Remember those old commercials saying you could work from home? Remember how most of them were scams? Nowadays, working from home is becoming increasingly common (and legitimate.) Ubiquitous high-speed internet and collaboration platforms have made remote employees much more common.
But working at home can get lonely, and limit your potential networking opportunities. Thankfully co-working spaces can bring those to everyone! Co-working spaces are areas of shared office space for remote employees, freelancers, and anybody who just needs a space to get stuff done. If you’re a work-at-homer fighting cabin fever, consider spending some time at these places.
Nido (902 Broad Street)
One big benefit of working from home? Easy childcare! Having a parent at home all day can save a lot of money. But if that parent is cooped up, their career and sanity can suffer. Nido solves this problem by putting shared office space and childcare under one roof. While you work, your kids will enjoy a Montessori preschool with outdoor play area.
Those without kids will appreciate Nido’s ample space, ten hours of conference space per month, and complementary yoga class. Part-time plans are $180 per month, with full-time access costing you $300.
American Underground (ATC, 201 W Main St, 212 W Main St)
The Triangle has a growing startup community. If you find yourself working for one – or wanting to start one – American Underground is perfect for you. With the ability to accommodate everyone from freelancers to 30-person teams, it’s a great place for a business to grow. AU’s three Durham campuses all offer different amenities, from business classes to coding schools to a Google Tech Hub.
Prices for teams vary, but co-working access is $199 per month for individuals.
Mercury Studio (401 W Geer St)
Creative professionals – writers, designers, illustrators – are some of the most common remote employees. With its colorful graffitied exterior, art studio, and local arts store on-site, Mercury Studio is perfect for them. There’s plenty of room for individuals and a shared conference room.
The standard option – a Café membership – costs $200 per month and gets you 24/7 building access. Get your own desk for $300, and bring along your interns for only $50 a head.
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