As a follow-up to my last post about the benefits of launching a Startup in Seattle, I’d like to show you just why I love Seattle so much. Below is a photo of my new workspace. I moved over the weekend into a 2-bedroom house that costs only $1,350 a month. The home features beautiful views of Lake Washington and the cascade mountains (not very visible today). I’d like to see a bootstrapped founder living this well in San Francisco.
For me, office environment is very important. I do better work with light and a view. I was thinking about renting a shared office space to separate work from home, but I was disappointed with what was available for under $300/month. Most situations offered an awkwardly placed desk either right next to or facing someone else. While a separate office is definitely ideal, the options available did not offer a better working environment at all.
Here’s an alternative to coworking: move. What if you apply the $300+/month to your home? You can probably improve both your living space and work environment. In my case, I am actually paying less for my new home. I stumbled upon this by accident – I moved because my landlord put my house on the market.
Any entrepreneur should seriously consider moving as an alternative to coworking since it can improve the quality of both their living and work environments.