Lonely? Check out these Tucson co-working optionsby Carli Brosseau on Mar. 30, 2011, under blogging, news
Many creative professionals these days work from home. There is a wonderful freedom that comes with that — pajama wearing, dog walks anytime you hit a metaphorical wall — but there are downsides, too.
Isolation ranks high on the list of cons for many creative people I know. We all need a little action. As someone who transitioned from working in a rowdy newsroom to a dark and quiet home office, I can relate. At a certain point, I started singing to the dogs. Regularly. Then I knew things had to change.
If the situation sounds familiar, here are a couple of ideas.
Spoke6 is a co-working outfit located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street. For $150 a month, you can use a desk, a storage locker, bathrooms, showers, a kitchen, a conference room. There is a $20 day-pass option, as well.
The space is the brainchild of Tim Bowen of the web design firm Creative Slice. He, as well as other cool and creative Tucsonans work there, including Jamie Manser of Zocalo Tucson Magazine. Groups such as innovative app-makers OpenTucson and web designers Tucson WordPress Meetup use the space.
Gangplank is a Chandler-based co-working alternative looking to expand to Tucson. They espouse a non-profit, drop-in-for-free model and are currently looking for Tucson businesses or nonprofits with whom to work out a partnership deal.