Creative Coworking Membership
Social House is first and foremost a coworking space with a niche membership: small business owners, freelancers and independent workers in creative industries. We opened in 2015 to provide what we felt our members needed most: beautiful, professional-yet-creative meeting areas; open and spacious work areas for collaborative projects; space for workshops, networking and other thought leadership development events; a commercial kitchen and bar for true hospitality; and the most important: a like-minded community for collaboration and support.
We know first-hand how sharing a stylish, functional, inspiring studio space with other like-minded creative pros can completely transform your business while providing that sense of community and camaraderie you've been missing in your daily work/life. Are you ready to take the next step with us?
WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
creative, inspiring, beautiful spaces
We own the building (no landlord drama here) and have thoughtfully renovated it from top to bottom with a designer's eye. Our house had good bones to start - sloped ceilings with huge exposed cedar beams and tons of skylights - and we've made it even more beautiful with natural materials, wide open spaces and intimate, cozy nooks.
We focused on our members' needs when designing the House, focusing on flexibility and mixed-use capabilities in order to fit it all into our small footprint:
- coffee-shop like area for casual work and socializing
- studio area for open coworking
- small open studio space for photoshoots + projects
- loft level with dedicated desks
- five private offices
- kitchenette for lunches and snacks
- meeting room that seats 6
- a fully licensed commercial kitchen and bar - three beautifully designed bathrooms
- two landscaped outside areas
The result: a mixed-used space that achieves our goal of a work/life home for our community. There's plenty of room and a variety of functional spaces to answer emails, spread out and work on messy projects, setup a spur of the moment photo shoot, meet with clients, have a cuppa with friends, or just curl up for a break. An inviting space and a niche creative membership brings in like-minded people; an open design and welcoming environment encourages conversation and discussion; and flexible and functional spaces gives collaborative projects a place to take root and become reality.
Want visual evidence? Check out our galleries.
One of our core beliefs is that who we surround ourselves with has a huge impact on our happiness and achievement in both our work and personal lives. We hand-select and carefully consider every potential member, taking our current members' feelings into consideration, and limiting numbers to a comfortable size. Our goal is to build a community that supports success, inspires creativity, and makes us feel a little better at the end of the day.
the chance to do your thing
It sounds a bit cliche, but... we're dreamers, too. Creating Social House has allowed us to realize quite a few dreams, and our members get to be a part of that. Have you always wanted to host a workshop? Put together a show for local artists? Create a pop-up shop for your handmade goods? Plan an impromptu photo shoot of your latest designs? You can do that here, and we'll support you every step of the way. Studio Members are guaranteed at least one at-cost event per year.
did we mention the bar?
We love meeting clients over a cup of coffee or glass of wine - doesn't it make sense to have our own place to do that, too? Cider o'clock is a fun way for our members to end the day, and our Sidebar is be open to the public on a limited basis, serving coffee, craft beer, wines and light bites, and hosting supper clubs, Sunday brunches, and community-focused events.