Community

Changing the future of the workplace

COLLABORATIVE SPACE: The kitchen in the new Nambour space, complete with antique surfboards.
COLLABORATIVE SPACE: The kitchen in the new Nambour space, complete with antique surfboards.
A visual walk-through of the new Boarding Office based in Nambour.

Or are you a up-and-coming small business needing a space to flex your creative muscle.

Well, a new collaborative working space has opened its doors in Nambour, offering locals the chance to do things a little differently.

Co-founder of the space, Melanie Summer, said the flexibility offered by the space is what many people find so enticing.

"I had a business a couple of years ago and I needed to find an office space," she said.

"My husband found an office space in Mooloolaba that was way to big for us."

From here the idea was born to make the office space collaborative, while also utilising a spot to store her husband's collection of antique surfboards.

The Mooloolaba space was born first before the pair decided to take their idea to Nambour.

"My husband had so many other surfboards so he wanted to find another location," she said.

"We found the former Club Hotel was perfect as it already had little office-sized rooms.

"It's also a beautiful space; the more we renovated the more we found the gems in the building."

Since the launch, Ms Summer said they had been overwhelmed by the positive response they have received.

"A lot of people come to us say their parents met here and many other personal stories," she said.

People from many different industries have taken up residence in The Boarding Office, which is now halfway to capacity.

"It's people that have been operating from homes who don't want to operate from homes any more," Ms Summer said.

"When you rent a commercial space you have a lot of waste of space and your often locked in for two years or more."

Ms Summer said eventually she hopes she will see a lot of interaction between people.

For information about how to join the space, e-mail info@theboardingoffice.com.au.

Topics:  club hotel nambour the boarding office


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

PGA Legends Tour swings into Bribie

RIGHT: Rodger Davis and other famous faces will tee off at Pacific Harbour for the Ladbrokes PGA Legends Tour.

PGA greats are taking on our region's greens.

Woorim walking track closure sparks debate

SHUT DOWN: Brendon Mills said his family use the walking track regularly and it has been creating a great community spirit for many years.

The path was closed because of clearing and erosion concerns.

SEQ hit by train delays, bus strike

The Wednesday afternoon train from Brisbane arrives at the Nambour Railway Station at 7pm. Story about a day in the life of commuters to Brisbane on our trains by Kathy Sundstrom.

Power fault at Roma Street hits Sunshine Coast, Ipswich train lines

Local Partners

Six people injured in two-car crash on Pumicestone Rd

Paramedics are assessing an elderly man for lacerations to the head and another passenger for chest pains after a crash in Caboolture.

Why crowds are loving Happy Kanye at Splendour

Danger Dave and Melissah Marie with the artwork Happy Kanye at Splendour in the Festival 2017.

By Barcelona-based artistic collective Hungry Castle

Amber Heard, Elon Musk among Splendour celebs

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

The Block's family home rescue mission

RENO show's new concept – relocating and restoring crumbling heritage homes – proves its biggest challenge to date.

Angelina Jolie 4.0: Is anyone buying this?

Angelina Jolie, master media manipulator, is back.

Love The Bachelor and a feminist? Sorry, you can't be both

These 22 women trying to win Matty's heart... but at what cost? (Pic: Channel 10)

Tans will be sprayed. Roses will be distributed. Tears will be shed.

George RR Martin: Sixth book won't be out this year

Emilia Clarke returns as Daenerys Targaryen in the seventh season of Game of Thrones, which premieres only on Foxtel on July 17.

“I am still working on it, I am still months away..."

Mum spotted on Google Earth 18 months after death

A woman has spotted her mother on Google Earth - she died in 2015

What's on the big screen this week

A scene from the movie War for the Planet of the Apes.

AN ACTION franchise comes to its epic conclusion.

The Bachelor: Will farting be the key to Matty J's heart?

I don’t know what emotion this is.

MATTY J’s return as The Bachelor was sullied on the first night.

Hearty food for cold nights

Boneless lamb shoulder roast with crushed kipflers.

RECIPES: Two tasty lamb dishes to try this winter

How one man made more than $20m in a land deal

Varsity Lakes

Sale, with GST added, shows as a $26.4 million transaction

Open for inspection homes 27 July - 2 August

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Beers, spirits and 131 years of history up for grabs

The 131-year-old General Gordon Hotel is on the market with all of its quirks included.

Pub with good beer and "lovely food” for sale 20 minutes from town

Tenant: Let me rent, I'll fix your property and pay for it

Noosaville tenant Tony Conyers thought his tenancy was guaranteed until 2035, so he spent his own money on the property. Now he's been told he may not be able to stay for even one more year.

Renter spent $30k on maintaining, improving property over 17 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!