Co-working spaces can now be found anywhere, be it in the busiest CBD or in a residential neighborhood. But with jarring overhead lights, squeaky swivel chairs, corny piped-in music, and the noisy din of too many people, is your regular co-working space starting to feel like just another overcrowded coffee shop?
Grow Space is trying to go against the grain of your usual industrial-themed co-working hub. Located on the quiet side of BGC just a few blocks from Bonifacio High Street, Grow Space is tucked in the mezzanine of South of Market, a residential condominium. It’s a bit of a hunt but it’s worth it—once you go up the stairs and open the glass door, you’re transported to a cozy space kitted out with sofas, lounging areas, and plants—lots of plants.
Marketing manager Kyle Imperio explains their unique concept. “Grow Space was open before, but it looked different. It had a corporate look, [with an] office setup and yellow walls, so were called in to rebrand it. We took its weaknesses and made them into its strengths:
Here’s what to expect at Grow Space:
It feels like a living room…in a garden.
Instead of the usual office tables, Grow Space is filled with cozy living room-type setups of sofas, floor pillows, and wooden or rattan seats. Freelance workers and students are encouraged to lounge on the sofa
You can work quietly.
Instead of the usual annoying
The space encourages you to think and live mindfully.
“We’re not trying to compete with other co-working spaces,” Kyle points out. “We want to promote meaningful living, and having a good work-life balance.”
You can actually buy some of the plants!
It’s quite affordable.
It only costs as low as P90 an hour to work at Grow Space (includes WiFi, power outlet access, and complimentary coffee). A half-day pass costs P250, and a whole-day pass costs P400. It can also be booked for exclusive meetings and small events. You can drop in, but it’s better to call in advance to see if
Grow Space is open from
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.