Ibiza is not all about the party (unfortunately). Partying hard and working hard go hand in hand. However, often the hedonists the island attracts are creatives, artists and entrepreneurs. This burgeoning society often have flexible working hours, no fixed office space and a desire to meet and collaborate with workers of similar values in a relaxed and inspiring environment.
What is hot desking?
Just incase you’re not familiar with the term – hot desking is a system of desk usage in shared offices. Sometimes dividing time between multiple workers at a single work station… aka Coworking.
There is an enormous and ever growing number of freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs living in Ibiza. Hot desking is ideal solution. Coworking is also a great way for professionals that work from home – such as freelancers – to feel less isolated and more focussed away from the many distractions of home.
There is an enormous and ever growing number of freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs living in Ibiza.
This is also the perfect environment to meet people. Network with like minded individuals; an invaluable tool to progress in business.
Eivissa is the business hub on the island; here’s a list of where you can hot desk in Ibiza Town.
Why: Space to work, scheduled meetings and presentations, a photographic studio with PROFOTO equipment. Coaching and psychology sessions for individual entrepreneurs and companies are also provided.
Cost: Part Time, from €125 per month
Why: Offering both work and rest areas, virtual office service and high speed internet at affordable prices. Plus they boast the largest private parking of Ibiza downtown – a definite plus!
Cost: Hot desking, from €100 per month
Casa Del Rey Business Lounge
Why: Their self proclaimed USP is free wine and unlimited banter! Along with less important factors such as storage, high speed internet, private skype rooms and meeting/conference room hire.
How much: Lounge Access begins at €59 per month with lots of options.
Feel Good Cafe
Why: if you prefer a more casual working environment this cafe offers a bit more than healthy food and juices; check out upstairs for desk space, wifi and plug sockets.
How much: Lunch is less than €10 and you can work whilst you eat.
Monthly CoWorking Meet Up
This monthly event offers those that want a change of scenery a place to work on their laptops for a day and meet some new and like minded island folk. The idea being that new collaborations could be born, along with the usual networking chit-chat. Each are encouraged to bring a bottle for post work drinks with room for 16 to cowork. Information on future events can be found on Facebook.
With a wide selection of spaces to choose from, Hot desking is relatively inexpensive and readily available in Ibiza town. As much as it is a luxury to be able to work from home, it is also important to separate your work and home life; especially if you struggle with self discipline. With the island attracting so many likeminded expats – You never know who you could meet and what collaborations could be born through coworking.