Share spaces are amazing! Last year, I found myself writing my thesis at the peak of the pandemic. All of the cafes were closed, and I was stuck in my tiny one-room apartment for weeks. I was beginning to go stir-crazy and began to seek out safe ways to get out of the house. That was when I came across the share-space platform SpaceCloud.
Study Room Experience
Not only was I able to switch up my study environment, but I was also able to pick up some of my old hobbies and find some new ones. I used to sew, paint, and bake regularly but I had to give it up. Like many people here in Seoul, I didn’t have space for all of the supplies in my tiny one-room apartment.
The first place I rented out was a basement study room for 2,000 won per hour. It had a long table with six seats and a large whiteboard. It wasn’t much, but I thoroughly enjoyed having a large space all to myself to just sit and study in. I went there a few times and then began to browse other options.
Dance Studio Experience
Next, I found a community theater practice room in my neighborhood that rented out their space on off-hours. They had a large mirror and a speaker system. It was a blast! I hosted an entire concert for myself by myself. I know I looked absolutely ridiculous, but it is now my go-to for stress relief.
Baking Studio Experience
When the holidays came, I wanted to do something special for my first Christmas without my family. A few days before Christmas, my mum and I bake a Buche de Noel (a rum-chocolate Christmas log cake) and get completely wasted together. I decided to do the same with two of my best friends, but we had one major problem – none of us had an oven.
I turned to SpaceCloud and we were able to find a fully stocked kitchen with all of the tools we needed. All we had to do was bring the ingredients. They had ovens, mixers, pots, pans, measuring cups, etc. We were able to make a superb Buche de Noel, a few dozen disastrous cookies, and a giant pink inedible marshmallow blob – Success!!
How it Works
Anything you want to give a try there is sure to be a share space available for it on SpaceCloud. There are fully equipt sound-recording studios, party rooms, and perfect setups to begin your live-streaming career.
Once you have found the space you want to rent, make sure you read through the descriptions and rules. There is often a minimum number of hours you can rent a space. Additionally, owners can set their own rules and include a deposit that won’t be reimbursed if rules aren’t followed. Out of all the spaces I’ve rented out, I have only had to pay deposits for baking studios. As soon as I finished cooking and took pictures of the cleaned studio, my deposit was reimbursed.
After reading through the rules, you simply select your date and time slot and continue with registration. You can sign-up using Kakao, Naver, or Apple and either pay through your connected accounts or through bank transfer.
Once you’ve paid, you just show up, use the room and then leave. It’s that simple!
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