My Office is My Suitcase
Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to pick up my MacBook, stuff my belongings into a suitcase, and move my office to the beautiful historic city of Prague. For one week, my view was the picturesque cobbled streets of Bohemia instead of that electrical generating station on the East River. I still accomplished everything I needed to for work, while making friends across the globe and touring one of Europe’s uniquely historic metropolises. And it was all made possible by Loosecubes.
For weeks, I had been yearning for a late summer escape. The timing and demands of work, however, dictated that I keep my vacation short or find a way to work remotely. Fortunately, as an information technology worker, the latter is easy. An internet connection is technically all I need. But to work productively, I’d need fast internet, a power outlet, hot coffee, a sturdy desk, and friendly officemates.
I set my sights on Prague, a city I’ve long-desired to see and a city that’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Moscow where I planned to spend a weekend with friends. I fired up Loosecubes.com, typed in Prague and up popped two Loosecubes. I picked the most beautiful place, Locus Workspace, and sent off a reservation request to the host, Will B. In a few days, Will responded with their daily rates and policies. I agreed on the dates and costs, and he sent me a payment request which I speedily paid through PayPal. All that was left was a flight and hotel! And Will was kind enough to direct me to the nicest areas of the city in which to stay.
After my weekend in Moscow, I arrived in Prague on Monday morning, hopped on the clean, fast, Soviet-built metro, checked into my hotel and walked to where Locus Workspace appeared on the Google Map. After some confusion as to what floor I was headed to, (Oh, right! The 3rd floor is actually the 4th in Europe.) I found myself in the most beautiful, friendly, modern coworking space in Prague. For a reasonable deposit, I was even given a key so that I could come whenever I wanted — important for me and my morning tendencies.
In the mornings and early afternoons I worked. Will and all the other coworkers at Locus were incredibly helpful and steered me to the best things to see and do in Prague. In the evenings I toured, I drank, I ate, and I saw all the beautiful sights Prague has to offer. I still accomplished all I needed to for work and my team was pleased with the progress I contributed. In the end, it was a trip with the perfect balance of business and pleasure.
I have seen the future of work and it’s in Prague. Or London, or San Francisco, or Rio de Janeiro, or… well, it’s on Loosecubes!
Colin Bartlett is a developer at Loosecubes. He loves learning Russian, traveling to Russia, and traveling anywhere. He has two chihuahuas and is single!