At yesterday’s likemind, we started talking about possibilites of coworking space in the Metro Detroit area.
According to Coworking Community Blog, coworking is defined as “a movement to create a community of cafe-like collaboration spaces for developers, writers and independents.”
I do love my home office and zero-mile commute (especially in winter), but there’s something about not having people around most of the day that’s starting to bother me again. One of the reasons I decided to take a break from freelancing last time was this. Even on the days I just sit & code all day, being in an office with other team members is different than having a solo home office.
Of course there are many advantages in the current situation too, so I’m still looking for a some kind of hybrid solution. Coworking seems promising – the problem is there’s none available yet in the area I live.
It’s still just a rough collection of links, but here’s a list of what I found from looking around.
- General coworking information
- Coworking spaces around the country
- Detroit area coworking information
Thanks again to Eric Brown at Urbane Apartments for showing us his really cool Royal Oak office and a rental unit on Center Street. I think his kind of open mind is exactly what we need in today’s Michigan.
Maybe having a coworking space can be a good way to nurture that?
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