Co-working, what is it?
This is my first article about co-working , therefore I will do a small intro. I have been always a big fan of this concept and the people that gravitates around these places, but what co-working really means ?
Co-working is a way of working that involves a shared working environment, often an office. Unlike in a typical office environment, those co-working are usually not employed by the same organization.
Typically it attracts professionals that work from home, independent contractors, freelancers and people who travels often.
Co-working is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other.
Co-working offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.
Working in Bali?
I am a great fan of Bali and I love Indonesian, I have been there several times and working from there for me is like a dream. If you have never been there, you should start looking for a flight and seriously think to go there.
Moving away from the busy streets of Kuta, Bali is a very quite and yet vibrant Island, with a growing number of freelancers and contractors being part of the exciting co-working experience.
But why all those people choose Bali ?
There are many factors, first, Bali is cheap, so coming from a country with a strong economy, it make sense, if you want to save some bucks and still continue your carrier.
For Europeans there is a visa on arrival, valid for a month, so staying there for a “short” period of time, is actually super easy.
Balinese food, art and culture and my beloved kopie are absolutely astonishing, all this will make you feel like at home from the first day.
You will find many interesting people to share your opinion and interests.
Co-working space Kumpul.
During one of my last trips to the Island, I decided to stay a bit longer in an area called Sanur, moved by the fact that I read some good reviews about the co-working space Kumpul.
As soon as I arrived I was impressed by the vibe in the coffee shop at the ground floor Kopie Kultur, plenty of people were gathering there enjoying awesome Indonesian kopie (that’s how they spell coffee), while working on their own projects.
I soon after discovered that the actual co-working space was upstairs, so after a small caffeine pit-stop, I got to the office. A very nice atmosphere with a good mix of locals and expats, aircon and high speed internet, exactly what I needed!!
Dimas welcomed me and made sure I had all necessary to work. Thanks for your help!
The space offers a skype booth, fast internet, meeting room, planty of space to work (and eventyally chill), Kopie, sodas and snacks.
At the coffee shop below it is possible also to order some food, while at the near cocktail bar is possible to get a refreshing drink.
The space is open 24h a day, security is at the entrance, but to be honest I doubt he really has much to do as Sanur is probably the safest place I have been on the planet.
I have to say I really enjoyed my time there, met great people and had a great space to work and concentrate.
I hope you found this article useful. So what are you waiting for, pack and visit Bali!