A Solopreneur’s Guide to Co-Working in Dublin

Of the many benefits that remote working brings, there’s one unfortunate downside; being on your own. With flexible working on the rise, more and more individuals are looking for working solutions, be it for hosting meetings or working remotely.

Start-ups, contractors or solopreneurs as they are known, are widespread in Dublin, as a growing hub of entrepreneurial spirit. With a particular emphasis on IT and technology, the city has been dubbed the Silicone Valley of Europe.

From web hosting professionals to data analysts, one of the perks of the tech industry is the ability to log in remotely. But there are a number of downsides too – loneliness aside. It can be difficult to get your head down with distractions at home, then there’s the lack of creative collaboration,  and of course there is a very human need for personal interaction.

That’s where co-working spaces come in. With more than 200,000 temporary workers in Ireland forming its lucrative gig-economy, there has been a growing demand for co-working space. This delivers all the benefits of a working community in shared hosting offices.

Here we take a look at some of the more inspiring hubs in Dublin.

Huckletree (D2 and D4)

The latest co-working kid on the block, with its modern trendy space and bright airy rooms, Huckletree is a hipsters paradise! Home to 40 organisations, including the Silicon Valley Bank, it promises connectivity to its bustling tech scene.

If you’re bashing out the latest blog on your WordPress hosting, or looking for a snazzy space to entertain a client, Huckletree impresses on all levels with its dynamic surroundings.

Memberships start from €200 per month, for light users offering 10 days office space a month.

Co-Create

For freelancers and start-ups looking for a cosy space with a tight-knit community, Co-Create has two offices to choose from. With access to a kitchen and plenty of workshops taking place, its an inspiring place for your web hosting business to flourish.

Starting from €100 a month for hot desk space, up to €650 for a private office, there are lots of options to suit all needs. This is definitely one to consider if you’re looking to network, as much as work-work!

Dog Patch Labs

Made for tech solopreneurs, Dog Patch Labs is an innovative hub for those looking to grow and scale. Located in the heart of Dublin’s digital docklands, its the perfect spot for rubbing shoulders with like-minded others, as well as meeting businesses with domain names in Ireland.

Covering 40,000 sq ft, there’s plenty of breakout space, quiet zones and meeting areas. This makes it a highly desirable space for those who need an impressive place for work meetings and catch ups. For a typical monthly membership package, expect to pay between €200 to €400.

CoworkInn

Proving that co-working space doesn’t have to cost a fortune, the friendly community of workers at CoworkInn in Sandyford, make this a welcoming office to spend your day. With a range of different industries coming together, it’s website gives a feel for what to expect.

There are two options to choose from; a dedicated desk for exclusive use, or drop-in membership allowing up to 15 visits a month for hot-desking. This makes it a great option for those new to freelancing or unsure about their future commitments. Day passes start from €30 a day, with memberships from just €55 a month.

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