10 of the coolest coworking spaces around the world
Author: Makenna Taylor-Gonzalez
Creative coworking spaces from Brooklyn to Chiang Mai
Working from home, in a hotel or coffee shop can be loud, distracting and quite simply boring, inevitably hindering productivity. As a digital nomad or someone who is looking to catch up on work while traveling, coworking offers an ideal solution. Coworking provides a fun solution for location-independent workers and establishes communities of independent workers, creatives, and dreamers who thrive in collaborative environments.
For a simple, low-cost fee, most coworking spaces provide a desk or area to work, access to fast wifi, office supplies (printers/scanners), and usually coffee, tea, and snacks. With coworking locations popping up around the world, the FlyingYak team has rounded up a list of some of the coolest spaces that will definitely get your creative juices flowing.
The BoxJelly is Hawaii’s first (and largest) coworking space and in their words: “is a place for small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers and the like to have a space to get sh*t done.” We couldn’t agree more.
2. KoHub (Koh Lanta, Thailand)
With unlimited WiFi, dedicated AC rooms, free coffee, tea and water, and located next to Long Beach, KoHub takes coworking tropical. KoHub is a vibrant international community of digital nomads and is basically one of the coolest places to get work done — and if you need a break from work, go swimming, hang out in a hammock or soak up the sun.
This space screams Berlin — it’s trendy, chic and artsy and hosts both people and projects based on a philosophy that reflects the values of its community: diversity, self-organization and social ties. Agora Collective is open 24/7 and hosts a number of fun events, workshops, films, and exhibitions.
4. Hubud (Bali, Indonesia)
Hubud (or Hub in Ubud) is easily one of our favorite coworking spaces out there. Whether it’s their prime location, fast wifi, or organic cafe that serves healthy food options, Hubud offers everything — not to mention a great sense of community.
5. OPEN (Maboneng, South Africa)
OPEN is an uncluttered, modern and comfortable workspace located in Maboneng, Johannesberg. With a professional putting green, coffee bar and plenty of private work areas, OPEN is the perfect place to get quality work done while networking with other creatives. “OPEN is more than just an office. It’s a collaborative community of creative and professional people to come together in an inspiring and diverse space where you can expand your mind, meet, network and collaborate.”
If you’re feeling the need to escape from the magical city of lights for a couple of hours or even the day and get some work done, Coworkshop is centrally located for your convenience. Here, you can stay for as long as you want and pay for your time at the end, aka its perfect for nomads — Not to mention it is modern, bright and peaceful with plenty of natural light and complementary coffee or tea!
Brooklyn Boulders is an ‘active collaborative workspace’ that is built above a 120 foot long and 22 foot high climbing wall in the midst of a 40,000 square foot hybrid climbing facility. This isn’t your average coworking space: expect impassioned conversations, business meetings punctuated by pull-up sessions and cheering from those at the stand-up desks as friends tackle a tough climbing challenge on the wall across the way.
Hub Adelaide has a list of amenities that seems to go on forever, including a fully equipped kitchen, private studios for 2–6 people, bike racks, ping pong tables, hanging swings for relaxation, an outdoor balcony, members lounge and other breakout areas, and even shower facilities (so you basically never have to leave).
Punspace has two locations in Chiang Mai and members can go to both locations without paying extra. It is chic, modern and stylish and its members and visitors comprise startup entrepreneurs, online marketers, sales, mobile/web developers, hardcore programmers, graphic/media designers, podcasters, bloggers, and the list goes on — you get the idea.
Talent Garden (or TAG) has a number of locations around the world and is an international network of coworking spaces, focussing on digital/tech/creative entrepreneurs. The Barcelona location is TAG’s first campus in Spain and hosts up to 35 members, closed meeting rooms, a lounge, creative and game areas, and looks really cool while doing so.
We hope you enjoyed some of our favorite coworking spaces from around the world! If you didn’t see your favorite space, let us know and visit us online!
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