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I have no idea what that previous poster is on about, bc this is the best co-working experience I’ve had.

I’m one of those Airbnb guests, and Duncan, the owner, questioned my sister and I carefully about the kind of work we do.

I’m a copywriter for a large national ad agency in the US, working a flexible schedule, while my sister works 40 or more US West Coast time zone hours for a large California real estate investment company. I’ve been traveling full-time since 2015, so I’ve experienced a great many different types of lodging as I’ve worked my way around the world.

The common working area here is wonderful. Lots of desks, each with a comfy chair, power outlets and lamp. Lovely vintage furniture with lots of light from huge bay windows. It has been an absolute joy to work in.

The beautifully renovated kitchen had more than enough space in both refrigerators and cupboards for the six bags of groceries we have delivered by Ocado every week. And 8 stove burners plus a sandwich maker, rice pot and other appliances make it better than most kitchens in apartments I rent for myself.

The bed in our large room was so comfortable, I slept great every night. There were two desks, so my sister and I could work in there if we wanted. More closet and drawer space than we needed. Never a problem with the bathrooms and they were always clean, just like the rest of the house.

There was a truly interesting eclectic group of smart, entertaining people there when we were, all of whom we thoroughly enjoyed socializing with when we weren’t working. Group dinners were particularly fun, as you can see in the photos.

Duncan has created a lovely, comfortable and efficient place to work. The location is within walking distance of anywhere you’d need or want to go. He picked us up at the coach station when it never even occurred to us to ask him.

Not only did I enjoy talking with him about all manner of things whenever we both happened to be in the kitchen at the same time, but he I appreciated the way he tries to make sure everything is working as it should and everyone has what they need. Imo, you get far more than what you pay for here.