slow living // fast wi-fi
In the age of mobile offices and digital nomads, it has become more acceptable to take your work away from a traditional office scenario and discover more relaxing places to work.
Read on for our guide of spots where you can ditch the desk, but still maintain productivity.
Need somewhere to work without any distractions, in clean, bright and minimal surroundings? Based on the Airbnb model, Breather is being rolled out in a select few American and Canadian cities with the aim of providing people with an alternate working space.
Search by city to discover a variety of spaces available within close proximity that you can rent for a half hour break from the office, or a full days productivity. Once you have reserved a space, you will be given a pin code with which to open the door during the duration of your stay.
All spaces are provided with wi-fi, pens and notebooks, and you can even register to sign up your own space for other Breather users to frequent.
Based on a popular Russian model, Ziferblat is a social space where you can work, study or relax and pay only for the time that you spend there. All food, drink and wi-fi is free, with fruit-infused water, juices, tea and coffee, cakes, snacks and breakfast foods available for consumption – and all that you pay is 6p per minute.
There is currently a Ziferblat in London, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several branches across Europe, providing the perfect space to work away from a traditional office set up.
If you are based in London, our favourite secret spot for remote working in a creative environment has to be Timberyard. It can sometimes feel uncomfortable working from a café, feeling the pressure from the staff to finish your brew and leave as the conveyor belt of customers continues.
The atmosphere at Timberyard is a breath of fresh air, providing a space for creative people to work for as long as they like, even allowing pre-booking to ensure that you get a seat at your chosen time. The perfect place to head to when you need to get out of the office for a few hours, here’s hoping that this concept gets picked up in more cities.
Co-working hubs are springing up across all major cities, offering desk spaces for individuals (usually within the creative or tech industries, or business start-ups) to work in communal environments. With locations in both Manchester and London, the spacious premises of Central Working are suitable for both drop-ins who want a desk for a few hours and permanent desk spaces for start-up businesses.
Featuring traditional desks, comfortable sofas and private nooks, the focus is on making you feel relaxed whilst you work.
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