By now most people will have heard of co-working, but if you haven’t tried it, what is it? And why are so many people moving out of their home offices, and away from their dining room tables, and heading to their nearest co-working space?
Well, here at SpaceHoppers we have provided everything you need, created the aesthetics, and set the vibe. The rest is down to the people that use the space.
We believe that creating the right working environment is essential to your productivity.
You need to feel like you're away from home, yet feel like you're at home. You need to walk through the front door and know you're going to see friendly faces, someone that will know who you are, what your job is, and actually care about it.
Co-working communities are different because each person is on their own journey. You're not all working for the same person. There is no hierarchy, no office politics. A neutral space where people can come together and get 'shit done’.
Co-working is transient. You may not see the same people from day to day, so we’ve added extras that make it feel even more of a community. Every month we hold a communal lunch, it’s always vegetarian and always busy. It’s the perfect opportunity to come together and get to know your other co-workers.
SpaceHoppers is already a huge part of people’s lives, and it is so much more than just a working space.
Our many ‘Hoppers', some new to the area, are busy making new connections, forging new business relationships and (not least) making new friends.
When we first started, people would regularly ask "what is co-working?" We would pause and try to come up with a less boring answer than “you rent a desk for the day”. We were desperate to tell people our vision in a nutshell.
However nearly three years on we still struggle to put it in a nutshell - the vision continues to develop and evolve.
It’s not just a generic desk for the day. It’s a new way of life.
And that’s what co-working is and has become. An introduction to a new town, a way of meeting new and exciting people. It’s also a great place to come if you have an idea for a new business. You will meet people just like you, people who may want to get out of the rat race and go on their own. And being around this positive energy brings change. You bounce off ideas, people listen and before you know it you're saying 'fuck it', and you're doing something different.
So no, it’s not just a desk for a day.