Berlin's Blogfabrik is a co-working space and publication where freelancers can work rent-free in exchange for monthly content contributions.
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Two hugely valuable commodities in the modern working world are great content and affordable working spaces. Marrying the two is Blogfabrik, a co-working space and publication in Berlin that invites freelancers to work on their personal projects there rent-free in exchange for monthly contributions to the blog.
Bloqfabrik, which translates to Blog Factory, has been operating for nearly a year. It is a spacious co-working environment, complete with a photography studio, event space, and meeting rooms. It currently houses 30 freelancers, who contribute two pieces of content each month to the company’s online magazine DailyBreadMag, which in turn promotes the working space and the events that are hosted there. Freelancers pitch content ideas to creative director Claudio Rimmele and are also required to organize one event per year and promote the magazine and its home using their social media channels.
The space will soon be offering “flex” desks too — these enable part-timers to make use of the space sporadically in exchange for one contribution to DailyBreadMag each month. What other valuable skills can be exchanged for rent in co-working spaces?