More than one-third of U.S. libraries offer space for mobile workers and dedicated coworking spaces. Those coworking at a library often have access to large work tables, wireless printing, meeting rooms for collaboration, and access to business and research resources most individuals can’t afford including demographics and other market research and statistics, legal databases and professional journals.
Assuming that as a digital nomad, you’re aware that you are not required to move into a tourist area and live next door to other digital nomads and that there is, in fact, a huge world of places where you can live and still access food and coffee — then there’s no reason at all that you can’t work in a coffee shop.
So this is the post I wish I’d read myself back when I decided to work remotely. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, I can even summarize it for you, right here: different people like different kinds of work environments; “working remotely” doesn’t have to mean “working from home”; and if you’re going to work remotely, you should find the work environment that’s the right fit for you.
Remote Year program sends participants around the world as they continue to work.
Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face “many” instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.
I’ve seen a number of posts about people’s experiences as participants of Remote Year, but I’m wondering if anyone can share their experience in any other remote coworking program. Terminal 3 and The Remote Experience both seem more attractive to me than Remote Year based on price, flexibility, and accommodations, but I haven’t been able to find any detailed personal accounts. Perhaps that’s just because these other programs are younger.
The idea of mixing work and travel isn’t a bad one. But co-working with fellow “digital nomads” on a grown-up version of summer camp sounds like a nightmare.
Several startups are offering off-hours restaurant spaces as an affordable alternative to traditional coworking offices.
An inspiring getaway experience in exotic locations for carefully selected entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts and digital nomads.
Sure, the coworking movement may be a fad, but these researchers say it has a surprisingly strong psychological basis.
In places like Detroit and Cleveland a grassroots coworking movement is welcoming minority and low-income entrepreneurs and artists.
Nomad Pass enables professionals to work remotely from anywhere around the world. With your pass you can access listings of unique places around the world where you can live and work from, and connect to a community of professionals just like you so you’ll never feel lonely on the road.
An international community experience for remote workers interested in living in new places and learning new skills.
If you’re a footloose creative soul searching for a more affordable and friendly space than a typical rented or home office, coworking could work for you.
Thousands applied for the inaugural class of travel start-up Remote Year. Here’s what happened to the 68 people who went.
What can those who want to create more innovative and collaborative workplaces today — whether that’s a better office in a traditional organization, a coworking space, a startup incubator, or a fab lab — learn from the workshops of the Renaissance? The bottegas’ three major selling points were turning ideas into action, fostering dialogue, and facilitating the convergence of art and science.
Rising office rents make co-working spaces an attractive, and practical, alternative. Could they also foster a ‘magic spark’ among entrepreneurs?
Offsite Immersive is a week long coworking retreat in the south of Portugal where 18 professionals get together to balance work days with meaningful experiences! It’s a time and place to feel energised and inspired, focus on personal or professionals projects, explore ideas through collective thinking and collaboration.
Roam is an experimental coliving and coworking community testing the boundaries between work, travel and life adventure.
It’s clear that co-working is far more than a passing trend, it’s now a huge global industry providing essential services to communities of start-ups, entrepreneurs and freelancers in cities around the world. In fact, these spaces are becoming so popular, some experts believe they could be the predominant way in which we work in the future, taking over from more traditional office environments.
Terminal 3 offers you the opportunity to travel for six months with a community of 30 working professionals. Are you interested in truly immersing yourself in new cultures, connecting with locals and networking with business ecosystems across the world? If you answered yes Terminal 3 is for you.
Technology has upended where we work. The line between work and play has been blurred, and the difference between the office and home has all but disappeared. As a result, there’s a new class of white-collar workers (or no collar, to be precise) who roam the earth looking for places to get their jobs done.
Meanwhile, for workers of all generations, working is now more than ever considered an “experience,” rather than merely the source of a paycheck.
Tomorrow’s most successful companies will emerge from co-working spaces like Moorgate’s WeWork, where people can collaborate, brainstorm and scale quickly, says Monty Munford.
If you feel like more people these days work for themselves than ever than you are right. More and more people are becoming freelancers or going down the bootstrapped startup founder route, but what are their options for a space to work from? Many people are either working from home, heading to their nearest laptop friendly cafe or going to coworking spaces. The seemingly endless options are looking good for those going it alone.
The workplace of the future is quickly changing and those that are the most successful will not only find new creative ways to work but also meaningful work in environments that allow easy collaboration with like-minded people. Working from a coworking space as a freelancer or entrepreneur is not for everyone and requires a certain kind of personality, comfort with uncertainly and a healthy growth-mindset.
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Co-working is big in Africa, primarily due to cost of private office space and the low budgets of startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers. But setting up shop in a co-working space has additional benefits you would not find in traditional offices.
Hoffice.nu is a network aiming at creating fantastic, free work spaces – and make it thereby possible for people to realise their dreams. The work spaces are free of charge, as we are using a during-the-day underused resource: our homes.
There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale. This is at least a point higher than the average for employees who do their jobs in regular offices, and something so unheard of that we had to look at the data again.
Ten years ago this month, coworking was born in San Francisco when Brad Neuberg set up some card tables and invited people to work alongside him. There are now over 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide. Countless people have helped coworking become a global movement. Shareable reached out to some of these visionaries to find out what they’ve learned in the past 10 years, what the future of coworking will bring, and what challenges the movement faces.
Peter Wall, the founder of Hubud, answers our questions about the concept and success behind Bali’s famous coworking space and shares his thoughts about the future of work in Asia’s growing entrepreneurial scene.
Outsite merges active outdoor lifestyles and creative work sessions into a new retreat concept designed for professionals, entrepreneurs, groups and digital nomads who want to get away and get focused.
This is the #1 place in the world to discuss topics and share ideas related to coworking.
Even though I really enjoy working from home when it’s possible, I’ve always considered coworking spaces being full of opportunities when done right. I had the chance to visit SPACE, the new promising coworking center in Uppsala. Meeting with the founding team and seeing their enthusiasm brought back some good memories and led me to write this article.
Mobile Jazz is an engineering and design agency. But unlike our peers, when it comes to working at Mobile Jazz we are becoming known for sometimes taking a rather different approach to the work/life balance.
Find coworking and coliving spaces for you and your startup’s team to retreat to.
Two startups, RemoteYear and Hacker Paradise, are taking engineers, designers, and other professionals on a worldwide journey across multiple continents, all the while helping them remain productive on their own work and side projects.
The optimism of the co-working open office is false. Stripping work to its bare essence strips away some of the humanity of coming into an office and speaking to people you’ve known for at least a couple of months. Reduced to a lone wolf, moving in and out of a room so big and shiny that it feels uncomfortable to cough too loudly, as an employee you start to feel less like a member of any sort of team, and more like what you actually are: a cog in a machine.
Hotels and resorts have long catered to travelers who cannot disengage from their jobs. But increasingly there is a new option for those who need to work, but who also want the benefits of a vacation.
Where and how often do people search online for ‘Coworking’? Do they write it with or without a hyphen? Has the new style of work affected the popularity of ‘home offices’? Google and Wikipedia offer daily data about their search volumes and requests. Deskmag worked its way through this data and extracted some answers about these and other questions.
Nomad House builds spaces where digital nomads can live work and retreat together.
Work Hard Anywhere (WHA!) is a community of creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who work beyond the corporate cubicle. We are in the process of building an app to further connect this community - a tool spawned from our frustration with finding a good cafe or decent work space when we’re on the run or in a foreign city. It will help the community easily share and explore great spots to get work done, so they can focus on what’s truly important: the work itself.
Remote year allows participants to enjoy all of the benefits of traveling without many of the risks. The program will spend one month in 12 different locations through the world. This will give participants an opportunity to deeply connect with the local culture and business ecosystem through bursts of stability, while remaining short enough to avoid growing stale.
CoNomads helps you meet and co-live together with other like-minded individuals and take your business to the next level.
Coliving & working for digital nomads.
Coboat is an 82ft retrofitted sailing catamaran and floating coworking space. Circumnavigating the globe and exploring uncharted waters, Coboat will be home and office for up to 20 digital nomads as they collectively set out on a sea-faring adventure combining life, work and play.
Desksurfing gives you the freedom to work where you want. And who you want to work with. Desksurfing is coworking - at any given place. Find your favourite workspot. And change it whenever the surf feels right. Offer a desk at your office. And share your spot with creative professionals.
Copass is a global membership that lets you access a network of independent collaborative spaces with one account.
Nowadays, coworking spaces have been growing across the globe and some of them are really unique.
With the help of our friend Kenichi Nakaya of doko-off.com, we contacted a load of coworking spaces in the Tokyo area to ask if they accept drop in visitors and if they have any English-speaking staff.
Tip: The Hacker News thread on this article lists a few more coworking spaces in Tokyo.
Sunny Office offers coworking holidays in sunny places with a group of authentic and passionate freelancers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe. Sunny Office is organized by a small team of entrepreneurs located in Germany and Spain. Our goal is to bring exceptional people to beautiful, inspirational places where they can truly connect and make the most of being location-independent.
Travel the world, get work done, grow personally & professionally, and be part of a tight-knit community of passionate and intellectually curious people. You bring yourself, a project to work on, and a positive attitude. We facilitate a tight-knit, creative community, organize a curated list of awesome places to visit, and provide a high-productivity workspace.
Enter Nomad Pad. Imagine a world where picking up and moving for a month is a breeze. You land in a new city with the perfect home set up for building your digital empire. Equipt with new friends, a comfortable bed and everything needed to rock the nomad lifestyle. No lease, no commitment, and no headache.
Coworking spaces in Israel for entrepreneurs, digital nomads and startups.
CoWorking Coffee is a website for nomad workers to find and share the best workplaces all around the world, with great environment, coffee and wifi.
Workfrom is a community of people and places helping one another find and share spaces to work remotely all over the world. Discover the best coffee shops, bars, cafes and coworking spaces to work from while you roam.
ShareDesk marketplace provides a platform for mobile professionals to discover and book work and meeting spaces on the go– by the hour, day, or month. We have a network of over 2,400 venues in all corners of the globe and powering thousands of reservations each day. Pay for what you use, and work where you need to.
Global Coworking Map – Search by City or Country.
Coworking offices are creating the best of both worlds. An office you can call home, no bosses, great coffee, like minded entrepreneurs to network with and many other cool options that vary by location. Here are the top hundred in the U.S.