Procurement · 18 April 2016

These are five of the world’s best co-working spaces and you can sleep in them too

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Outsite
When live-work spaces around the world cost significantly less than a rented flat in the UK capital, there’s no reason not to give your micro firm a productivity boost with a change of scenery.

it’s a sad reality that holiday isnt a word that features regularly in the vocabulary of anyone at the helm of a young company. But with co-working spaces with accommodation attached popping up in some of the world’s most desirable locations, travel to sunnier climes and micro business ownership neednt be mutually exclusive.

(1)?Outsite, San Diego, US

Dubbed a work+play? retreat by its owners, this archetypal Californian spot not only offers open plan working space with beach views, fast internet and organic coffee, but supplies a yoga room and hot tub for when you go off-duty. And if your micro business has recently welcomed its first employees, you can take the whole team the site accommodates company retreats as well as freelancers.

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Mutinerie Village
(2)?Mutinerie Village, France

Combining an idyllic rural location in North-West France with high-speed internet, the price of this farmhouse workspace includes meals made of ingredients from the building’s permaculture garden. And in an unexpected twist on the relaxed countryside feel of the place, the site runs regular digital workshops on topics including creating training graphics and making the most of Facebook ads.

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Sun and Co
(3)?Sun and Co, Spain

If well-equipped office space complete with comfortable chairs, printing facilities, projectors and LCD screens wasnt enough of a lure to the Mediterranean’s first co-living space, the bikes, surfboards and kayaks available to borrow might be. The accommodation also boasts a kitchen to rival Nigella’s, and lots of free organic fruit.

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Mauritius
(4)?Dodo WorkPlay, Mauritius


 
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Hannah Wilkinson is a reporter for Business Advice. She studied economics and management at Oxford University and prior to joining Business Advice wrote for Kensington and Chelsea Today about business and economics as well as running a tutoring company.

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