No time for a vacation? Then try a coworkation
GRAVITITES, WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU TOOK A BREAK?
MOST SOLOPRENEURS AND STARTUP OWNERS FEEL THAT THEY CAN’T STEP BACK FROM THEIR BUSINESS TO TAKE A VACATION.
BUT WITH GRAVITY JOINING COWORKING VISA THIS MONTH THE REALITY IS YOU CAN TAKE A COWORKATION WITH A COWORKING VISA.
With 450 participating spaces worldwide, CoWorking Visa means you can take that trip to Mexico, Manhattan or Madagascar guilt free, combining productivity and relaxation.
Simply choose where you want to travel to, then log onto CoworkingVisa to gain up to 5 days free co-working in the destination of your choice.
You can enjoy a guilt-free good time, fitting in work around sightseeing, surfing and snorkelling.
Recently Deskmag chatted to the owners of some of the world’s most exotic coworking spaces to find out what it’s like to work in paradise.
With two locations in Spain, one in Barcelona and Andalusia, Sunny Office is the perfect spot to escape Australia’s winter, offering 2 week coworking holidays to workers.
Katia Andes founded Sunny Office after quitting her job, and heading to the south of Spain to skip the harsh German winter, she explains to Deskmag:
“Once I was there I started to meet cool people, but I knew I was missing some co-workers. I realized that I didn’t want to be alone with nobody to discuss my projects with. I think for people who have a hard time detaching from their computer or don’t have the time to take proper vacation, it’s a perfect option. During the last Sunny Office, we had 2 very productive weeks, but everybody was completely relaxed by the end.”
The Surf Office is located on Las Palmas beach in Gran Canaria.
As well as offering accommodation, this co-working space has a deal with the local surf school making it the perfect spot for stresses out solopreneurs, or start-ups in need of some team bonding.
Michal Kostal, co-founder of The Surf Office in Gran Canaria told Deskmag:
“We would like to achieve a balance for people who are coming from a coworking environment, and also for those employees who are simply feeling burnt-out. Our project is perfect for individual freelancers or start-up groups who are looking to work on a project for a certain period of time.” “I think one of the points that defines us, is that we are not a classic coworking space that is building local community. We want to focus mostly on people who want to move for a period of time and then go back home, so it’s not so much local, but more a temporary pop-up community.”
BoxJelly is Hawaii’s first coworking space located at Honolulu.
Founder Rechung Fujihira told Deskmag:
“Our motto at The Box Jelly is ‘work the way you live’, we are 100% advocating work-life balance here in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful place and coworking is one piece of the puzzle that lets people have what they want… that a life balance, you know, you build your own life and when you cowork you can also take responsibility for your own life.” “We love co-workers from across the Pacific, it creates a great chance for an exchange of ideas that both the Hawaii local co-workers and holiday-makers learn from… sharing ideas and skills, one of the greatest parts of coworking.”
Closer to home is Hubud, a beautiful bamboo coworking space located in Ubud, Bali.
Co-founders Peter Wall, John Alderson told Deskmag:
“Ubud has an abundance of positive energy, tangibly felt by those who visit,” said Alderson “so it’s amazing to offer a cowork space with this as a default. For the expats among our members, the more successful we are in helping them create a professional network, the longer people can stay and come to contribute locally, and that could be a great change in the economy,” added Wall.