Coworking in Seattle

I’ve been following the growth of coworking for a little while now. Watching as more and more cities pop up on the list and the wiki, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring. My firm, CivicActions is a totally virtual company with no offices anywhere. I have been working from Seattle, mostly, over the last few months, and have decided I need to get out of the house. Unfortunately I am addicted to a second monitor and averse to the sound of coffee grinders and loud cell phone talkers making the cafe circuit and impractical solution for me.

Today I started looking for suitable spaces to start a coworking space. I have found two with promise, so far. I need coworkers though! I figure that $100 a month is about what coworking is worth to me, maybe a little more, maybe a little less. I’ve got a few potential office spaces in this one location in Fremont that would work if there were 5 to 10 people willing to pay in monthly for a space.

Some details on the space: 450 sqr ft in an office building, it’s divided into 3 rooms, 2 that are like “private” offices (with windows to the outside and frosted windows to the inside) and then one large room that is interior only. Rent: about $600 a month on a month to month lease, all utils except internet are included. I’d estimate $60 for internet monthly from speakeasy.net. We’d probably need to paint and get some furniture, so there might be an “initiation” fee to raise that capital. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but this is how serious I am about getting this going.

All I need are some people! So if you know of anyone in the Seattle area who might be interested in a full time, or part time coworking arrangement, send them my way! Fremont is in northern Seattle. This place is on 40th street and Aurora (hwy 99), a 10 minute walk from lots of shops, a few minutes walk from some buses and Fremont Ave.

See the wiki for these same details and to add your ideas and thoughts.

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10 thoughts on “Coworking in Seattle”

  1. Hi,

    Did you have any luck with a coworking space? I’m in Seattle and have been trying to find the same sort of thing.

    Thanks,

    Eric.

  2. I passed on the space on Aurora because of a lack of interest. I’ve since moved back down to capital hill and my immediate pressing need for a coworking space has diminished. I am still very much interested in seeing something arise and have a few ideas. Maybe we should plan a time to get together and try to get some other folks interested?

  3. I passed on the space on Aurora because of a lack of interest. I’ve since moved back down to capital hill and my immediate pressing need for a coworking space has diminished. I am still very much interested in seeing something arise and have a few ideas. Maybe we should plan a time to get together and try to get some other folks interested?

  4. We are opening a coworking space on November 1st on Capitol Hill. Come by and check us out and see if it’s a right fit. It’s still early so it’s a great opportunity to get in while we are sill developing.

  5. We are opening a coworking space on November 1st on Capitol Hill. Come by and check us out and see if it’s a right fit. It’s still early so it’s a great opportunity to get in while we are sill developing.

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