Motherboard brings to attention PodShare, a "coworking space with beds" which turn into desks during the day. The locations are near public transportation and cost between $35 to $50 per night. But no sex in your pods, please. The above photo is from PodShare's Facebook page.
“We’re creating a social network with a physical address,” said Beck. “Our open-floor model offers the highest rate of collisions for social travelers. We do not identify with hostels—we are a co-living space or a live-work community.”
PodShare locations are right by public transportation and most of their travelers don’t have cars. Still, there are three kinds of folks who check in: travelers, those apartment hunting in LA and temp workers.
The co-ed locations are unlike Japanese capsule hotels, which are only for men. Here, there is almost an equal visit from men and women (59 percent men to 41 percent women). Beck and her team aim to end world loneliness with a global network of PodShares, which will allow more co-living.
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