As comfy as it is to work from your couch with Spotify blaring and UBER Eats on speed dial, eventually there’ll come a time when a craving sets in for an upgrade of this type of work-life situation, and that’s where co-working spaces step in.
Steering away from the traditional “one size fits all” work place, co-working spaces provide well-designed, dynamic communities for freelancers and entrepreneurs to go about their business in the most stimulating environments possible.
If you’re ready to make the switch, check out seven of the coolest co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast right now.
There’ll be no home office remorse once you slot into a space at Maroochydore co-working hub, Inbox Workspace with its hip and forward-thinking design. The Inbox team have thought of everything, from putting greens, treadmill desks, massage chairs and even an electric car for member’s use. It’s out of control and with round-the-clock access for your daily tasks, presentations, board meetings and events, this is one office you’ll gladly chain yourself to; you may even volunteer to work late now and then. If you’re looking for somewhere to get serious about business, jot this one down as one of the best co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast.
Quit your home-office procrastination by booking a slice of Spark Bureau where there’s a huge focus on three things; community, connection and collaboration. Located smack-bang within Maroochydore’s Ocean Street Precinct, Spark Bureau is a not-for-profit organisation offering affordable solutions for your work situation. Whether you’re a solopreneur or part of an up-and-coming team, you’ll thrive on the perks of an architecturally-designed workspace, board and conference rooms and multimedia studio, including DIY video and podcasting equipment for all your webinar and podcasting needs. Somebody dial triple zero because this is the place where Sunshine Coast start-ups are born.
These days everybody’s hustling, but when productivity starts to drop at home, check into Junction 2 in Noosa Heads to take advantage of one of the best purpose-built co-work spaces on the Sunshine Coast. Your spot comes with all the work perks, including high-speed broadband, printing facilities, meeting rooms and kitchen access. There’s a desk to suit every freelancer and small business owner, from single day hot-desking to long-term 24-hour access, and with some of the best cafes in Noosa on your doorstep, the daily grind won’t be so bad.
The Boarding Office
We’re sensing a trend in that Sunshine Coast entrepreneurs love surfing, so it makes sense for them to work an entrepreneurial role with the flexibility to duck out for a midday surf. And, for the days when it isn’t possible to hit the beach, The Boarding Office in Mooloolaba takes care of business with their surf-inspired co-working spaces, providing flexible rental agreements minus the long-term commitment. You’ll glide through your to-do list surrounded by a collection of vintage surfboards in an environment built for innovation, productivity and coastal connection.
Wifi as fast as the speed of light? Oh WOTSO, you have our hearts. The Sunshine Coast WOTSO location is Queensland’s very first container concept co-working environment, where members can expect their meetings, phone calls and general day-to-day work life to take place in up-cycled shipping containers, so there’s nothing ordinary about knuckling down here. The driving force behind WOTSO is their 13 sites across Australia and one (with more to come) international location. This gives you perks like hot desking in other locations when you become a WOTSO member, plus 24/7 access to meeting rooms, printing facilities and social events with fellow office space sharers.
The Space Noosa
We’ve all dreaded a Monday morning or ten, but somehow, those post-weekend blues dissolve as soon as you step into The Space in Noosaville. A short stroll for Noosa River, this Sunshine Coast co-work space has permanent and flexi desks available for hire, a boardroom for important meetings and all the gadgets you need to create the podcast of your dreams. But our favourite part? These guys know how important taking a break is for productivity, so to help you switch off and get outside, they’ve got courtesy standup paddle boards and beach cruisers at the ready.
Peregian Digital Hub
Aimed at people who are working within the tech industry, either running, working or building a team on the Sunshine Coast, Peregian Digital Hub is a co-work space with a twist. Offering two memberships, one for full-timers and the other for those who work between home and an office space, this modern hub is all about finding your community, and brings to the table opportunities to secure a mentor or connect with investors. If you’re in the start-up stage on a digital project or know someone who is, and are looking for somewhere to bring it all to life, you can apply for a desk here.
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