Do you want to spend more time doing what you love? Would you like to meet people with similar interests? If so, Ambera is the lifestyle for you.
In an increasingly digital world, Ambera connects people across Europe by creating physical meeting places. Join interesting Lifestyle events and meet people who share your interests, or live the dream every day as a resident of our community in Spain.
This autumn, Ambera invites all our members to join us for a series of unforgettable trips and events. Have you found one that suits you?
How about a three-day motorcycle tour of the unique desert landscape of Almería with fellow Ambera Lifestyle Members?
Something a bit quieter, perhaps? Learn the secrets of watercolour painting alongside new friends, with the Mediterranean as your muse!
Fancy a bit of friendly competition? Join our three-day golf tournament at the PGA-approved Indiana Course at Desert Springs – bring a friend to compete with, or make new ones! Combine your stay with a tour of the local vineyards, or try scuba diving for the first time while you’re here!
See the complete list of planned Ambera Lifestyle Clubs, upcoming events here.
This November, we’re launching our first community in Spain. Here you can live your life to the fullest in a social community where every day provides an opportunity to explore new interests and old passions.
Read on for a few quick facts about our unique community concept.
Your house or apartment is yours, just like any other privately-owned home. Though we believe in sharing experiences with other people, Ambera is not a time-sharing project. Apartment prices will start at approximately €190,000.
Our community offers plenty of opportunities to explore your interests and meet other people who share those interests. Our residents will typically stay for large parts of the year, and will be looking for more than your typical vacation entertainment.
Ambera homeowners have free access to a wide variety of shared facilities, like music rooms, fitness centres, tennis courts and computer workstations. Everything is included in the amenity fee, and located within walking distance.
The monthly homeowner’s fee covers all clubs and activities such as yoga classes, language courses and choir practice, as well as community gardening services and basic external property maintenance.
Our on-site staff can help you organise events, plan trips, rent a car, or even find someone who can help you brush up on your Spanish.
Our partner DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the world and has offices in Spain and in your home country. They will help you with all legal questions and procedures connected to your future Ambera home. At Desert Springs, 24h security ensures your safety around the clock, at and our staff will help you find medical support if you should need it.
Curious? Click the information boxes below to learn more about how Ambera can make your life’s next chapter the best one yet.
Ambera is a new name for a new way of living that we are generating in the Ambera communities that we will build. The name works internationally and contains elements from “amber”, which has a warm gold-brown colour and is used as a gem in jewellery which is said to have healing effects – something which we think reflects Ambera’s vision.
There are two main principles that are important here: Scale, and community-run groups and activities.
By building large communities, we can split the costs for operations, shared facilities and activities, and other running expenses between many homes. This makes living in Ambera much cheaper per person than if we were to build smaller communities. We’ve visited over 100 such communities in America, where this principle works extremely well, and the community members love the lifestyle they can afford in such a setting.
In order to create an active and social community, we are going to employ what we call a ‘Lifestyle Director’. This person’s job is to make it fun and easy for our community members to join and create clubs and activities. We will help facilitate the activities, but our members will have the most control over how they are run. A retired journalist might start a writing class, a piano teacher might decide to lead the community orchestra, a hobby carpenter might teach a woodworking course, and so on. By making it easy to get started, we will create an encouraging culture where contributing your skills and talents makes life more fun for everyone.
Ambera is building homes where people live for longer periods of time, because residents and not visitors make a community. We believe this is necessary in order to establish an active and social community. Regular holiday homes are typically used or rented for only a few days or weeks throughout the year, and most owners/visitors are not interested in getting to know their neighbors or engage in the wider community during their stay. These types of communities transform into “ghost towns” in the off season – and we think there are enough of those already.
Ambera’s designs will reflect the fact that they are long-term homes. Typically, holiday homes have as many beds and bedrooms as possible, little (if any) storage space, and small, efficient living room areas. They’re little more than a place to sleep, and maybe have a guest over for a nightcap. Ambera’s homes are intended for year-round use, with plenty of storage options, spacious living areas, and functional spaces that will prove useful for longer stays. Our homes will be places to live.
Our goal is to make Ambera affordable for as many people as possible, not just the wealthiest. The price of buying a home and living in an Ambera community will depend on the land plots we purchase, and how large each project ends up being. Land close to the sea is more expensive than plots inland, and the more homes we can split the costs for the amenities between, the cheaper it becomes per household.
Ambera at Desert Springs as our first project is located close to the sea, because many of our followers and future residents have told us that this is important to them. As such, the price level of our first project might be a bit higher than some of our future projects. Please, refer to our home sales section for concrete prices, which will be available in autumn of 2020.