not a complacent group; we do not settle. In fact, we are a bit of a paradox. Our interests, skills, and life experiences are vastly different, and yet they bring us together in our common desire to learn from each other and improve our own lives.

Together, we have built a unique company and global community that is re-defining how we live, work, and travel in the twenty first century; one rooted in principles of boundless curiosity, open collaboration and co-creation, challenging the status quo, and radical self-discovery and growth through shared experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring environments online and offline.

Living Unsettled is just not about where you live. It’s about what makes you feel alive, and never settling for anything less than the pursuit of growth, meaning, and adventure in every moment.

For many of us, it’s like finding a second home. So welcome home.




Unsettled is a global community for those who live and work differently. 

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