SINCE 2014 OUR VIBRANT COWORKING COMMUNITY HAS BEEN WELCOMING PEOPLE TO WORK PRODUCTIVELY, SHARE, COLLABORATE AND INSPIRE EACH OTHER.

INVIGORATING ENTERPRISE IN THE CASTLEMAINE REGION.

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Coworking is a space for micro businesses, sole traders, entrepreneurs, small organisations and commuters to work productively in a community environment. As well as providing desk and meeting areas, we actively connect and promote collaboration amongst people so they grow personally & business-wise.

WORK – CONNECT – GROW

This video explains the coworking concept

 

 

 

WORKING INDEPENDENTLY, TOGETHER

Building a vibrant community who share ideas, network and support each other is the core of coworking.

We actively facilitate connections and promote opportunities for spontaneous collaboration, synergy and to bounce ideas around.

We host events for formal learning, serendipitous learning and social networking. Diversity encourages interaction and learning across all disciplines.

We can provide highly experienced and qualified coaching and mentoring to inspire your business.

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exposure for your business

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bike friendly

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engage with the broader community

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get hints on easier ways to do things

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seek advice on who to go to for help

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gain leads where you can pick up more work

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relieve isolation

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greater productivity

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get valuable insights

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achieve business growth

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become healthier

Surveys of coworkers have found that there are great benefits to be gained from coworking

sourced from deskmag.com

I have worked at a few coworking spaces – one of the best being Hubud by the rice paddies in Ubud, Bali – and I did not expect to see one set up in Castlemaine! Coming home from Darwin I thought that I would be tapping away at home on my laptop, all by myself, being lured into FB land. Instead, I found COHOOTS where I enjoy the views of Castlemaine life out the large windows, give the coffee machine a work out, download stuff on the WiFi, enjoy the kitchen conversations and the peer pressure of not spending too much time on Facebook…

Michelle Culpitt

TENT 29

COHOOTS is one of the best things that happened to me while working from home. At last a place to converge with like minded people and a change of surroundings.

So refreshing and a real boost in more ways than just productivity (which definitely happened)!! I can’t recommend it more highly – excellent coffee on hand too ;o)

Rachel Haynes

Lateral Strategy

COHOOTS is bright, open space with everything I need for the working day, close in town and a nice easy bike ride in (with a bike parking space named after…. Me!). I find it much easier to stay focused on ‘work’ within the COHOOTS environment than at home, and the flexible hours are great for fitting around my irregular commute to Melbourne.

Andrew Ryan

ElectroImpact

The team at COHOOTS have created a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable space on Forest Street. Multiple rooms, the availability of a kitchen and the light filled space are my highlights.

Taryn Lane

Communications & Community Liaison, EMBARK

My stint at COHOOTS was a taste of what’s to come in the world of the shared work environment. Friendly people, spacious and comfortable surrounds; an easy place to work and get things done.

Deanna Neville

Focus on Community

 

We have a variety of communal work spaces, exclusive-use desks, formal & informal meeting areas, a focus room for quiet concentrated work, kitchen for meals & drinks, toilets, shower and relaxing spaces

 

MEMBERSHIP  PLANS

Our flexible pricing allows you to focus on your work and life. You are not tied to whole days or long leases. We look after the overheads, utilities and amenities, simplifying your business administration.

Member plans are for a certain amount of hours that can be spread over the month as you like. For example on a 32 hour plan you don’t have to work 4 x 8 hour days. You do a combination of 6, 4, 9, 8hr sessions or whatever suits you.

We are open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6pm

32 HOUR PLAN

flexi desk
$140/month
  • 1 hour meeting room time
  • free WiFi, tea, coffee, fruit
  • free printing & scanner
  • free member only events
  • heavy discounts for other events
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64 HOUR PLAN

flexi desk
$250/month
  • 5 hours free meeting room time
  • free WiFi, tea, coffee, fruit
  • free printing & scanner
  • free member only events
  • heavy discounts for other events
SIGN UP

96 HOUR PLAN

flexi desk
$340/month
  • 8 hours free meeting room time
  • free WiFi, tea, coffee, fruit
  • free printing & scanner
  • free mailing/delivery address
  • free member only events
  • heavy discounts for other events
SIGN UP

FULL-TIME PLAN

5 days per week
$450/month
  • exclusive use of desk
  • 10 hours free meeting room time
  • free WiFi, tea, coffee, fruit
  • free mailing/delivery address
  • free printing & scanner
  • free member only events
  • heavy discounts for other events
SIGN UP

Casual day rate for a flexi desk space is $40

All prices are ex GST, payable monthly in advance

Fair use applies to the printer, drinks, fruit and use of facilities – we are a community

Discounts available for teams using multiple desks

Meeting/workshop spaces are available to rent

 

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MAKING SMALL CHANGES CAN CREATE A BIG IMPACT

MEETING SPACES

EMAIL US TO BOOK A SPACE
large space

 The smaller space comfortably fits 6 people.

Perfect for meeting clients and small groups.

Up to 2 hrs    $30

   2 – 4hrs       $55

   all day         $90

The larger space is flexible for boardroom meetings, presentations, workshops, classes.

50″ smart TV is available for your presentations (price in brackets)

Up to 2hrs         $45 ($65)

   2 – 4hrs           $75 ($100)

       all day             $135 ($170)

 Both spaces have abundant natural light, air conditioning, WiFi, and water.

Members get a 20% discount if you require more than your free monthly allowance.

All prices are plus GST.

Full fee charged when bookings cancelled with less than 36 hours notice.

 GENERAL PUBLIC are able to hire these spaces.  Contact us for availability.

ABOUT US

Tim and Rhonda cofounded COHOOTS to support people who want to find a better way to blend work into their lives. They have extensive knowledge and experience in business and community development. They are passionate about the modern working landscape's capability to have long-term benefit for you and the Mount Alexander community. We are located in Castlemaine.
Tim Ford

Tim Ford

Tim is an enterprise coach who has lived here for 25 years and been active in local community groups for most of that time. He has a diverse network of people and influences that challenge and inspire his viewpoints to keep him at the forefront of developing great work outcomes. He has also been referred to as a “walking dad joke”, so beware!

Rhonda Chapman

Rhonda Chapman

Rhonda is an aid and development consultant who has lived in Castlemaine since 2008. She has over 25 years experience working with community organisations. Having worked as a sole trader for over 9 years, Rhonda knows the joys and challenges of working from home, at airports, in hotels and in remote locations. Quiet, shy and retiring are not how people describe Rhonda!

COHOOTS - WHERE LIFE & WORK ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

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Have any questions?

Contact Tim on 0419 327 217

or on the email

or call into 40 Forest St, Castlemaine

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