Rural Coworking

Scope and Purpose

This page is intended as a resource for folks who are interested in learning about the rural dimensions and possibilities for coworking, whether from a research perspective or that of potential space catalyst or coworker. We have sections to aggregate research,on rural coworking spaces and a collection of links to publications where rural coworking or topics of interest to rural coworking practitioners are being discussed.


Coworking in Big Cities vs. Small Towns - results from the 2011 Global Coworking Survey at deskmag

Preconditions for Sustainable Rural Coworking Spaces in Southwest Finland: Field Study England - Case Study Mietoinen. Master's thesis by Juha Heikkilä


Rural Spaces

Canada / USA

e=mc2 The Centre for Business Excellence - Canmore, AB Canada

The Candy Factory - Lancaster, PA USA - Central PA

TMC Coworkspace - Plymouth, IN USA

JumpStart Community - Blacksburg, VA USA

AltamontCowork - Tracy, CA USA

Veel Hoeden - Pella, IA USA

La Venture Station - La Grange, KY USA

Spark Plaza - Johnson City, TN USA

The Tink Tank - Asheville, NC USA

Mojo Coworking - Asheville, NC USA

Business Success Unlimited - Three Rivers, MI, USA

Thomas Technology Group - Camp Hill, PA USA

Cowork Penticton, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

The Shop - Helena, MT USA

HardScrabble Solutions, Presque Isle, ME USA

Iron Clad Coworking - Wamego, KS USA



Ammersee Denkerhaus - Diessen, Bavaria GERMANY

Coworkerei - Tegernsee, Bavaria GERMANY

Coworking Königstein, 61462 Königstein, GERMANY

CREARIUM - Monzón, Huesca, SPAIN

Devon Work Hubs - Devon, UK

First Floor - Brescia/Lago di Garda, ITALY

Kamer52 - Oosterhout, North Brabant, NETHERLANDS 

Rayaworx - Santanyí (Mallorca), SPAIN

weXelwirken Härten – Kusterdingen, GERMANY

Lo Gal Coworking Narbonne (Southern France rural coworking Space near Narbonne)



How To Start A Coworking Space In Your Small Town - By Joel Bennett, published by Becky McCray in Small Biz Survival

Everything Solid Melts Into Jelly: Coworking In Rural England - by Sophie Garrett in Shareable

Cultivating Rural Coworking - by Molly Malone at OpenDesks

Coworking to Quick-Start Rural Innovation by Mark Kidd in The Daily Yonder

Coworking: An economic development idea for rural America? - By Jessica Stillman on Gigaom

Can coworking spaces thrive in small urban areas? - by Holly Landau on Telesaur

How to Start a Rural Coworking Community - By Beth Buczynski on Shareable


Next Steps and Ideas