Seeking your thoughts on coworking spaces - experience? interest?
March 25, 2014 3:20 PM Subscribe
We are considering setting up a coworking space in a nearby small town. It would be very helpful to hear from people who have tried working in one. What did you like or dislike? What suggestions do you have? If you haven't worked in one, why not? Does the idea appeal to you or not?
posted by ridingtheranges to Work & Money (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Coworking spaces are centrally located large offices or sometimes loft spaces that allow many individuals to bring laptops and other tools of their trades to work in a somewhat social environment. Often there are many shared resources - office equipment, kitchen space, conference rooms, etc. They work well for people who are feeling too isolated working from home and seek camaraderie, input from others, and other benefits of community, as well as the above mentioned resources.
Do you know of any coworking spaces available in your area? ? If there are no coworking spaces there, do you think one would be well received? Is your area urban, suburban or rural?
If you have the energy to provide details about how your coworking space is set up that would also be very helpful - fees, layout, ambience, special features, etc.
Any feedback would be very helpful.