Co-working has been the buzz word around town since we decided to settle here.
Spaces where the digital nomads get a temporary office for a couple of days/weeks – with like minded colleagues.
You find lots of co-working spaces around town. We have several here in Graça.
But the new thing is co-living spaces. An alternative to hostels, AirBnB and similar low cost accommodation BUT with the services you get in the co-working spaces.
You even find co-living spaces in different themes.
Like the Art Residence Hangar in Graça – where artists stay and work in ateliers, gallery etc. together with other artists from around the world.
And like a lot of our guest use Tings Kathmandu in Nepal 🙂
Espressos and networking: co-living has me hooked
My Monday morning commute in early November wouldn’t be worthy of tracking on a FitBit; it’s just two flights of stairs from my bedroom to the sun-drenched minimalistic office, where several of my co-workers have already kickstarted the day, heads down to their Macs or discussing their freelance projects, cups of espresso beside them.
So far, perhaps a typical office in 2016. Except, these aren’t just my co-workers, they’re also my housemates. Welcome to the world of co-living, spaces designed to cater to freelancers and remote workers roaming the globe seeking super-charged Wi-Fi connection in soul-stirring backdrops.
Read about Suzanne Bearne’s experiences from Lisbon in The Guardian