Think about the times that you only get a portion of your work done due to the demands and energy needed from the endless responsibilities of your home and family. Having a space outside the home where you primarily focus on work allows you to create boundaries for a healthy work/life balance.
Coffee shops, cafes, or local libraries just aren't configured for getting things done. There's the fight for a good seat, limited access to electrical outlets, and possibly continuing to buying things to keep up appearances. The internet connection may be limited, the noise levels unpredictable, and there's no good way to go to the bathroom without losing your spot or depending on a stranger!
For an unexpected phone call, you can step into the kitchen, or into the conference room if it's not in use; please use your "inside" voice. If you need to take a scheduled call, we ask that you book the conference room instead of a hot desk, or step outside.
There is free street parking on Plum Street, as well as a public lot across IN 662 from the Pet Food Center.
We ask that you do not use our neighbor's parking lots or driveways.
If you cancel your booking for a coworking space at least 24 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel your booking after this timeframe, you will still be charged for half of your original amount.
We most certainly do! If we are fully booked for the day, you will have the option to join a waitlist. When or if someone cancels their coworking space booking, you will be notified that a time has opened up.
Not much is known about the home's early history after its construction in 1890. Chester Barclay owned and lived at the house from 1923 until he deeded the property to his children Lester and Bernice Barclay in 1948. Bernice then lived in the home from 1974 until 2002 when the property was sold to Stephen and Rebecca Geis. Bernice would be the last to live in this home before the property was converted into a retail space.
Stephen and Rebecca Geis used the house as a second location for their antique and gift shop, The Heart of Newburgh. The store was a staple of Newburgh and is still a cherished memory for many of the town's residents. The beautifully painted floors were hand painted by Rebecca in 2003 to match the floors of their original location, right next door, at 121 Plum Street.
In 2021, Alvarez Consulting Partners officially took ownership in November of 2021. We respect the history of the home while creating a space that will support our business needs. We hope with these renovations that the home stays healthy enough to last another 100 years.
The CoWorking Cottage will follow any guidelines set out by the CDC and the state of Indiana in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are taking extra precautions by sanitizing workspaces between each booking, as well as deep cleaning desks on a regular basis. To see Indiana's COVID prevention guidelines, please visit their website.
If you are experiencing symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay at home. If you have already booked a desk or the conference room and are experiencing COVID symptoms, please reschedule your booking online. If you have any trouble rescheduling your booking, do not hesitate to contact us.
We will schedule bring-your-dog-to-work days, and our guidelines for bringing your pup in will be included in the event details. We schedule these events in order to ensure that our customers that have pet allergies know to avoid those days. The Cottage will go through a deep clean so that we are ready to welcome all the following day.
Childcare is not available at this time.
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