Resident of the week

Resident of the week

Samuel Diggins is a remote-working UI/UX designer and developer from England who spent a month with us in August. Here’s what he had to say about his stay with us:

“Driving through the rural Serbian countryside, I had no idea what to expect from Mokrin House. I was relying purely on information I’d scoured from the Internet, after a last-minute change of plans required me to find a home and workspace for the proceeding month. This would also be my initial foray in to Serbia, and co-living proper.

Upon arrival, any doubts I had were instantly allayed: I was greeted with a warm welcome by the team, and given a tour of the separate buildings. The space is immaculate, architecturally impressive and highly contemporary within its rural setting – every detail has been considered. In addition to the working and living spaces, there’s a chlorine-free bio-pool, jacuzzi, bikes, a pool table, projectors in almost every room…and an underground bar in the crypt of the main house. I immediately felt at ease and settled in to my new home.

Mokrin House’s vision of co-living is quite different to anything else I’ve encountered. It’s about as all-inclusive as you can imagine, with a permanent staff continually available to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The chef cooked me three truly delicious meals a day (all from local and/or home-grown ingredients), while his sous/pastry-chef would sneak me salt-caramel pastries prior to trips out. The waiters kept me well-stocked in espresso and catered to any need I had. The management team would organise events and excursions and ensure everything was taken care of. Better still, this was all very informal, and we’d spend our down-time hanging out or playing frisbee.

This attention wasn’t overbearing, but quite the opposite; it freed my mind from the mundanities of everyday life. As I didn’t have to think about planning meals, buying or cooking food, washing or ironing my clothes, cleaning the house, or anything else, my work could take precedence. This new-found mental space meant my only other concerns would be what time I’d take a dip in the pool or go for a bike ride. 

The result of this was a highly productive month working in beautifully designed, air-conditioned spaces alongside people from all over the world, with whom I shared ideas and experiences. I swam and ran daily, found time for meditation, sunbathed, played pool, cycled through endless fields of sunflowers, and ate like a king.

Photo of Sam by Lilit Andrić

Mokrin House far exceeded my expectations and I very much plan on returning.”




Lets chat

Traveling and moving can sometimes be stressful, and we understand that. That is why we recommend that you have a Skype chat with our project leader and coordinator if you are at all interested or considering living and working in Mokrin House. Ivan will explain how everything around here works and answer any questions you guys might have. The chat is just so that you can get to know us a bit better and doesn’t commit you to anything.