On like-mindedness

One of our regular members, Leigh, sent through a link to a new post on her own site about the importance of finding your tribe. It made me reflect on my own consideration of tribe, of belonging and simply being around other like-minded people. The concept of belonging has been … Read More

November Coworking Update

This last month or so has seen a flurry of activity around coworking and spaces in the outer east of Melbourne – here’s an overview: The long-awaited Maroondah BizHub coworking and business development space at Realm Eastland opened last week for its summer shakedown period. A few of us from … Read More

Coworking is more than just a space

In recent weeks, our Yarra Ranges Coworking community has been invited to and involved with various facilitated discussions in the outer-east region concerning coworking, shared workspaces, and entrepreneurial resources and support. These have been convened by Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges councils, engaging community-led groups such as hackers, makers and local business-people. … Read More

Telecommuters

So we’ve had a great response from independent workers and business owners looking to network and have a better business life. We’ve got a host of regulars that meet on Wednesdays for coffees, lunch, independent work and good conversation. What we haven’t seen much of yet is the native Yarra … Read More

Chapter Five

It’s been a few weeks since we last posted here, reflecting the flexibility that we have as independent workers and business owners. School holidays are now over and many of our members have chosen to work from home or to take time to care for their kids during this time. … Read More

Chapter Four

We’re still going strong. We’ve now been meeting at Wild Oak for some weeks and we’re loving the idea of working independently, together. We’ve had a few more newcomers over the recent weeks and we expect more first timers tomorrow. We have now added to our number a building designer, … Read More

Chapter Three

More passion, that’s what we need! And that’s exactly what we got from the most recent instalment of coworking in the Yarra Ranges. Our Hills Coworking Wednesdays are fast becoming ‘part of the furniture’ in our working weekly rituals. As an aside from the actual work that was getting done, … Read More

Chapter Two

We’re now at least 12 coworkers and probably more! We had another couple of interested newcomers to our coworking session on Wednesday at Wild Oak. A few more wanted to come along but couldn’t – we’ll one day have a space for you all to just drop-in as the urge … Read More

Getting social

So we made some inroads into spreading the idea of coworking in the Yarra Ranges last week and it went well. I had several people message me, a few complete the intro survey, a few sign up for the mailing list and a lot more likes on facebook. I’ve had … Read More

Why YRC

Why coworking? and in the Yarra Ranges? I’ve experienced coworking in the Melbourne CBD and in other cities around the world. I have a passion for it and the value it brings to my life. I believe it’s a great amalgam of work, mates and home that is all and neither of these … Read More