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? 😀
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! 😀
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 🙂
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!