When I first moved to Beijing in 2010, there were no coworking locations, and I had to start my own email list to find places with friendly people to work from. Now, however, things have changed for the better. I work at Buro.Asia every day near the DaWangLu subway stop. It’s very professional, with big desks where I can put a big monitor, and not too many people.
Fortunately, for those of us who don’t want quite so office-like an environment, there’s a new coworking spot that just opened in Sanlitun: Caffe O’Henry. I visited about two weeks ago, and was pretty impressed. The location is small but comfortable, and the owner, Henry, is really into the community, so every there is incredibly friendly.
Today, he asked me to share an email about it, so here it is:
During the last few weeks, we are looking for opportunities to set up a new co-working space here in Beijing. There are a few places that we were considering, but to start with, we would like to invite you to our free co-working experimental in next one month.
Now at Caffe O’Henry, we are opening at daytime on workdays (monday to friday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m) as a free co-working space, we are able to provide 6-10 free seats daily for freelancers and entrepreneurs to work together, get inspired, expand networking and bring ideas into execution. It’s central located in sanlitun (direction here) and equipped with wifi (not high-speed at the moment), copy/printing machine, coffee/tea, projector, black-board.
We are looking forward to meeting more freelancers and entrepreneurs who are doing interesting projects in Beijing and having the vision to set up a co-working space to work together, you will also enjoy the discount once the space is set up..
To join our free co-working, we will need you sign-up here (might need VPN). You are welcome to forward this email to your friends.
Thank you for your support!
Co-Working in Beijing By Project O’Henry
2-201, China View Building, East of Workers Stadium Road, Chaoyang, Beijing