Friday, 1 December 2017 was a big day for Pukekawa copy writer and mum, Catherine Tafto, who officially opened her new business Loom Shared Space.
Loom, situated on Tobin Street, Pukekohe, is a shared office space or virtual office which offers a fresh, open plan co-working environment along with many of the amenities of a corporate office.
As a working Mum with three small children, Catherine found herself longing for a place to work from that could offer a boundary between work and home, free from interruption and distraction – a place where she could meet other people.
With nothing available in the Pukekohe area, Catherine decided to take matters into her own hands and created Loom Shared Space. “I feel excited to be around vibrant people,” she said at the opening. Now this trendy model for co-space working can offer entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers and tired commuters a South Auckland office location.
Comfortably seating around 18 people, Loom offers anyone needing a professional work space – a place to set up their laptop and work with access to secure and unlimited high speed Internet, printer facilities, a meeting room (seats 8 and includes a smart TV), kitchenette and toilet.
With already high fuel prices, a new Auckland fuel tax said to start next year, a possible Paerata satellite city and SH1 motorists already bravely facing daily traffic congestion, working in a virtual office space with other like-minded people may be the way forward for many Auckland city commuters.
Loom Shared Space might not quite be your home away from home, but perhaps it could be your office away from your office? For more information about Loom Shared Space visit their Facebook page or website.