The Most Unique Co-Working Spaces In + Around Detroit

The future of work is moving towards flexibility, and this is especially true for parents. So many parents are working from home, from their cars, from their phones, and are looking for a place to focus and get their work done–and maybe have the chance to connect and converse with someone in the same boat. Whether you’re a remote worker, a freelancer, a creative, a student, or a small business owner, you might find yourself in need of a co-working space that can meet your individual needs.

At Detroit Mom we want to support parents in all steps of their career or learning journey, so we’ve put together a list of co-working spaces all over Metro Detroit, each with their own unique focus.

11 Unique Co-Working Spots In + Around Detroit

429 Main | Rochester

Located in a historic building in Downtown Rochester, 429 Main has lots of options for your co-working needs. Neutral tones and minimalist decor create a calm ambiance and allow members to focus on their work. Membership options vary from virtual to private offices. They offer a “hot desk” membership that allows you to set up your workspace when and where you like. They also allow their shared space to be reserved for photography sessions and have day passes to check them out.

The Back Office Studio | Ypsilanti

Located at Michigan Ave and Huron St., The Back Office Studio in Ypsilanti offers a variety of membership options. Their goal is to provide everything you need whether you are a night owl, early bird, team leader, or independent freelancer. Members have 24/7 access to their spacious building. The building has lots of exposed brick, and colorful art adorns the walls. Back Office offers affordable day passes that can be purchased in multi-packs.

Bamboo | Detroit + Royal Oak

Bamboo hosts modern and flexible workspaces in downtown Royal Oak and Detroit. Both locations are conveniently located with nearby parking and access to major freeways. Their large building with modern decor has ample natural light and feels inviting. They offer lots of options ranging from virtual offices to private offices. Meeting and event spaces are available, and they emphasize community. An Ann Arbor location is coming soon!

The coLABorative | Mt. Clemens

You’ll find Starbucks coffee and beer on tap at The coLABorative in downtown Mt Clemens. It’s located on Main St. inside a 3-story historic building with lots of character. The decor feels like you’re at a home. Membership options include day passes and an affordable student plan and military plan. They have office, conference room, and event space rentals available.

Detroit Parent Collective | Detroit

One of the most unique co-working spaces on this list is Detroit Parent Collective, a combined co-working space and cooperative preschool. Parents have access to semi-private or private workspaces while their children attend school on site. Free Thinker School is a licensed preschool within DPC designed for ages 2.5-6. Detroit Parent Collective is located on McNichols near the University District.

Folio | Berkley + Ferndale

Folio has two locations in downtown Berkley, and now in downtown Ferndale. Both locations are walking distance to their respective downtown neighborhoods including restaurants and shops. Members have 24/7 access to the space and can find private and quiet spaces as needed. They do not offer day passes at this time, but guests are allowed with current members.

Green Garage | Detroit

Located in the Cass Corridor neighborhood in Midtown, the Green Garage is “a shared workspace for socially and environmentally conscious small businesses and professionals.” They offer shared desks, one or multiple desk offices, and several workshop/maker spaces for businesses. They boast a diverse member community and focus on personal wellbeing including various amenities like an indoor/outdoor space, tons of natural light throughout the building, and on-site yoga.

Host | Utica

Host is both a co-working/event space and a restaurant. This modern building offers space to work and event and private rental space in addition to hosting a delicious restaurant. At Host you can work, network, and grab a drink for Happy Hour all at the same spot. Located just off Van Dyke near M-59.

The Practice Collective | Southfield

If you are a Private Practice professional, look no further than The Practice Collective in Southfield. They provide secure, HIPAA-compliant spaces to meet with clients. Their building is located near 12 Mile Rd. and Southfield Rd. Membership options range from an “as-needed basis” to several days per week. There are also group and event spaces, and a focus on fostering community amongst professionals with their own private practices.

WorkCo | Birmingham

Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, WorkCo offers spacious, contemporary spaces. Membership options include private office suites, dedicated desks, meeting rooms, and an event space that can accommodate anywhere from 30-200 guests. WorkCo emphasizes beautiful design and includes a showroom retail space with custom high-end furniture available for purchase.

Workantile | Ann Arbor

Workantile is a 100% member-operated co-working space in the heart of downtown
Ann Arbor. High ceilings and exposed brick create a welcoming and professional atmosphere. They have an open floor plan that can be rearranged as needed. They have created a close community which includes scheduled and impromptu social lunches and events.

If you’ve run out of space in your makeshift home office, you miss chatting with coworkers in between meetings, or you’re looking for networking opportunities while you tackle your workload, I hope that one of the co-working spaces on this list can help boost your work life!

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