My coworking story begins my freshman year of college. As an architecture student at Iowa State, two aspects of that year set the stage for coworking. The first was the dorm floor where I lived.
The coworking movement has been growing since it started in 2005. It began when Brad Neuberg opened his live-work loft to a few other independents and has grown to over 800 spaces on 6 continents.
First and foremost coworking is a community. It is a group or groups of entrepreneurs, freelancers, small business owners, startups, and telecommuters that join together to form a creative, collaborative community.