A coworking space is a shared working environment designed for work-at-home professionals, freelancers, independent contractors, and other types of workers who end up working alone. A coworking space gives you a place to go when you’re looking to escape the cabin fever of working from home and when you want community and collaboration.
York Butter Factory is inside a beautiful 1850s heritage-listed bluestone building in the CBD. There are two floors with an open space plan, meeting rooms, a kitchen, and room for up to 60 entrepreneurs, mostly tech startup types. It offers permanent, part-time, and after hours and weekend desks at varying rates.
I like the physical space at Inspire9 more, but York Butter Factory seems more quiet and, even though it was after hours when I was there and few people were about, it has a more intense feel about it. I definitely got the sense that big ideas are percolating here.
What has your experience been with coworking spaces? Have you every used one? Would you?