Opening Your Home to Coworking

Opening Your Home to Coworking

Meg Lewis
Aug 4, 2011

I have worked from home for 3 years now. To be perfectly honest, I'm getting a little tired of asking for feedback on my design work from my cats. I recently found out about a new trend where lonely folks like myself can open their home to those needing a workspace for the day!

The most intriguing part of this idea is that it doesn't require a designated working space. Chelsea in San Francisco shares her sofa for free to anyone looking for company while getting their work done. Loosecubes, a site that finds coworking atmospheres all over the world allows people like Chelsea to list their space, be it a sofa, desk, or entire office.

I'm really considering opening my home to some coworkers. It's a great way to not only make a profit (if you have a larger space) but receive feedback on your current projects. Sites like Loosecubes also provide huge studio spaces for coworkers, but I find it incredibly intriguing that I would never have to leave my home!

What do you think about opening your home to coworking? Would you trust someone coming into your home? Would you enjoy hosting like-minded people in order to get some work done?

Image: Loosecubes

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