WeWork's plans include a place to rest your head
The fast-growing co-working space company is looking to expand into apartments.
As we've written about before, Adam Neumann doesn't think of his company WeWork as just a place where you can plop down your laptop. He wants to foster a sense of community among what the Israeli-born co-founder and CEO calls the "We Generation," encouraging freelancers to mingle by coordinating classes, activities and opportunities to get advice from other members. Now, Neumann is looking to expand, not only moving into new cities but giving people a place to sleep with an initiative called WeLive.
In a cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek, Neumann discusses his company's philosophy and rapid expansion. WeLive will provide workspace as well as 300-square-foot studio apartments for members, basically ensuring that people never leave the building.
"When you have the intention of changing the world behind what you are doing," he told the magazine, "when there is actual meaning behind your work, and when you truly love it, success will follow, money will follow, and happiness will be part of it." He also spoke to Bloomberg News about the company's plans.
Of course, there's still more co-working spaces to open, and in addition to some of the cities Neumann discussed when he spoke at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, WeWork is also thinking of opening in Atlanta, according to Bisnow.
If you want an idea of how working in a WeWork space feels, take a look at this testimonial from Rebls.com:
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