Guest article by Irvianne Torremoro
If there are two things Austinites love, it’s coffee shops and working from home (or at least not working in a stuffy office). Some local business owners have figured out a way to combine the two. Check out these six co-working spaces in Austin.
A hidden gem in East Austin, Createscape is just minutes from downtown. The office was started in 2014 by co-founders Keller Davis, Jensen Yancey and Brandon Willett. They’ve hosted EAST (East Austin Studio Tour) and groups such as Austin Film Meet.
Here are the various membership options:
- Day pass: $25
- General membership (24/7 access): $160 per month
- Desk membership (24/7 access): $320 per month
Createscape also offers a free trial day with coffee and tea on the house.
Bonus: Snacks are on the pay-what-you-feel-like system.
701 Tillery St. – Website
A newbie to the Austin scene, atxFACTORY opened in fall 2016. Founder Vijay Mehra outfitted the impressive spot with telephone booths, conference rooms, general co-working spaces and dedicated desks. There are six- and twelve-month memberships available. You can also purchase a day pass through an application process on their website.
atxFACTORY teamed up with local businesses such at Hatch for interior design, as well as Kosmic Kombucha, Blue Owl Brewing and Chameleon Cold-Brew for refreshments. Members can fully enjoy both indoors and outdoors. There’s a back room for yoga and meditation, plus a food truck park outside overlooking East Austin’s Secret Beach.
Monthly memberships range from $450-1,200.
5323 Levander Loop – Website
3/ Vessel Coworking
Located on the north-central end of town, Vessel Coworking offers multiple memberships, such as a day drop-in pass, monthly co-working and dedicated desks. You can also get a free day pass if you’re considering working there, but want to check it out first. The space has a kitchen, standing and seated desks, a conference room, and two call pods that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Prices range from $20 per day to $350 per month.
Bonus: Donut Wednesdays!
500 St. Johns Ave. – Website
4/ Urban Co-Lab
Located at 12th and Chicon, Urban Co-Lab is on a mission to transform under-served neighborhoods. The founders have built a community that focuses on entrepreneurship. Different memberships include a student membership, drop-in day passes, community passes, full or part-time passes, and dedicated desks. Members have access to a kitchen, telephone booth and conference room. Urban Co-Lab also offers an event rental space that’s open to members and the public.
Prices range from $15 per day to $750 per month.
1818 E. 12th St. – Website
5/ Impact Hub Austin
Vuka, an event space, was founded in 2012. Since then, part of the space has been transformed into Impact Hub Austin. Impact Hub has partnered with local and global communities to help Austin creatives support personal ventures. Memberships are available for hub communities, general co-working, dedicated desks and private offices. Impact Hub Austin hosts peer-to-peer lunches, local workshops, hackathons, panels and business leader dinners.
Various membership options are available:
- General membership: $250 per month
- Desk membership (24/7 access): $475 per month
- Offices: range in price
Bonus: Weekly happy hours!
Multiple locations – Website
6/ The Paper Craft + Pantry
The Paper Craft + Pantry is a stationary store and workshop studio that offers co-working days to the public. Pei Sim, owner of the shop, had the idea to offer space for anyone to come and get some work done in a casual atmosphere. The shop offers co-working hours every Friday from 12-5 p.m. The fee? Donation-based! Proceeds go to local charities such as Habitat for Humanity Austin and Austin Pets Alive!
2511 E. 6th St. – Website
Austin’s co-working scene has a spot for everyone, whether you’re an entrepreneur, marketing manager, graphic designer, photographer or writer. There’s no need to be stuck in an office!
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Irvianne Torremoro is a service industry professional and founder of Flavor & Bounty, where she enjoys sharing stories about food, drinks and getting to know the people of the craft. She’s willing to hug all the animals, talk Beyoncé and be your BFF.
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