Working at the Outsite Santa Cruz Co-working space with guests.
Outsite was born from a simple desire — to combine work and my passion for the ocean.
The Original Outsite Villa in Santa Cruz (note hammock).
Santa Cruz is an amazing place for outdoor lifestyle, but I struggled to meet like-minded professionals like myself.
There were a lot of pit stops along the way, but when it comes down to it, the idea of work and play in beautiful locations sprang from a simple and somewhat selfish place.
I was traveling a lot during those years, living out of suitcases and conference hotel chains. My career was taking off, and I lived in a beautiful place, but I couldn’t shake the feeling of professional isolation both on the road and in my adopted home.
After visiting a handful of their locations, we can safely say they’re providing a pretty rad place to work, surf, and travel.
I would return to Santa Cruz to surf every once in awhile, but I had to stay in uncomfortable motels or Airbnb’s far from the ocean.
It was on one of these surf trips that the idea of Outsite first came to me.
The day I realized I could have it all was when I decided to combine all the elements that had given me such great work/life balance into a co-working hospitality business that would attract a community of like-minded professionals who played as hard as they worked.
Read more here: The Inertia