What inspired you to start The Workers Hut?
David and I (Rebecca) both worked from home and we wanted to get people out of their garages and bring them together to help inspire each other and grow their ideas. It’s so easy to get distracted by the washing, the kids, the pantry, and the madness at home that we wanted an alternative for people without forking out big bucks on commercial office space.
Tell us about The Workers Hut and your involvement?
We created The Workers Hut to provide a flexible working space for freelancers, start-ups and mobile professionals. We wanted people to have a local flexible desk option, be able to run a meeting or join a webinar in the Melbourne office, run a business event and build their network without leaving the Surf Coast. The hut is at 17 Baines Cres. Torquay. www.workershut.com/en
What has been a memorable moment for you?
Every day someone new comes into the space and shares their story. We love hearing about the ideas and dreams behind the 9-5 job and it’s inspiring to see people take the plunge and turn them into reality. It’s also wonderful to see how ready people are to support each other and to share what they have learnt along the way. The Workers hut not only offers a place to work but also communities of hard working entrepreneurs who can share advice and expertise to enhance opportunities.
What can you offer the people of Geelong?
Many of you will know that David and I like talking about ideas. So often when we welcome people to the Workers Hut we ask “what do you do?”. It might be surprising to know that more often than not the automatic response of ” I’m a ……” is followed by the “but I have this idea”. It is an exciting privilege to hear the next bit. Perhaps the concept of the co-working space gives people the opening and the freedom to consider the possibilities and say it out loud without fear of retribution.
Drop in for a free trial day of co-working. The flexibility, motivation and increase in productivity will get you hooked. Working from home has its perks but distraction and isolation often means it’s not the smart choice to help you grow your business… plus you can go for a surf or catch a yoga class at lunchtime.