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Coworking House, an inspired workspace for those wanting to do work that matters.
89 backers pledged $10,944 to help bring this project to life.

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Coffee shops are loud and have no privacy. Working from home is distracting and unproductive. Renting a private office is expensive, time consuming, and isolating. We think it's time to change the way we work, and we're coming together with our community to make that happen. Coworking House (or CoHo as it's affectionately known as) will be a flexible shared office space & vibrant center for business creatives in NH.

It will be open to all, where startups, freelancers, remote employees, students, artists and those who can work anywhere can gather to collaborate, socialize, teach, learn, play and work. 

We need your help to build an affordable place where people can work happier, be more successful and thrive. 

All stock photos are intended to be reasonable facsimiles.
All stock photos are intended to be reasonable facsimiles.

We've found a beautiful 3 story building in the heart of Milford, NH, conveniently between Nashua, Manchester, and Peterborough, and are excitedly transforming it into the hub we all need. We have one investor who's helping with some of the build out costs, but now we are raising funds to cover outfitting costs - because we all want this to be a gorgeous space that we're all excited to work in. 

All stock photos are intended to be a reasonable facsimile.
All stock photos are intended to be a reasonable facsimile.

What, specifically, is going to be included? 

Open coworking space, designated locking desks, private offices, conference rooms, phone booths, a library, audio/visual room, a mother's room, and a place for your kids to hang while you work. Oh, and lightening fast wifi and free coffee, of course. 

Initial floorplan projections - *to be finalized*

Why now?

Freelancers are the fastest-growing segment of the job market, with an estimated 40% of all US workers joining their ranks by 2020. CoHo supports that community by providing the camaraderie and accountability that freelancers often lack when they work alone. Whether you are self employed full time, part time, or a remote employee, having a well designed workspace has been proven to make you more successful. Photographers, architects, stylists, copy editors, web designers - all and more are welcome. No matter what your area of interest, we understand that creativity is at the core of what you do.

All stock photos are intended to be a reasonable facsimile.
All stock photos are intended to be a reasonable facsimile.

Events

We know from our own experience owning businesses in this area, that finding space to hold networking events, coffee discussions, workshops or celebrations is just plain tricky. There are not a lot of options available, and finding one that is on budget and has the amenities needed is hard. We're solving that problem by opening the doors of CoHo to our members for all of the above - with a smile and the right equipment. 

All stock photos are intended to be a reasonable facsimile.
All stock photos are intended to be a reasonable facsimile.

What's the money for?

Raising these funds will help us in two ways. First, to purchase the necessary things for the building: sit to stand desks, comfy chairs, couches, conference tables, kids area toys and furniture, and more. By specifically including audio/visual recording equipment, our members will be able to create more content to sell, or use for their marketing efforts. We're eager to build a space that isn't just trendy, but that will foster creativity, efficiency, and be a place you're proud to call your business home.  It has to be as functional as it is attractive, and your pledges will help us make that a reality. 

Secondly, by raising funds with Kickstarter, we're proving to investors that our community does want this, and there's a true market need. That helps us get the remainder of the funds we need for operating expenses and cash flow the first few months.

Rewards

We've set out a wide range of rewards, from awesome t-shirts from Mint Printworks, to cool water bottles, to discounts on membership in the space. There's something for every budget, and we're excited to have such enthusiasm from our community for this project. 

Lauren showing her love for CoHo!
Lauren showing her love for CoHo!

Get Involved

We've heard from so many in our community that this is something they want and need. But now's when we need to see action. Pledge your money, share, and then share some more. Please send it to your followers, friends and family. That second cousin that you're not really sure what he does but he works from home? Send this to him!

Stay Updated:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/coworkinghouse

Instagram: www.instagram.com/coho_nh

Website: www.cohonh.com

Mailing List: https://mailchi.mp/93a5cdf92972/coho

Risks and challenges

With any build out, our opening date is our biggest risk. We anticipate an early 2019 opening, but as construction projects go, this isn't necessarily a small one. Besides moving some walls, we're updating bathrooms, adding a kitchenette, and updating lighting/wiring.

We're not going into this blind though. We have an experienced architect on our team, and our landlord has plenty of experience managing construction projects. We're being realistic about build time, and are planning to under promise and over deliver. While we can't promise to predict everything that will occur in this buildout, we can promise to be as transparent and open as possible.

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    Friends of CoHo

    Pledge the cost of your lunch, and get a witty magnet for your for fridge, and a public thank you from us! You'll be helping us buy coffee and toilet paper (all things you want us to have).

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    Come Hang With Us

    Get a free day pass to work at CoHo once we're open - good anytime in the first year! Plus the above reward... You'll be helping us buy chairs for all of your butts... which we all want to be comfy!

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    Ad Space & Day Pass

    Get a day pass to work at CoHo AND get ad space in our monthly newsletter to promote your own business, your event, or a local charity event that you support. This donation helps us buy those fancy white boards we all love, for brainstorming magic!

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    T Shirt & Day Pass

    Get yourself a super soft CoHo tshirt (from local shop Mint Printworks!) and a day pass to work at CoHo with us! At this level, you'll be helping us purchase a swanky coffee brewer and grinder, and getting Union Coffee in our space - a free perk for our members!!

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    I wanna be a member!

    Sign up for one month of part time coworking membership (that's 5 days a month!) Use any month during the first year our doors are open. When you join as a member you'll also get a sweet water bottle, but you can use it for for non water beverages too :) Pledging at this level means you're helping us with the good stuff - exposing the brick and getting the right paint colors on the other walls!

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    Full Time CoHo Member

    Sign up for month of full time coworking - that's 30 days of access to the space, for all your focused work needs, valued at $199. To be used any month during our first year! Oh, and that awesome CoHo water bottle. Pledging this means you're helping buy comfy couches for the lounge area, so you can work comfortably while building your empire.

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    Designated Desk Member

    Get 1 Month of Designated Desk membership! You'll get your own locking desk to call your own, put pictures of your kids up, and hang your coat, valued at $399. Basically, nuestra casa es su casa! (and your choice of CoHo tshirt or water bottle). At this level, you're helping us buy sit to stand desks, so that your desk is juuuuuust right for you.

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    Private Office

    Pledge $500 and you'll get one month of a private office in CoHo - valued at $699! This includes free wifi, access to the conference rooms, mailing services, and all the free coffee you want! To be redeemed any time during the first year our doors are open. At this level, you're helping us buy some audio/visual equipment so you can record podcasts or video content for your business.

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    Host an Event

    Host an event in our space, once its open. Throw a birthday party, a workshop, or poetry slam session - whatever you want! We'll even help you promote it to our members. We want to have a great space to host events, so pledging this helps us buy equipment like microphones and drink glasses to make that better for you!

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    Founding Part Time Member

    Become a founding member, and get 1 year of part time coworking membership for free, plus 10 hours of conference room time for whatever you want - valued at over $1500! Plus get your name on our wall, and a giant public thank you. Pledging this amount helps us outfit our conference rooms with the latest technology for your presentations and meetings!

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    Founding Full Time Member

    Get 1 full year of full time coworking membership, plus 10 hours of conference room time, for you to use however you'd like! Valued at almost $2800, this gets your name on the wall, and public shout outs! This helps us buy all the furniture and toys we need for the babysitting room, because kids need toys too :)

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    Community Founder

    Get a private office for 6 months, AND host a monthly event for 6 months! Valued at almost $8000, this includes all the amenities of the space - wifi, coffee, conference rooms, and of course, your name on the wall! This pledge helps us buy chairs, desks, and cabinets for the private offices - so you can do your work in style.

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    Corporate Sponsor

    Get 1 year Private Office membership, to be shared with any members on your team, AND we'll name the library after you. This money helps us buy furniture for the library, for the lounge, and for the break room. Because a fridge that holds all our lunches is pretty important.

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Funding period

- (30 days)