When cafés and libraries aren’t enough, but a whole office is too big, companies are moving their businesses to co-working spaces. Many, filled with perks such as cafeterias and fast-speed internet, become the perfect place for startups. Here are the eight best co-working spaces around the world.
While other co-working spaces are open for everyone, Shecosystem is tailored towards women, trans, and non-binary people who value mixing wellness with a working environment. The space features floral decor and offers plenty of natural light, making anyone feel comfortable and productive. Shecosystem comes with a yoga studio, coffee lounge, a quiet phone booth, and a healing room with massage tables. It’ll be hard to feel stressed when you’re surrounded by this much productivity and relaxation.
$20 – 230
703 Bloor Street West (201) Toronto, ON
416 – 992 – 1913
For the ability to be productive in a stylish area that has all the amenities an office space needs, look no further than the Cove. Whether you work better at night or just plan on working from 9-5, “Your Cove is Calling.” Membership to Cove gives you access to any of the multiple coves in DC and Boston. You can also enjoy unlimited printing and scanning, sip on the free coffee brew, use the Call Box for private video/phone calls, or utilize the lockers and mail boxes to make the co-space yours. Cove customers also receive discounts at local businesses, so start downloading the mobile app and reserve your space.
$30 – 319
Right in the heart of downtown Austin, Industrious offers not only a space to get work done, but one that feels far better than a normal office. With floor-to-ceiling windows, Industrious makes the most out of its space by using its glass windows as whiteboards and filling the offices with beautiful plants and furniture. Enjoy the local coffee, pastries, fruit, and beer while working hard. Industrious also has indoor parking – an amenity not available in most co-working spaces.
$449 – 2,555
201 W 5th St. Suite 1100 Austin, TX 78701
512 – 330 – 4156
Although it might look like a modernized cottage from the outside, Le Lawomatic in Paris is anything but. Le Lawomatic considers itself an “idea laboratory” and offers 24-hour access for its members. As a place where locals, tourists, and nomads can sit and work, the space offers a fully-equipped office with internet, a café, and even a heater for the colder Parisian nights. Members can even utilize the on-site storage space to maximize Le Lawomatic’s potential.
370 € HT/Month
20 rue Jean Moinon, 10e, Paris, France
Welcome to The Thinking Hut: what used to be a horse barn is now one of the most popular co-working spaces in Amsterdam. With a café that changes its menu weekly and a secret garden to enjoy the wonderful weather outside, locals can feel productive at The Thinking Hut. While you’re working, take a peek at the calendar of community and networking events, including drinks, massages, and even a painting session called “watercolor on the walls.”
20 – 350 €
Mauritskade 55C, 1092AD Amsterdam
Pilotenstraat 39A, 1059CH Amsterdam
La Vaca is popular not only for being a former dairy center in Barcelona but as a place to get work done and still meet new people. With community events, communal music, a place for naps and even a paella night, La Vaca offers customized experiences for anyone who uses it. Other amenities include a mail box, projector, bike parking, a kitchen, books and magazines, and finger print access for added security.
10 – 200 €
Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 19 08004, Barcelona, Spain
Join the HiVe and be a part of a co-working space that allows you to work hard while improving your community. Members can choose from several kinds of desks: a permanent desk member can call a desk home, personalize it, and call it yours. A Hot Desk member signs up to sharing a desk so, while you can’t personalize it, you can still reserve the spot and get to work. A Virtual Desk is for those who only need a permanent mailing address in a secure location. Need to test the waters first? They offer a free day pass. Join this company to give you a place in the workspace that partners with local communities and still makes time for its members to enjoy activities with the community calendar.
$30 – 575
#210 – 128 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC
With the flexibility to make the space your own or only come in once a week, Shared Space lets you rent at your own pace. There are no long-term leases and levels of permanence in the Shared Space, however you can still rent a single, private, lockable office space. Your desk is available 24/7, along with the amenities such as meeting rooms, printing services and networking events. 'Sharing' will become your new favourite word after one day here.
$99 – 595
Dunwoody: 4470 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30338
Cobb: 2430 Herodian Way, Atlanta, GA 30080
With so many opportunities to co-work in the same space, we think that The Thinking Hut in Amsterdam offers the best experience. With its natural lighting, secret garden, and emphasis on community events, it’s easy to like to come to work in a space like this. The open-mindedness of the area adds value to the productivity you’re likely to encounter. At The Thinking Hut, you’ll not only get a ton of work done, but enjoy doing it too.
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