So after searching in vain for a year for any sort of co-working opportunities this side of the Straight, one of my friends on the island asked me today if I was interested in the idea. From what I gather, Victoria just doesn’t have any good space for this kind of an idea. I thought that the idea would be impossible here too, but said friend pointed out a great possibility.
There’s a few folks on Mayne Island, probably enough to make this work, but are there folks in Victoria and area that would consider hopping a ferry to come co-work with us on occasion? Ferry costs are about $20 round-trip for an adult with a car (you don’t pay for the Mayne to Victoria leg, only the trip over here), even less if you’re on a bike/walking on. The location on Mayne is walking distance from the ferry terminal; probably about 20 minutes (10 if you’re on a bike). It’s located right in the townsite, close to the bakery and the pub (for refreshments). We’re also looking at doing an onsite cafe for your caffeinated needs.
Monday to Friday, there are six ferries daily from Swartz Bay, and five return ferries to Swartz Bay. So it’s entirely possible to put in a full day of work, and hop a boat home.
Obviously there are other factors at work, like what it would cost (which we haven’t worked out yet), but assuming it was fairly reasonable, is there any interest from Victoria people to come co-work on Mayne Island? Hit me up at jonathan dot lane at gmail dot com if it sounds like something you’d do occasionally.
Of course, don’t mean to exclude other Gulf Islanders, or Vancouverites – by all means if you want to join us too, give me a shout.