‘IKIGAI’ (ee-key-guy) is a small word with a profound meaning. Translated from Japanese, it means a reason to live. It is primarily associated with the town of Okinawa, which boasts the longest-living people on earth. How do they do this? They live their lives based on Ikigai principles, an intersection between 4 distinct elements: what you’re passionate about, where your skills lie, how you can earn a living, and what the world needs.

These 4 elements are what this coliving means to me and my vision for the future is that the community that grows from this project can help contribute, even if only a little bit, for other people to find their own Ikigai.


Ikigai Coliving aims to provide a space where tenants can feel at home, not alienated by constant changes of guests, improving productivity by the use of designated public and private workspaces, and developing a sense of belongingness through community activities Let this place be the start of your Tenerife experience. 

"Only things that are imperfect, incomplete, and ephemeral can truly be beautiful, because only those things resemble the natural world." - Hector Garcia Puigcerver​


Thanks to Leyber and all the people I’ve met at Ikigai! I’ve had the best January ever I guess :) Great experience to work remote and to explore the island at the same time. The house is big with a wonderful garden and a nice view to Teide. Good conditions for working (WiFi, office desks, chairs etc.) and living (full equipped kitchen, living room, jacuzzi, cleaning service). Leyber is a perfect host, who shows you the nicest spots of Tenerife. I highly recommend this! See you soon hopefully:)