While working from your home office has major perks — no dress code, free parking, four-legged coworkers — it’s natural to crave a change of scenery, particularly since we’re all spending more time at home than ever due to the COVID-y nature of the outside world. One way to alleviate your work-from-home woes is to spend time at a coworking space, a shared workplace that offers desks, offices, suites and collaborative spaces for rent.
The spaces — most of which offer a selection of monthly memberships that include must-have office amenities (think: lightning-speed Wi-Fi) — also give remote workers the opportunity to improve their productivity and network with like-minded individuals. Expand your horizons at one of the Boulder County spaces on our list.
Note: While all of the companies below have COVID safety protocols and procedures in place, please remember to mask up and abide by all social distancing guidelines.
5398 Manhattan Cir., Boulder
From $395 per month
Sunlight-filled offices, indoor and outdoor workspaces and close proximity to Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces make Campworks an awesome choice for both startups, freelancers and established companies. The shower rooms, bike storage, and all-you-can-sip Ozo Coffee and tea are also a bonus. The private offices can accommodate up to 16 people, while dedicated desks offer a private environment for creatives of all ilks.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: Frequently touched spaces are disinfected regularly, and updated layouts help members maintain a safe distance from one other throughout the day. Workers are asked to wear masks in the building, and handwashing is encouraged.
2101 Pearl St., Boulder
From $345 per month
Four-month-old Kiln sports 22,000 square feet of boutique-style office and workspace equipped with amenities galore, including a lending library, printing services, filming equipment, phone booths and more. Choose from the Studio membership, a private office and meeting for 15 to 50 people, or the Club membership, the best option for those who want to drop in and work whenever they want from a shared desk.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: The space has a hospital-grade HVAC system that promotes good ventilation and keeps the air clean. Members must wear masks at all times and follow one-way traffic flows. Touchless options for snacks and beverages are also available.
1495 Canyon Blvd., Boulder
From $219 per month (a $59 virtual office option is available for professionals who just need a business address to receive mail)
Novel Coworking, which has dozens of locations across the U.S., opened an outpost just two blocks from Pearl Street Mall. The building has three floors of move-in-ready private offices and workspaces and monthly memberships for both small groups and individuals. Perks include a free espresso bar, lounge and access to community and networking events like happy hours and “Lunch and Learns.”
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: All high-touch areas and hard and soft surfaces are thoroughly disinfected daily, and social gatherings are limited to 10 people or less. The physical space between workstations in lounge areas has been increased, and kitchen amenities have marked entrance and exits to designate traffic flow.
1023 Walnut St., Boulder
From $125 per month
Featuring a modern, industrial-chic ambiance, Galvanize has all of the fixings of a typical coworking space (free coffee, unlimited printing, etc.), plus a ton of other unique offerings, such as a nationwide mentorship program and workshops on data science and coding. Bonus: Since the campus is dog-friendly, you can bring your four-legged admin assistant to work.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: The company has reduced the density of shared spaces, including elevators, lobbies, desks, lounges, cafes and conference rooms, to increase personal space. Members are encouraged to reserve their spaces daily in open seating areas to promote social distancing, and there are more single-use cutlery and paper goods in the kitchen.
4571 Broadway St.
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Niche boasts practical workspaces, a selection of private offices, three conference rooms that can accommodate up to 10 and a recently reopened 2,000-square-foot event space. In addition to lockable storage, free printing, and access to phone booths, Niche’s sweetest benefits include a free EcoPass and all the coffee and kombucha you can drink.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: The coworking space has been reconfigured to comply with Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
400 W. South Boulder Rd.
From $75 per month
Located in downtown Lafayette near tons of stellar restaurants, Basecamp offers private offices, small desks and collaborative workspaces. Members love the company’s community-centered philosophy, the building’s sunny, spacious patio and conveniences like extra monitors, standing desks, phone booths and free-flowing locally brewed Otis Craft Coffee.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: Base Camp has increased its cleaning procedures and requires members to wipe down the meeting and conference rooms after use. There are signs throughout the space that remind individuals to social distance and practice good hygiene (no handshakes, please).
75 Waneka Pkwy., Lafayette
From $130 per month (a $39 virtual office option is available for professionals who just need a business address to receive mail)
Confluence has an online portal featuring a reservation system for meeting rooms and desks and public membership profiles—a tool that can help members network and see who’s at the office at any given time. The kitchen and lounge is stocked with self-serve coffee, soda, sparkling water, Keurig coffee and beer, and $1 snacks are available.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: Confluence has an air purifier for the upper-level kitchen/lounge and shared workplace, the garage doors are left open (weather permitting) to boost ventilation, and the building is sanitized nightly. Face masks are required when coming and going and visiting the kitchen and lounge.