Co-working is big in Barcelona as more and more people are seeing the advantages of going freelance and the freedom it brings. For families and working parents, going freelance can offer greater flexibility as well as the option to work at home and spend more time with their children. However, working from home can have its downsides and it can often be difficult to find a perfect, quiet space to work whilst knowing that the children are close by, happy and well looked after.
In order to try and address some of these issues a new space has opened in Barcelona, Cobaby. Cobaby is a co-working space that aims to provide a perfect working environment specifically designed for parents.
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Cobaby – a space for work and family
The idea for Cobaby came from Catherine, a working mom who has made Barcelona her home. When she had her daughter she was met with the difficulties of caring for her at the same time as managing her professional career. As she recognised that this issue was not only unique to her but also affected many freelance parents, she started the Cobaby project.
Although the space at Cobaby may not be as big as some of the other co-working spaces on offer in Barcelona, the downstairs workspace provides 10 places as well as a meeting room available if needed. The idea is to have a more intimate feel to allow more trust between the parents who work there. The space also includes a terrace and a kitchen.
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Upstairs there is a nursery with an indoor space and a terrace with a sandbox to keep the kids occupied and entertained whilst their parents work downstairs. They cover ages from 6 months to 3 years old. Parents are welcome to come and visit their kids anytime they wish, helping to achieve that perfect balance between work and family life.
Classes and Workshops
As well as being a great co-working space and nursery for working parents, Cobaby also offers classes and workshops for parents and expectant parents. Classes include Pilates and there are prenatal workshops for expectant mothers.
Address: Carrer de Sepúlveda, 65, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
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