Co-Founder & Partner, 2016
Nomad Tree Lodge, Bocas Del Toro, Panama
My business partner and I designed and built an eco lodge in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama. We opened in early 2017 and we’re still working out some details because we’re perfectionists at heart (i.e. waterfall accents were recently designed and built to our pool – photo in next section).
I have been working on this project remotely from New York City in my spare time (as I work full-time as a creative in advertising). For the last two years I’ve used all my PTO to travel and work on the lodge. My business partner lives on-site and is working with a small crew including WorkAway-ers from all over the world.
I designed the logo and am working on branding.
Nomad Tree Lodge is an affordable, down-to-earth alternative to overpriced resorts where people can experience cool style and design in raw paradise.
You can feel the ocean breeze and hear the waves crash while enjoying howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and many more wild, crazy birds amongst our trees.
We’re located on the main island, a 5-minute walk to some of the best surf in the area (Tiger Tail surf break & Bluff Beach), but remote enough to experience the raw and uncensored rainforest jungle lifestyle.
The lodge is 2.5 acres of land complete with rope bridges, a restaurant, bar, and a pool that’s bigger than my apartment in NYC. We strategically placed EVERY unit including the restaurant and pool to fit between the trees; we even shifted the placement of units rather than cutting a tree, so only unhealthy or dead trees were cleared.
We are using state-of-the-art composting toilets, our water supply is 100% rain-collected, and we installed A-Grade efficient ceiling fans, lights and appliances.
For more information or to book, check out our website: Nomad Tree Lodge.