Sad news for those in the coworking space as Loosecubes sent and email and made a blog post it was closing the doors on the service November 16th, 2012. For those unfamiliar, Loosecubes allowed you to book office and meeting space across the globe at companies that had extra offices they were not using. THis allowed the end user to have an office for a day or more and the business to recoup some costs on unused floor space.
Dear Loosecubes Community,
It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that Loosecubes will be closing its doors and shutting down this Friday, November 16th.
We want to thank you, our amazing community, for spending your workdays with us, for sharing your valuable time and feedback with us, and for allowing us to be part of your lives. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, who have so hospitably welcomed our community into your offices over 10,000 times in just the last six months and accompanied us on this journey.
I begin to wonder if they were not making funds from the amount of registrations or were they not collecting enough from the system to maintain operations? As a service it worked well from the one or two times I worked with the system.
Sometimes you need a productive place to work that isn’t your company’s office, your sofa, or a coffee shop. Loosecubes connects you to your very own network of friendly offices based on your vibe, network, & skills. Search for an awesome place to work for the day. Use your phone or your browser to book your ‘cube. We’ll connect you with the host and let him/her know that you’re on your way.
The amount of locations was staggering for anyone looking for somewhere in most major cities. What I found interesting was you had the ability to look for locations that may also have skills you need for a project that you could hire or trade services. It seems Loosecubes never went after this portion of the market to also become a bartering and contract work site since they required you connected Facebook or LinkedIn.
Another site down in the long list. I liked this one. If you have reservations after November 16th they have been cancelled it seems. Good luck to Campbell and the Loosecubes team