Increasingly, more of us are choosing to make the wider world our working space. The rise of the digital nomad is something which has very much taken off in recent years and due to advancements in technology and the changing face of business, higher and higher percentages of people are working for themselves. The pull of adventure is very real to many people and, thankfully, the industry is listening up.
The world over, there are hundreds of co-working spaces specifically designed for remote workers and startups. Whilst many are located in cities and towns, there are a number out there which are doing things a little differently. These co-working spaces are more than inspirational; filled with the greatest working minds and the best business connections, the benefits are many, and they might just help you to make a splash in your career.
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1. Brooklyn Boulders - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Whilst the U.S. seems to be all about New York and Los Angeles, there is a lot going on elsewhere in the country. Based in Massachusetts, Brooklyn Boulders is a co-working hub with a difference and is sure to get your blood pumping. Complete with its very own climbing wall, the space is all about active collaboration and fast-paced creativity. One month’s membership will give you access to the site’s climbing wall, sauna, cafes, and workspaces for $115.
2. CocoVivo - Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Bobbing on the edge of the water, CocoVivo in Panama really is a slice of heaven. One of the most remote startup working environments out there, this co-working hub is perfect for those who want to get away from it all or are looking for an entirely different pace of life. Running on solar-powered WiFi, CocoVivo is a great option for the environmentally-concerned. If you want to take a little time off, you are incredibly well-catered for; with paddle boarding, hiking, and horseback riding, there is no end to the ways you can be inspired. Whilst charges do vary according to group size, you can rest assured that you will get all the work done you need.
3. Punspace - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thailand’s unofficial second city, Chiang Mai is a place that many locals and travellers are heading to in a bid to escape the gridlock and pace of Bangkok. If you’re working on the go, Punspace should be a name to remember. Attracting any number of entrepreneurs from around the world, the hub is known for its great networking possibilities and, more than anything, you will find people willing to share an idea or two. Kitted out in all of the latest office amenities, Punspace is a great place to kick back for a few weeks and escape the daily grind. Use of the space is charged from $6 per day, making it an incredibly attractive choice for many.
4. Urban Station - Buenos Aires, Argentina
South America might not rate high up the business radar but it’s doing great things in the startup industry and it really is a place to watch. Leading the way in the Southern Hemisphere is Argentina, which is packed full of incredible startup hub spaces.
Urban Station is just one of many, catering to innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs who like to work with a little adventure. Arguably one of the most attractive working spaces out there, Urban Station is also one of the most liberal and comes equipped with outdoor terraces, movie theatres, and bicycles, designed to get you inspired and working. Unlike other spaces, you only pay for the time that you spend in Urban Station, making it one of the most economically viable options around!
5. Egg - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Leading the way in international technology, Vietnam is a place high up on many entrepreneurs’ radar. With so many startup opportunities popping up, it’s hardly surprising that remote workers are flocking to the Asian country.
Egg is a hugely successful co-working space, and might just lead you to your next business opportunity. Known as a haven for startups, the working space creates a great nurturing environment. The founders behind Egg are famously helpful, known for introducing workers to the right people in the right industries. The company can be directly contacted for rental costs but with such great business ties at hand, any price at Egg is worth it.
6. B Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is one of the most coveted destinations in Europe, thanks to its near fluency in English and very cheap way of life. Unsurprisingly, it is something of a mecca for remote workers and, as a result, co-working hubs are popping up all over the Dutch city. If you’re heading to the Netherlands, B Amsterdam should be at the top of your list. Located in the old IBM headquarters, the working space has business running through its walls and is sure to give you a little inspiration. With onsite photographic studios, health clubs and regular events, B Amsterdam has created a great working culture, and will introduce you to all the right people, from just $75 per month.
7. Makers of Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
Whilst Barcelona might be renowned for its culture and architecture, it’s also a startup hub on the rise and has been tipped as the next big thing in business. The cream of the co-working crop is Makers of Barcelona, the city’s most popular remote working space. Making its home in what used to be an old textile factory, the working space is as large as it is innovative, and with access to 3D printers, you will count yourself lucky if you choose to make this your professional home. Charging from €20 per day, the space is very affordable and, unsurprisingly, rates highly on many remote workers’ radars.
8. Agora Collective - Berlin, Germany
Unofficially Europe’s coolest city, Berlin really is the place to be right now. Fronting creative innovation, underground art scenes, and unexpected startup ventures, the German capital seems to have it all. If you’re looking for a haven in the city, then it makes sense to head to co-working space Agora Collective. As well as being one of the most artistic working spaces in the world, the startup hub has access to film screenings, exhibitions, music events, and artist meetings. Team that with regular workshops and arts classes, and you’re really onto an inspiring winner. One day’s pass costs just €16, proving that innovation does not need to be expensive.
9. Vuka - Austin, Texas, USA
Texas has a big place on the creative stage, not just because of its world-famous SXSW music festival. Austin is home to some of the greatest startup opportunities around and caters well to the remote working scene. A huge room full of every kind of remote worker thinkable, Vuka really is a melting pot of innovation and inspiration. Supplying workers with everything they would ever need in an office, plus great coffee, this co-working space draws people in from all over the world. If you’re looking for a brief taste of what Vuka has to offer, you can try it out for just $20 per day.
10. Workplace One - Toronto, Canada
Canada’s answer to New York City, Toronto is a city on the up. Home to creative thinkers, entrepreneurial projects, and some of the most artistic minds around, the city should be high up on any remote worker’s list and is renowned for its incredible co-working hubs. Workplace One is just one of many around, and has a number of locations dotted around the city. The city’s King West location is possibly the most stylish, nestled firmly in Toronto’s fashion district. Charging $25 a day, the office space provides large work spaces, easy access, and interaction with up and coming entrepreneurs. What’s not to love about it?
The world is changing, and fast. Work that used to be confined to depressing office blocks can now be completed on the go and it’s not surprising that people are taking advantage of their newfound freedom. With co-working hubs popping up left, right and center, the world really is your oyster and the only question on your lips should be “where to next?”