I have a Dream: RIP Coworking!

Hi RIP Readers, today it’s a quick but important one.

Every single day I walk in front of an empty office in my neighborhood (Zurich “West”), which has been vacant for a couple of months now. It’s an amazing 80-100sqm office space at a reasonable price that can probably be negotiated down a bit.

I can’t get rid of this weird desire to renting it, and starting a kind of Coworking space. What an amazing idea for a Covid winter, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m thinking about renting it on my own, and offering desk space for 200-300 CHF/Month, i.e. trying to “launch a very small and barely profitable business”.

I’m also willing to calm down and simply share the rent with someone (2-5 people including myself), co signing the contract, sharing the associated responsibilities, utility contracts, cleaning costs, etc.

But I must admit I’d love to be the CEO of this micro RIP Headquarter (MMM we coming to catch you!), because… I have a dream!

My dream is: 5-8 desks at most, fast internet, a couch or two, a fridge, maybe a coffee machine and a water dispenser, a couple of large tables, one for “floating desk space” (working) and the other one for… RIP Pizza and Board Games! Of course there will be board games nights every single fucking day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Plus a lot of community events like talks, watching videos / listening to podcasts together, share and discuss inspirational material, transform the Book Club into a physical one, talk about Money and Investing (of course), philosophize about the meaning of life and any other shit under the RIP Stoa… and walking in the nearby woods!

Forgot to mention that this place is both well connected with public transportation (Zone 110, Tram and bus stops less than 400 meters by foot), and located inside a public park. No noise, a lot of green, opportunities to take a walk, and Coop, Migros, and Denner within 3 minutes by foot.

Isn’t it perfect?

This is something that I can’t get off my head. I want that place! Maybe I’m also willing to rent it on my own and use it as my office, as a pricey gift for a year or two, and then decide whether to keep it or not. But I’d rather share the experience with someone else, and make it more financially sustainable.

So… who would be interested in a cheap Coworking space with Mr RIP?

If you’re looking for a way to escape your family your WFH routine, you live close by (or willing to work from here), and the above vision clicks with you please contact me at my gmail address ๐Ÿ™‚

If I get few serious commitments I will move on to next step immediately.

I’d like to take a decision before end of November, I don’t know for how long it will be available. There are two other slightly smaller office spaces for rent in this neighborhood, but I’d like to take the biggest one!

Let’s make it real!

Have a great day!


  1. “RIP Pizza and Board Games! Of course there will be board games nights every single fucking day! ๐Ÿ˜€” That sounded exactly like you would want to be single again. At least you admit that it’s to escape the family. I would be tempted if it was closer to my place or if it had free parking spots available.

    1. LOL maybe I exaggerated a bit in the “every single fucking day” part ๐Ÿ˜€
      Anyway, no free parking spot and definitely not much close to your place, Cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hey

    I could be interested. Iโ€™m working as a civil engineer 4 days a week and studying 2 other days. As a student, Iโ€™m looking for a (cheap) working space one or two days per week to write my thesis. I donโ€™t want to escape my family but more the loneliness of my flat and meet new people ๐Ÿ™‚

    Living in ZH Wiedikon, so not far from you.
    We stay in touch


    1. Awesome, thank you for the feedback!
      In the meantime I’m goin to visit the two smaller offices in a few days to get into the right mood ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ciao RIP, la mia situazione la conosci, puoโ€™ darsi che da agosto/settembre prossimo possa essereโ€ฆ una soluzione forzata per me XD

      1. Siโ€™ ovvio, intendevo che per ora non posso, sorry si capiva male ๐Ÿ˜€ ma in bocca al lupo, pare unโ€™idea figa!

  4. Actually I had the exact same idea for a space in my neighborhood in Zurich North. I never followed-up on that and now (2 years later) it was rented to a new KITA.

    I’m definitely interested.
    I already have a coworking space in Zurich West, but I’m not too much in love with it.
    Depends on your exact location, though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Great idea ! Unfortunately too far for me and not compatible with my current working situation.
    I wish you all the best !

  6. Ciao Mr RIP,

    Sounds like a fantastic idea!!!

    Unfortunately I donโ€™t live in ZH otherwise I would likely be your client nr uno ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Hi MrRIP,

    Long-time reader, first-time commenter here.
    I am curious to know if there has been any progress/update on this project? I would actually be interested depending what the plan is.
    Let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚


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