The coworking trend is on fire in Austin, and we get it. Instead of working from home or jumping between coffee shops, you have the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals in a cool setting.
ATX Factory, the city's newest option, may be the coolest yet. Located off Levander Loop and East Cesar Chavez Street, the trendy development will open its doors at the end of August.
It's geared toward individuals and small companies looking for space to "create, collaborate, and meditate." Memberships are available for timeframes of six months to three years. Options range from team tables ($450 per month) to individual dedicated desks ($500 per month) and private offices (starting at $1,200 per month).
While flexibility is certainly a draw, the amenities seal the deal. ATX Factory features showers, locker rooms, bike racks, indoor meditation areas, sleeping pods, recreational spots, and an event space. The typical office perks, like printing, mail, coffee, conference rooms, and parking, are available too. There will also be a community garden and a food truck park with a rotating lineup of eats.
ATX Factory comes from founding member Vijay Mehra, the founder and CEO of Think Tech Labs. The serial entrepreneur was inspired by other work spaces to create a coworking environment that also champions a holistic lifestyle.
"We're really trying to cultivate a community where people know each other," says Alison Tugwell, community director for ATX Factory. "We want to make sure we can accommodate a very diverse group of people."
ATX Factory can house 115 workers; currently it's about one-quarter full. Those interested in a membership can fill out an online form or swing by ATX Factory when it opens later this month. ATX Factory is also hosting happy hour hard-hat tours on August 5 and August 12.