What is the Content Castle?

This seven-bedroom design house on Koh Samui, ideally-located five minutes from charming Lamai and just a 15-minute drive from the ferry port, is filled with a multitude of inspirational corners, reading nooks, meditation hideaways, and writing alcoves. Spacious balconies will be hung with hammocks and loungers to relax, read, or write overlooking the expansive seaview afforded by our prime beachside location. 

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What’s included?

If accepted, you’ll get your own private or shared room (we have one room for sharing) and two homecooked meals a day every day except Sunday.

Fibre-optic WiFi will ensure a lightning-speed internet connection, and a library of books will provide you with all the resources you need to perfect your prose. Balconies with epic views provide inspiration.

If you are a writer with raw or developed talent who would love to stay with us for a month or two (residencies last between one to three months), we encourage you to apply. We have beautifully designed bedrooms available for our favourite applicants.

What’s the cost?

There isn’t any! Well, not monetarily, anyways. We ask our residents to write 10,000 words per week – this could be on a variety of topics, from travel and hospitality, lifestyle and tech, business and more. You’ll get real-world writing experience to help build up your portfolio, as well as feedback on your work to help you grow as an author. Beyond the 10,000 words, the rest is up to you: you can choose to spend your free time beach- or pool-side, reading from our Best Books Ever Collection, working on your book, doing freelance work, or whatever you like. At The Content Castle, you get out as much as you put in.

What our past residents have to say...

Joe Flaten

"I had the best time at this workshop. The people, the stories, the invaluable knowledge. I couldn't have asked for more well organized and professional team to help answer any and all questions regarding the dream job a "tropical writer". Truly a once in a life time opportunity to work with the greats!"

Nazia Tariq

"I have always enjoyed writing and was looking for creative writing courses when a friend directed me to this workshop and i signed up for it immediately. Through this workshop i not only gained insight and knowledge but also developed a strong network of friends who support, inspire and encourage each other to attain our goals as writers and bloggers." Read more...

Carolann Hughes @OneModernCouple.com

"Attending the Tropical Writers’ Workshop was one of the best decisions I ever made. My boyfriend, Macrae, and I started a travel and lifestyle blog and while in Bangkok we were told about the Tropical Writer’s Workshop on Koh Tao." Read more... 

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