A Facebook group of working moms in the area is discussing ideas for co-working spaces. People are thinking it would be nice to have a space to work outside of their home, $50-100/month for occasional access, something like that. Which I read at my desk on our quiet and cute 1000 sq ft. third floor, where I work all by myself. Where I am planning an office makeover with room for the assistant I don’t currently have, and where I’ll soon be turning the home’s former third kitchen into a kitchenette and crafting space.
It’s a little seed of an idea. I haven’t even talked about it with Brandon. I’m sure there’s insurance to look into, maybe legal zoning or permits to acquire. It’s an interesting option though, isn’t it?
I know a lot of people rent their homes out on Airbnb or Kid & Coe. It’s not something that I’ve ever considered all that seriously for us though — this is my kids’ home and it feels strange to let strangers sleep here (though I’ve happily slept in other people’s listings). Locals in need of a place to work though? People that live in the area that would be regulars? I mean, we’ve got some extra room.
We have extra parking spaces that we rent out too, but obviously this is quite a bit different. A quick search of “Airbnb for home offices” yielded few good results. This is totally just this morning’s thoughts and maybe it will go nowhere (people that work from home might not want to work in someone else’s home!), but it’s something fun to think about.
Would you rent out or share your home office?