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The Living Room Coworking in Malaga 

About Coworking Malaga

The capital of Costa del Sol is becoming the main attraction for Digital Nomads and ex-pats beyond just a traveling destination. As a result, coworking spaces are thriving as places for networking, meeting people, and building connections. El Centro de málaga is becoming a powerful place for startups.

In Malaga, you can have the option to enjoy the beach ¨La Playa¨ and the business center ¨centro de negocios¨. The nice weather is essential for the working Malaga spirit. And the large space or Espacio de coworking is something that all startups can enjoy here.

This article will introduce you to The Living Room Coworking, one of the most renowned and recognized international coworking spaces where you’ll feel at home surrounded by more than a community, we would define it as a family.  We wanted to know more about the working of basic functionalities in Malaga and virtual offices or ¨Oficinas virtuales¨ as they call it.

After a few sandy beach volleyball sessions, we sat down for a cup of tea with Austrian Co-founder Ben Kolp in the actual living room of the space, since we wanted to know more about the company and dive deeper into it.  

Tell us about TLR and its mission, what motivated you and your partner to start the project?

If you expect an entrepreneurial answer filled with ambitions to set up a successful business backed up by a well-thought-through business plan, I have to disappoint you. It all started with me leaving my corporate job at Oracle. I decided to become a freelance consultant but didn’t realize that working from home sucks until I had to do it myself. 

Via a former Oracle colleague, I found out about Plytix, a startup, which set up shop in Málaga but had some idlying desk space in their office in the Soho area of Málaga. Little did I know that this very same space would turn into my life’s mission.

What’s the story behind the partnership, how did you meet each other?

At the shared Plytix office, I met the company founders Morten, Stian, and Alex. After a tour with Stian, who would become my business partner a few months later, toured me through the space and I decided to sign up. A few months after I established my own routine of coming into work every day and really enjoying sharing a space, Plytix was fortunate enough to raise significant funds from Danish investors. 

They told us that they’d close the space and move somewhere else. On their own. I didn’t like that idea at all. After a meeting with the Plytix crowd, Stian and I decided to co-found The Living Room Coworking as a company on its own and maintain the space, which turned out to be a much better idea than it initially looked like.

What’s the size of your community in Coworking Malaga?

Right now we host 118 freelancers, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads at TLR.

What makes TLR a family?

We don’t just onboard people for the sake of renting out another desk. We truly want to get to know you. During the first tour, usually, followed by a trial day, we love to hear everybody’s story: Where are you from? What do you do? 

How can you help others at TLR? Once we both feel that TLR is a good fit for you and the other way around, we welcome you with open arms.

 We hang up your profile on our TLR family wall, we introduce you in our WhatsApp group, we give you the chance to present yourself on stage at our next Meet The Family event, we introduce you to other relevant members in your field, and many other things to make you feel welcome from day one. In the end, that leads to feeling part of a meaningful community everyone genuinely wants to contribute to. Just like you do with your own family. 

The family of Flamingo Tours and Trips has experienced this family feeling. Certainly, we are very proud to be part of the coworking Malaga and TLR. This interview was very inspiring for our team. Therefore, we decided to create a second article about it. 

 Any startup looking for the option to opt-in for coworking should read it.  

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Quick Tip – We have Free walking tours in Malaga that are organized for startups as well.

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