Workations and Adventures
So far 361 entrepreneurs from 32 different countries
have joined our trips to 6 different countries.
So far 361 entrepreneurs from 32 different countries
have joined our trips to 6 different countries.
The concept of Refuga is simple: Get great, likeminded and proactive people to spend time together in fantastic locations. The goal? Combining fantastic people with fantastic experiences to change perspective, mindset and ambitions.
Refuga started in 2012 aimed at Danish entrepreneurs. Since then the concept has developed into an international project, now doing trips to Spain, Italy, Morocco, Kenya, Costa Rica, Tanzania and Russia.
Our concepts vary from working at a beautiful, remote farm to hiking some of the most fantastic mountains the world has to offer. Find a trip that fits you, apply and join us for a trip that will change you.
I joined the Refuga camp quite spontaneously at a time when I needed to get new insights for my business from others, but not necessarily from people that were in my immediate surroundings…
From all the discussions and shared moments at the camp, I got a lot a valuable input from other entrepreneurs, that is still most useful for me today. And it was fun… and fun is a strong trigger for getting things done !
The people were awesome. And reassuringly like-minded – it felt quite safe to venture even into sensitive topics that are normally best avoided with strangers.
Refuga is a place to clear your head, learn a healthy lifestyle, connect with people from around the world and experience life outside of your own for a few days. It’s whatever you make it. It’s your life experience on your terms with the help of some spectacular views, food and sunsets.
Work, enjoy, be ….the experience with Refuga in Italy has been the most profitable time I have spend in the whole business year. 1 week, 20 entrepreneurs… This is the experience for growing you AND your business.
I´ve been on tree Danish Refuga trips, and it has been one of the best investments I´ve done in my business for the last two years. The Refuga trips have been essential because on these I can dedicate 24 hours a day to my business. I´ve also got a huge network of super cool and very clever online marketers in my network – people that have helped my business even further and today some of them have become some of my best friends. Now with my international website I can´t wait to go on my first international trip.
I aspired for clarity of thoughts and support from people from different countries when I signed up for Refuga Italy and I got nothing short of that. The location was perfect too. A lot has changed for me as my productivity level really got boosted and I am now making visible progress with lots of things.
I signed up as soon as I heard about Refuga Spain. In particular, I was really hooked on the opportunity of combining work and networking with other people from the online marketing community – all hosted in an inviting and exotic place.
My expectations were met to the fullest. I have participated twice and will definitely join Refuga again and I recommend it to all entrepreneurs.
Attending the Refuga trip to Spain is probably the best decision I ever made. Refuga helped me to get a perspective of my business and the global ecosystem per se. If you are looking to scale up your operations to other countries, I think Refuga is a good start to that.
It’s global networking at it’s best, where instead of just exchanging contacts you make relationships of a lifetime.
After a long period where my to do list has just grown, I’ve tried to get it down for the last 6 months, by focusing on unfinished tasks and getting an overview. At Refuga Spain I got the opportunity to get to the bottom of everything. After a very productive week in the remote house, I have reached the best level in 6 years.
Besides that I got new, creative inputs, new ideas and priceless network. A great feeling.
When I participated in Refuga Spain, I did not know any of the other participants but I was received well by the whole group and particularly by Nikolaj Astrup, the main organizer behind the event. Apart from making sure that all the practical things were running smoothly during our stay, he was good at introducing us and organizing feedback sessions that were very useful to me and my business.
Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and actually also a very effective work environment. Don’t consider joining the next Refuga for too long – just do it.
Refuga Spain was a really cool experience. Nikolaj created the perfect setting for a week of concentrated entrepreneurial work. It all took place in a luxury villa in the mountains north of Barcelona.
The trip has been really valuable because it got to talk to a lot of interesting people and expand my professional network. Joining this trip has definitely been one of the best things I have done for my business in 2012.
I joined Refuga Spain 2012 with the expectation to meet a lot of interesting people. It all took place in a large villa in the Spanish mountains, approximately 1 1/2 hours drive from Barcelona.
The people I met all made a lasting impressions in each their own ways. At Refuga Spain I was able to get as much done as I would do in three weeks at home. Also the trip has given my tons of new inspiration, new passion for my business. This has been a great way of getting a break from my daily life. The only thing you have to focus on is your business – this is how it is being at Refuga with Nikolaj as host.
Another participant had to cancel his participation on Refuga Spain and I had the pleasure of getting his spot. Refuga was a really good experience – both for me and my business. I met a lot of exciting people with a lot of opportunities for expanding my network and receiving sparring on my business.
Although tons of cool people participated in Refuga Spain I managed to get a lot of work done in the nice surroundings. I received a lot of feedback on my projects and came home with renewed energy.
Refuga is a unique opportunity for replacing your normal work settings with a new and exciting environment. That in it self is worth all the money I paid for the trip. However, what really gives you bang for the bucks is meeting other entrepreneurs who you can share insights with. The tips and tricks you get from being on Refuga is hard to put a price on. I got home with a whole new level of energy – and especially a lot of ideas.
Refuga Spain in October 2012 is definitely the best I have ever done for my business. Not only did I have a very productive week and managed to detach myself from my daily life. But I also got a great network and sparring from people that are ahead of me on many levels. My business was running at a speed of 95 km/h when I departed and a speed of 140 km/h when i arrived back home. The end result is six new domains, lots of ideas and a great experience.
Refuga Spain was a really positive experience. The idea of gathering a group of entrepreneurs who all feel great passion for their business creates a totally unique atmosphere. We managed to get work done, network and hang out.
Refuga planned the trip well and at no time did I feel that something was something was missing or being overlooked. I will definitely sign up for a Refuga trip again when the opportunity arrises.
Refuga Spain was a great experience. Not only did I get to meet a ton of exiting people. Being on a Refuga trip also reaffirmed that my passion was within marketing and entrepreneurship.
Being around people who love what they are doing cannot be undervalued. The stay at Refuga was made even more pleasant because Nikolaj and the team made all the necessary preparations. My only worry was whether or not my laptop would be able to manage a few hours by the pool on a single charge.
I have had the pleasure of being a participant at multiple Refuga trips. The trips enabled me to really get work done without any distractions (that is if you disregard the beautiful nature surrounding the house). Also, the trip gave me plenty of opportunities for meeting other entrepreneurs and for expanding my professional network.
Everything went smooth on the camp despite the fact that I was participating in the first edition of Refuga. Transportation, accommodation – you name it – was handled with great professionalism.
The people behind created the perfect setting for an efficient work week. On a Refuga trip you get work done, receive feedback from other entrepreneurs and expand your professional network. I got way more work done than I expected and got a lot of valuable feedback on a new project I’m working on. The expansions of my network has alone made the trip worthwhile.
The trip has been an awesome break from my daily work environment. Furthermore, I have gotten a great energy boost and my mind is filled with new thoughts and ideas. I will definitely recommend Refuga to anyone interested.
It didn’t take me long to decide that this was something I needed to participate in. Refuga offered the perfect setup for getting work done while networking with likeminded people. The trip was great and met all my expectations. I will definitely participate in Refuga trips again. The organizers are definitely the right guys for making these types of events. They made sure we had the best conditions and they really created a valuable trip for us all.
Refuga Spain was a big energy booster for me and my company.
I was at a camp in 2013 and that experience gave me the last motivation to become a full time freelancer. The place was fantastic and the other participants were really nice and friendly. Everybody was really helpful and a lot of knowledge was shared.
It really surprised me how much I could get done in one week! Thanks for arranging this concept!
Refuga was a great experience. For me, the most valuable aspect of the trip was being able to network with both likeminded people and people with different skills. We had plenty of opportunities for doing exactly that during the week that the Refuga trip lasted. In my view everybody came home with lots of valuable and practical knowledge that could be implemented in their business right away. Besides great network and feedback the trip made it possible to concentrate on your business in scenic surroundings.
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