(not so) Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I stay for less than a month? Can I stay for longer than a month?

    You can’t stay for less than a month because everybody should spend at least a month with each other to make meaningful connections. On the other hand, you can definitely stay for longer than a month!

  • Can I stay for a month and then travel around by myself to another country afterwards?

    Yes, of course. If you have time to travel more that’s a great way to get more value out of the same round trip flight ticket.

  • I’m not 100% sure that I can go on the trip, should I still apply?

    Yes! I’d prefer if you applied anyways so that you don’t forget about it. When I follow up you can tell me you’ve changed your mind and I’ll remove your application.

  • I need fast, reliable internet for work. Can you guarantee that the house has high speed wifi?

    Yes, this is super important. I’ll work with the landlord to get a recent speed test before a house is picked.

  • What if I don’t get along with the other housemates?

    I video call every potential house member 1:1 to get a better sense of who they are and before everything is finalized, we’ll all have a chance to meet each other on video call. I know that doesn’t guarantee we’ll all get along when living with each other but I think that risk is minimized.

  • I don’t have an online business or an idea yet, can I still come on these trips?

    You don’t need to have a running online business but you need an idea and some plan for working on it. You can apply with just an idea but your background and track record is going to be a bigger factor in the decision.

  • I don’t know anything about traveling and living in another country, will you help me through the whole process?

    Yes! I’ll try to provide a lot of upfront information but you’ll be able to ask me for help from start to finish.

  • How do you make money?

    I charge $100/month per person on top of the cost of the whole trip.

  • When is the upfront payment for rent due? Can I get a refund?

    1. Payment is only due once the group is finalized and before any flight tickets are booked.
    2. You can get a refund if you withdraw from the trip and it’s not too late to replace you. I'll do everything I can to help if that happens.

  • Can I withdraw my application?

    If all you did was submit an application, you can just ignore my follow up email. If we’ve already talked, don’t ghost me, I’d appreciate a heads up via email :)

  • Will you offer trips in other cities?

    That’s the plan, but first I want to run multiple trips in Bangkok to nail down the experience.

  • I have other questions that aren’t answered here.

    Email me at olivierxtruong@gmail.com