Working from home is on the rise, but it can be isolating and distracting.
The solution for many is coworking spaces, a place for independent individuals to gather and get their respective work done in a productive atmosphere.
Kim Marchese created Trouvaille in Omaha after getting fed up with coffee shop-hopping while studying for grad school.
“When you put yourself in a space like this, uninterrupted, it just gives you time back in your life in your day,” Marchese said.
Trouvaille is a coworking space for women only.
“It’s a growing concept in the coworking industry,” Marchese said.
“Women naturally are kind of taught to compete with one another, and this is just a neat place where you can actually support each other,” said Jen Maher, an internet marketing specialist and Trouvaille patron.
Members can visit a couple times a month or rent out a designated desk space with 24/7 access, depending on their needs.
The space also offers relief from the loneliness of staying home alone every day.
“Sometimes, you go the entire day without talking to people,” said freelancer Beth Ryan, who also uses the space.
“You also kind of start losing your confidence,” said Trouvaille member Jane Merten.
“For me, so far the biggest piece has been the community,” Maher said.
It’s clear the standard office cubicle is becoming a thing of the past, but the women at Trouvaille want more than a desk, they want a network of support.
Trouvaille also hosts networking and community events. For directions, pricing and membership options visit the Trouvaille website.