What is Coworking?

The idea is simple: that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. Coworking answers the question that so many face when working from home: “Why isn’t this as fun as I thought it would be?” Beyond just creating better places to work, coworking spaces are built around the idea of community-building and sustainability [and] uphold the values set forth by those who developed the concept in the first place: collaboration, community, sustainability, openness, and accessibility. The Coworking Wiki

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We like walk-ins

For security our door is locked until the first member arrives after 9:00 each morning and again at 5:00 each evening. Walk-ins are welcome any any time the door is unlocked.

If you'd like to drop in when you can be sure someone will be in to greet you, please get in touch with us on Twitter or send us an email.

Our location

Located on the third floor of the Chait Galleries building at 218 E. Washington St., across the street from Java House and the Englert Theatre, Busy Coworking is proud to be part of the downtown community. The public transit hub for Iowa City, Coralville and the University of Iowa is just two blocks west at Clinton & Washington and in addition to abundant metered parking three parking ramps are within two blocks, at Linn & Iowa, Linn & Burlington, and Gilbert & Washington.

Busy’s high-ceilinged space is appointed with modern furniture, adorned by art from the Chait collection and filled with light through tall windows that overlook Washington St. Members work at tables that share a single space, not partitioned desks or isolating cubicles. An adjacent room serves as a kitchenette with coffee, snacks, microwave and refrigerator and houses our laser printer/scanner/copier plus members’ storage cubbies.

Membership options

Busy offers several levels of membership plans to accommodate coworkers who want use of the space only on occasion, a few times a week, or every day—well beyond standard “office hours.”

Day Pass 10-Day Punch Monthly Membership Quarterly Membership Reserved Desk
Good for 60 days Quarterly
Price $15 $120 $165 $150/mo. $225/mo.
Fast wireless internet
The Busy Coworking community
Access to kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, coffee, snacks, etc.
Access to printer, scanner, copier
24-hour secured access
Storage cubby
Use of the space for after-hours events
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Reserved desk for your use only
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Contact us

We’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@busycoworking.com or get in touch on Twitter and Facebook!