I’ll be honest. At first, the thought of living and working with a group of strangers wasn’t the most appealing to me. I like my personal space. And I like to tune everything out when I’m editing photos.
But when I stumbled across Outsite—a company that offers newly renovated co-living and co-working spaces in beautiful places—I decided to give it a try. And I can honestly say after staying in both of their Venice Beach locations, I can’t wait to visit a few of their other properties.
Outsite promotes three things on their site: a private, comfortable stay, s spacious workspace, and a vibrant community. They delivered on all three.
The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfy. The kitchen and living area were huge and there are plenty of areas to bunker down and get some work done—both indoors and outdoors. They even provided bikes to get around and surfboards for when you need to catch a break. Plus, the design and décor looked like something I would have in my own home. Definitely a plus.
We met creative people from all walks of life and all corners of the planet. A strategist from SF, a journalist from Amsterdam, a marketer from Munich, the list goes on… and we only stayed a few days! I could really see how you could form great new friendships during longer stays.
If you’ve been on the fence about co-living/co-working spaces, I’d say just go for it. It might feel a little different at first, but once you warm up to the other guests, you’ll find yourself enjoying it and will have a mini community to learn from and/or bounce ideas off of. All in all, I really enjoyed it. I’m not saying I’m ready to go start a hippy commune in the woods… or am I? ;)
This post was created in partnership with the Outsite, but as always all opinions are my own, and I only promote brands I truly adore!