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Coolest Co-Working Spaces On The Coast

By Claire Plush - 02 Jul 2016

We know it’s the weekend and you probably don’t want to hear about anything work-related, but we reckon this is an exception.

Because it’s not so much about the “work” but about the epic spaces across the region that invite you to get down and dirty, I mean busy, with your keyboard—and in our books that’s a totally different story.

Freelancers, creatives, and small businesses are raving about these get-shit-done nooks, so we thought it was time we shared them with you. Without further ado, here’s the best co-work spaces on the Sunshine Coast.

Share Space

This cute-as-a-button co-work space, smack bang in the heart of Maroochydore, is the kind of place that incites creativity. An old hall that’s been transformed into a black, white, and turquoise open-plan office, pull up a chair in Share Space and you’ll find yourself sitting next to an app guy, photographer, magazine editor, or massage therapist. For the floaters among us, there’s hot desks available for a day or week, but for the peeps who want to get deep into their creative mojo without shifting spots every day, you can opt for a permanent possi. Did we mention there’s a ping pong table? No better way to bond with your fellow co-workers, we say.
Where: 3/22 Beach Road, Maroochydore

Junction 2

Lugging your laptop and hard drives and notepads from Noosa café to Noosa café, trying not to piss anyone off while you sip on an espresso for a whole two hours? Been there, done that, and it’s totally not conducive to getting shit done—wondering if or when someone’s going to creep up and ask you “politely” to leave. Junction 2 could be your way out of the café spiral, with its high ceilings, bright open space, super speedy broadband, and the option to hot desk or signup to long-term 24-hour access. Plus, if you work from here, you can tackle our 30 things to do in Noosa list, which’ll pretty much guarantee you a month of good times.
Where: The Laneway, Top Floor, 24 Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads

Spark Bureau

Okay, so the design of this Maroochydore co-workspace is right up our minimalist-lovin’ alley. Polished concrete floors, windows looking out to trees and down to Ocean Street (hello, after-work drinks!), and fiddle leaf figs (what? Greenery makes the world go ‘round), it’d be seriously impossible to not get juiced up on inspiration while working here. Beyond its looks, because we’re not always so superficial, Spark Bureau offers an awesome incubator program helping to get new start-ups off the ground and plays host to mind-expanding events you totes want to attend. Sound like your cup of gin? These guys offer a free trial, so get on down, because the price is right slash non-existent, well, at least for the first time.
Where: 17 Ocean Street, Maroochydore

Inbox Workspace

You know those times when you’ve got some seriously serious clients to meet, and you know if they step one foot inside the pigsty that is your home, they’ll surely pull the pin? Well, we think Inbox does a pretty smooth job of making you look really professional and maybe even slightly sophisticated—if you lose the thongs. Ocean views, a modern setting with dedicated work stations, meeting pods, a breakout space, and micro-optic connectivity (whatever that means), this Maroochydore co-work space has it going on.
Where: Level 2, 14-20 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore

The Boarding Office

What do you get when you combine a love of surfing with the need to work? You’re not going to guess, so we’re just going to spill—The Boarding Office. This has got to be THE spot for salty dogs of the sea to knuckle down and get in the zone. Complete with vintage surf paraphernalia and an espresso bar, this gem is a shoe-in among the best co-work spaces on the Sunshine Coast. Located in Mooloolaba, you can lease a private room and then make the most of the chilled-out common area—it’s a win-win.
Where: 100 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba

Did we miss your fave off our list of the best co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: Inbox

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