After a full year of working from home, I’ve moved into Post-Office, a creative coworking space in Montreal managed by Eli & Lexane from the Fivethousand Fingers design studio. It’s not an actual post office. I’m not a mailman yet. It’s an awesome place so far. Sure, it doesn’t feel like home without the backyard cats staring at me through the window. And I can’t wear pyjamas all day. But the pros outweigh the cons. For example, I get to say “I work at the Post-Office”. There’s also a sousaphonist who sometimes walks around the corner playing his sousaphone. And there’s been talk of nearby stores selling delicious quasi-mythical doughnuts.
Most coworking spaces in Montreal felt like corporate offices or had way too many people sharing the space. Post-Office is homey - it has lots of natural light, huge desks, plants, even a meeting room that can be used as a photo studio. But what I’m most looking forward to is sharing the space with the 9 other talented creative freelancers. (There’s even a fellow leatherworker! Shameless plug if you haven’t seen the leatherwork that I do.)
Looking forward to a very productive year ahead in this space!