Remote work is the norm now, and it’s opening doors: If you’re thinking about doing your job from somewhere — anywhere — else, here are a few coworking spaces to inspire you, from Cape Town to Lisbon, and Sydney to Mexico City.
The pandemic has changed our relationship to work—and to the office. One in four Americans is working remotely this year, flex work is practically commonplace now, workers are moving away from their companies’ HQs to places across the country and around the world, and many companies in the past year have told their employees they don’t have to come back to the office if they don’t want to — ever.
Unchained from their desks, not just freelancers but all workers have the previously unthinkable option of living — and working — anywhere. New coworking spaces are opening their doors left and right to receive them. Does all this mean that now, almost anyone can be a digital nomad?
Why not? If you’re thinking about what’s possible when it comes to doing your job from somewhere (anywhere) else, here are a few coworking spaces that inspire, from Cape Town to Lisbon, and Sydney to Mexico City.
Mexico City: IOS Offices, Reforma 222
Located on the iconic Paseo de la Reforma, a beautiful and historic thoroughfare which runs through the heart of Mexico City, this space comes with breathtaking city views and is attached to a development that also includes restaurants, movie theaters, and a fitness center.
Toronto: Project Spaces Camden Street
A true millennial remote worker’s paradise, Project Spaces’ Camden Street location boasts “cozy meeting rooms and a crazy amount of plants.” In addition to plenty of natural light and greenery, this space offers coffee, tea, sparkling water, and fun options for unwinding on think-breaks or once the work is done, foosball table included.
Sydney: Hub Customs House
A stone’s throw from Sydney landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Hub offers a beautiful backdrop for getting things done not to mention an in-house cafe and a fitness studio. Book a solo desk if you’re working alone, or book an office for up to nine colleagues, then go see the sights.
Rio de Janeiro: Nex Rio
A sprawling, two-story workspace with high ceilings, Nex offers both meeting rooms and furnished offices, a cafe and living area, plus an outdoor terrace where you can chat with other workers and take in the sights.
Built out of an industrial frame, this space is a scintillating and stylish mix of vibrant wallpaper motifs, soothing color palettes and comfortable furniture, plus plenty of flora. An abundance of hot desk space and meeting rooms are available alongside a podcasting studio, library and full kitchen that also hosts workshops and private dining events. If you’re looking for something to do after work, they have that covered too, offering yoga classes, crystal bowl meditation, cooking courses, and more.
Laos: Toong Samsenthai
This space has a built-in tribute to the city it inhabits: the ceiling is made of inox steel to reflect the activities of its coworkers, intended to mirror the nearby sacred Mekong River. It comes with a free locker, library access, and complimentary tea and coffee.
Lisbon: Heden Chiado
Architecturally gorgeous, this space has stunning hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. If you’re looking to connect with other remote workers, Heden is more than just a coworking space: the company also hosts yoga, workshops, and drink and draw events.
Tokyo: The Hive Jinnan
Located in Shibuya, a bustling downtown district of Tokyo, The Hive offers hot desks on its ground floor plus reserved desks and meeting rooms on the upper levels. It also boasts a peaceful ground floor cafe and a sun terrace with outdoor seating.
Cape Town: Neighbourgood Cape Town
A certified Safe Space, Neighbourgood in Cape Town is a coworking and coliving space built for “collaboration and productivity,” “sustainable business practices” and “the building of conscious business relationships.” Awesome amenities come with an on-site community managers, concierge services, and a handsome, thoughtful, modern design aesthetic that will look brilliant in your Zoom background.