Sailors Desk

SAILORS DESK

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Live in our beautiful and authentic coliving space located in undiscovered islands.

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What is Sailors Desk?

Sailors Desk is a coliving space & nomad community. Our community is composed of: freelancers, digital nomads, location independent workers and anyone who’s into a new adventure. 

Join us in starting a new home for you where you can find the balance between work and fun. Let us help you get the most out of an unexplored island. Sailors Desk is going to start in the gorgeous Island of Kerkennah, in Tunisia. It’s the kind of place that fuels you with the feeling of freedom and inspires you as you breath a holy clean and fresh air.

With us, you can enjoy having a community of like-minded people, be productive and discover a mystical island. You’ll also have the opportunity to get to know locals and you’ll know the real meaning of feeling welcome!


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What do we offer ?

Coliving

Live in our beautiful and authentic coliving space.


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Coworking

Get the most out of your work everyday in our coworking space in front of the sea.


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Community

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Our space includes

Coliving

  • free water, coffee and tea
  • 4g SIM card
  • chill out patio
  • Like-minded community
  • Comfy private or shared rooms in front of the sea
  • Bike rental

Coworking

  • 24/7 Access to coworking space
  • high speed internet
  • 4g SIM card
  • Like-minded community & workshops

About us

The first coliving space of Sailors Desk will be located in the beautiful Tunisian island of Kerkennah. It’s an undiscovered and mystical place where you’ll feel that everything is possible. Located in the South East of Tunisia, you will find peace, authenticity and local welcome.

Despite being populated by hotels, our coliving and coworking space will keep you far enough to enjoy work, peace, fun and reflection.

Sailors Desk is an inspiring co-working and co-living space in its pilot phase. We chose to anchor our space in this undiscovered island. A perfect spot to catch a breath-taking sunset. Kerkennah is located in the east of the welcoming country Tunisia.

Tunisia is in North Africa, a country full of history and culture. It’s less than two hours away, by plane, far from France and Italy.

Many Hollywood films have been filmed in Tunisia, including almost every Star Wars film. Tunisia boasts a total of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including a 6,000 year old amphitheatre! In Tunisia, we speak Arabic, French and many of us speak English. Kerkennah is known for its incredible sunsets and the different activities that are possible to be done in the island. At night, the sky is like nowhere else in the world. Many

Europeans choose to come and settle in Kerkennah for its calm and beautiful atmosphere.

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Single Room

€ 349
2 weeks

  • Bed sheets & blanket
  • Clean towels
  • Daily cleaning service
  • 24/7 coworking access + Wifi

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Shared Room

€ 249
2 weeks

  • Bed sheets & blanket
  • Clean towels
  • Daily cleaning service
  • 24/7 coworking access + Wifi

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

What’s Sailors Desk ?

Sailors Desk is a shared place for Digital Nomads to focus on work and enjoy their living. It’s a cozy coworking and coliving space that gathers a community of like-minded people who aim to inspire each other. 

Where is Sailors Desk ?​

Sailors Desk is in the island of Kerkennah. Kerkennah is 1 hour away by ferry from the city of Sfax, which is on the east coast of Tunisia. 

Which airport to land in ?

Lot of airlines’ flights land directly in Sfax. More airlines fly to Tunis the capital, Enfidha -the biggest airport- , Sousse and Monastir. These 5 airports are disposed in only 272 km so you have a lot of choice about where to land. We recommend you to land in Tunis Carthage Airport or Enfidha airport and take the train from there to reach the city of Sfax. Tunis Carthage Airport is 3 hours away to sfax and it costs 7€. Enfidha airport is 2 hours away from Sfax and it costs 3,5€.

How to get to Sailors Desk from the city?

From Sfax train station, you can reach the ferry station by 15 minutes of walking. http://www.sonotrak.tn/

It’s only 0.25€ to enjoy 1 hour of ferry in the mediterranean sea to reach Kerkennah. When landing, there are shared taxis and buses to take the landers. The bus will leave you 1 Km away from Sailors Desk. We’ll come and pick you up from there. We don’t recommend it as it can take more than one hour to reach us. The most comfortable way is  to pick a taxi and ask him to take you to Sailors Desk. The shared taxi will cost you 2€/person. The private taxi will cost you around 6€/person.

How about the currency and where can I get it?

The Tunisian  currency is the Tunisian Dinar (DT).

Exchange rates are around 2.7dt for 1€, 3dt for 1£, and 2.4dt for $1. Dinars can only be obtained within Tunisia. The cheapest way to get the currency is to withdraw using your Visa or MasterCard account from one of the many ATMs at any airport you’re landing in. In The Island, ATMs are available in the central village, which is 10 minutes driving.

Is Tunisia safe?

After the revolution, Tunisia has faced some insecure time. Now, Tunisia is safer than ever. In fact, lots of efforts and resources have been set to prevent any security issue. All of these measures that Tunisian government is putting is to rise Tunisian economy. Tourism is an important segment of the economy, and the government is very serious about our guests’ safety.

What clothing should I bring?

Tunisia is a very tolerant Muslim country. The island is not a known touristic spot, but people are enjoying living without disturbing them other so Swimsuits and bikinis are very normal on the beach. Summer clothes are perfect but bring winter clothes for the winter nights, as it can get windy.

What is the food like?

Tunisian food is very various. it’s influenced by all the cultures present in the country. Lots of dishes are inspired from the berberian, eastern, mediterranean and Turkish cultures.

 

Sailors Desk is in a calm and touristic part in the island where there are no main cafés or restaurants. However, in Sailors Desk, breakfast is included and we have a pizza, sandwich and salad bar where you can order your food and have it beside our pool. We also organize community lunches to gather all our guests together around a delicious Tunisian meal.

 

If you are vegetarian, vegan or if you have any other dietary requirements, you’ll be more than satisfied. Lots of figs, prickly pears, grapes, and date trees are around and are growing up without any single chemical treatment. Kerkennah is proudly one biological and natural island where you can not worry about that. It’s the perfect way to enjoy biological fruits. Also let us know if you have special needs, we’ll definitely take care of it.

Can I find alcohol?

The Island is a sailor island, therefore alcohol is a part of their lifestyle. However, selling alcohol is not allowed in all shops, like in any Muslim country. Alcohol is sold in Alcohol shops and touristy bars and restaurants. We can count you in when buying groceries, if needed. On demand, we can also bring you palm tree, grapes and prickly pear liqueur traditionally made from natives.

What are the electricity plugs like?

Tunisian voltage is the same than european standard. Don’t worry about it, just make sure that it can handle 220 voltage with 50 Hz frequency.

How is the healthcare in the island?

You do not need any vaccinations to visit Tunisia. There is a well stocked day and night pharmacies in the central village where you can buy any medicine you need.  A hospital equipped with helicopter for emergency case is also in the central village.

What is the weather like?

Tunisia is a sunny country. The sun here is shining from February to December 15th. The island provide a continuous gentle breezes therefore temperature cannot be high in the shadow.

Where is the coworking space and what is it like?

The coworking is in the first floor with a sea side view and two terraces to work in. It’s equiped with reliable internet, coffee and water corner and offering an inspiring environment to focus on work.

It can fit up to 8 coworkers inside and more counting our two terraces.

How many people are in the co-living space?

We are starting the co-living space with 4 rooms. Every room can fit 2 people and can be booked as a shared double room or a single room. Every two rooms are sharing bathroom facilities. All these rooms share an outside kitchen with washing machine for the laundry.

How far is the beach?

Sailors Desk is anchored just in front of the beach, don’t think that much just go there and enjoy the virgin sea that mother nature is offering.

Win an extra week at sailors desk coliving !

Yep, you heard it ! At sailors desk we can offer you one whole week in our coliving space. Wanna know how ? Just submit your application and we’ll get back to you 😉 


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