Every 6 months, the Residents and Builders of Mangrove gather for a week to discuss the evolution of the community, prepare the next steps and of course have fun together. Contrary to traditional retreats where members work on their own stuff, summits are mostly dedicated to Mangrove discussions & projects.
More than a classic retreat, in summer 2016, we designed a new kind of retreat named "Nomad Education" where the participants had the opportunity to participate to workshops on daily basis. From data science, to UX/UI design, and Yoga to productivity, this series of workshops were a complete success for the members coming from all over Europe, including Greece, Spain and Italia.
Peniche is known as one of the best surf place in Portugal. In early 2016, we found there the perfect house to make our second retreat happen. An awesome sea view, more than 30 people gathered for 3 weeks, BBQ with portuguese folks, this retreat helped us to build the community, kickstart some projects and bots, and more important: create meaningful friendship between people.
Where the story started. Essaouira was the place where our first retreat happened and more important, where Mangrove was created. Today, Essaouira has still a special place in Mangrove history, our members see it as the perfect place to take a step back on their life, work from sunny terraces, surf perfect waves and explore moroccan way of life and traditions.