Meet Columbia’s coworking spaces

SOCO 80808 location | Photo via @socowork

Working from home is the dream, right? Maybe at first – but after months and months of working from the couch + living in “sweatpants chic,” it can get old. Eventually you find yourself getting all dressed up for the smallest of errands + talking with the barista for 20 minutes because the only person you’ve talked to all day is your dog.

What working from home actually looks like | Gif via Giphy 

What’s the solution to prevent getting cabin fever? Coworking spaces. 

Coworking spaces encourage collaboration over competition as members typically come from a variety of companies, ventures + projects. The community acts as a springboard for creativity, allowing members to participate and learn — overall developing a greater sense of pride in their projects.

So if you need a professional space, a sounding board, or if you just need to get out of the house, here are the office sharing opportunities around town.

CoCreate Lexington, 141 Riverchase Way, Lexington

Price: $125+/month for in-person options and $30+/month for virtual options

Memberships are month-to month with a variety of options, from a full-desk space to part-time. There is a new plan, the Tag Team option, designed for parents to trade off childcare and split the time to get tasks checked off.  

Common 1501, 1501 Richland St.

 

Price: $55/month for part-time and $150+/month for full-time

Formerly known as Femme X COLUMBIA, the historic property offers day passes, part-time, and monthly options to suit any need. The space also has a cafe and lounge for lunch, happy hour options, and private meeting rooms across the four floors. 

Converspace, 136 Forum Dr.

Price: $450/month private office space and virtual services from $40 

This space in the northeast allows for meeting room rentals by the hour, private office space, and receptionist services. 

Novel Coworking, 1122 Lady St. 

Price: $250+/month

Cowork spacing allows for month-to-month memberships, as well as upgrades to have a private desk or office space. There are also virtual options to have access to the community connections outside of the office. 

Regus, 1320 Main St.  

Price: $350+/month 

Located in the Meridian Building, you’ll have access to everything Main Street has to offer plus the option of 54 office spaces and three private meeting rooms to take advantage of. 

SOCO 

Price: $250+/month 

Right behind Segra Park, this historic building has options to upgrade for a designated desk, outdoor seating, parking and private meeting space. Membership will provide access to both locations and community resources. 

Price: $250+/month 

Locally operated and right in the heart of the Vista, this SOCO location can accommodate 150, so there is plenty of room to social distance in the 1,000+-square-foot community space. There are also 18 semi-private and private offices, five meeting rooms, and one studio. Membership will provide access to both locations and community resources. 

Coming Soon — NOMA Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St. 

Formerly Taste of the South, the NOMA Warehouse is designed specifically with artists in mind and is expected to open in late April in the 4,500-square-foot building. Plans for the building include studio spaces for up to 100 artists + a retail store in the front. Visit the space Sat., March 13 during the Cottontown Art crawl to check it out for yourself. 

Do you know of any coworking spaces in the area that we didn’t mention? Let us know where you like to cowork in the comments below. 

Disclaimer: Please contact locations individually about COVID-19 precautions in place.