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Seeking Office Space for Coworking

March 28th, 2006

The Coworking project’s goal is to create a new sort of digitally-augmented office/collaboration space for independent workers in cities around the world.

I’m psyched about this because (1) I don’t have an office and I’d love to set up shop in such a coworking space for at least a day a week, and (2) location-based tech and digitally-augmented urban spaces are things that make my heart go pitter-patter. Coworking spaces can be great incubators and testing grounds for this mojo. This stuff is what PlaceSite is all about, and I’m excited to see how we can adapt PlaceSite to boost collaboration and creative cross-pollination in these spaces.

The San Francisco coworking project is looking for a largish, relatively inexpensive office space or warehouse in town to house our first coworking space. We’re particularly interested in the areas around 20th and Mission, 16th and De Haro, and South Park. We’re open to other places in the city near BART and other transit, and preferably near cafes.

If you know anyone who might lease out such a space, please drop me a line.

To learn more about the Coworking project and to contribute, check out the project wiki.

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3 Responses to “Seeking Office Space for Coworking”

  1. comment number 1 by: dmitry kohmanyuk

    hi,

    i rent small space in big converted warehouse
    straight in heart of the Mission: 20th and Shotwell.
    it is called Bunker Studios (i call it just my bunker ;-)

    just last week, two tenants moved out and there is
    enough room to sit 4-5 people at one part of building and 2-3 at another. Those are open-plan spaces.
    You can look at http://www.bunkerstudios.com.

    i rent a room there as well which i do not use all the time. they have small kitchen, wifi, and common printer and fax. the space is kind of cool and mostly quiet. there are some designers, some artists, and some programmers.

    email me if you want to know more, or perhaps visit it, i am there every other day usually.

  2. comment number 2 by: dmitry kohmanyuk

    you can also gtalk me at firstname.lastname@gmail.com

  3. comment number 3 by: Temporary Office Space

    You know, starting up a co-worker office space is a really brilliant idea. Reason being there are independent entrepreneurs who can probably get more work done if they have a space they can work outside of their wife and children. Let’s face it: You know if you had an office space away from home you can probably produce @ least a third more than by staying home. For example, let’s say your house is set up with all of the fridge benefits including comfy couches, a pool in the backyard, a fully-stocked bar, and a big screen TV with all of your favorite gaming systems attached to it. You can’t tell me that during the course of a work day, you’re completely committed to putting in 4 hours in the AM and 4 hours in the PM (1 hour lunch) without “swaying” for a little bit and catching ESPN or taking in a few laps in the pool.

    By doing what you’re trying to do has all of the benefits of an actual office setting (complete with a multitude of people) without having to pay as much. I love the idea and I hope the trend continues upwards with this…

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