Voyage Blog

Blog that follows the Adventures of Tiger Lee on his voyage to build this vision of Shangri La, Fountain of Youth n’ Libertalia.  New post every Wednesday, part of the "Retiring in Sao Miguel" YouTube Channel.

Intro: Ola My Friend!

Welcome to my voyage about creating the Villa of the Golden Mermaid, a CoLiving Community for Solo Seniors on the Sao Miguel island in the Portugal Azores.

Episode 11: Beauty of the Azores

This 11th episode features a 3 minute video of the Azores island that made me fall in love with this beautiful archipelago. Made this for the Q&A session for my presentation for the Art of CoLiving Incubator Demo Day which you can see on Episode 12.

Episode 10: Honest Politician

Tiger's adventure continues with meeting an official from the Azores. Can Tiger learn to trust a politician?

Episode 8: Buying a Property in a Foreign Land

Tiger makes a difficult decision to buy Vila Laura and all that issues that buying overseas entails.

Episode 7: Discovering the Pink Villa

Tiger discover the Pink Villa of Ribeirinha in his Azores House Hunting adventure. Could this be the place for the Solo Senior CoLiving Community?

Episode 6: Voyage to the Magical Islands of the Azores

Tiger visit two islands in the Azores to see if the hype about this beautiful place is true.

Episode 5: Life in the Blue Zone

Incorporating the Principles of the Blue Zone to live a happier and longer life in the Solo Senior CoLiving Community on the Azore Islands.

Episode 4: CoLiving, the Explosion No One has Heard of?

Tigers discover the hot new trend in shared living space that is exploding though Europe and India.

Episode 3; Azores, the Hawaii of the Atlantic

Lets discover the most amazing group of nine Portuguese islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The perfect place to retiring in a beautiful natural setting away from the chaos of the world.

Episode 2: Permaculture & Tiny Home Community

Tiger explores his voyage from US Army to Environmentalist to Pirate and how that has lead him on his path to the Solo Senior CoLiving space.

Episode 1: Boomer Thinks About Retirement

Tiger Lee first thinks about the possible of retiring from his business. From the building of a pirate business to the business of creating a better life.

Linked In Article

Read Tiger Lee's article: Seniors the Next Big Niche in CoLiving


Riches are in the niches. When you market to the masses with a similar product as everyone else, it is normally a race to the bottom. As price becomes the main factor of increasing sales. When there is little competition, you can raise your prices. Too much in marketing focuses about how to appeal to the largest market, which means water down the offering with only safe choices.

Episode 9: Return to the Green Island

Experience Tiger's Rollercoaster Return to Sao Miguel for 9 days in his search for contractors to build the Vila of the Golden Mermaid. This is first half of the trip.

Episode 14: Problems Flying to the Azores from the USA

Tiger talks about his 3 flights from the USA to the Azore Islands and all the difficult issues he encounters. He also show what he packed to move to San Miguel.

Episode 12: CoLiving Incubator Demo Day

Tiger Lee gives his presentation of the Solo Senior CoLiving at the CoLiving Incubator Demo Day held on April 30, 2024. He was one of 7 participants in the first CoLiving 12 week Incubator Program.

Episode 13: Getting a D7 Portuguese Visa

Tiger Lee shares all his mis-adventure of applying for a D7 Visa from Portugal. This is the info, I wish I knew before starting the process.

Episode 15: Biking in the Azores

Join Tiger on what he enjoys most about living in the Sao Miguel island. What bike he bought and some of his adventures cycling around the country side.

Tiger's New FaceBook Page

So as not to mix up thousands of my Pirate audience for Pirate Fashions, I had to create a new Facebook under my real name, Anthony Liu. These are my daily posting of what I am doing on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Click to View Here.

Episode 16: Issues of Buying a Car in the Azores

Not so easy to buy a car in the Azores compared with the USA. Follow Tiger in his adventures with purchasing an automobile.


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