Bookings open to telework from a museum, a lakeside, or the Berlin TV tower

By María Alonso

Berlin, Jun 27 (EFE).- A German company is putting up for rent telework spaces inside the German Spy Museum, at the shore of a lake or atop the 368-meter high Berlin TV Tower, offering atypical locations for remote work in the German capital.

“Most of the spaces are just regular offices, as every company can just post in there, but of course we have other special locations,” says Karsten Kossatz, founder of the Independesk application, which is built on a similar concept to car sharing, but with office desks.

“You can take a seat in the Spy Museum here in Berlin, or you could even go to the Müggelsee, which is a lake, and there’s a beach that also offers an independesk.”

Any company with available working spaces can post an offer on the platform to rent the place, which can be very attractive for people looking to work remotely but not at home, he says.

The director of the app, which was created during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the price usually ranges between one and five euros per hour, although the most unusual offers can have a higher price and extra services.

Teleworking inside the Spy Museum is charged at roughly four euros an hour, while the lakeside of the Müggelsee costs about nine euros.

One hour at the Fernsehturm is almost 40 euros, although it offers additional amenities such as cereal and fruit for breakfast, coffee, water, and a wifi connection.

The Independesk user base is very diverse, says Kossatz, from parents who use it when their children are at the kindergarten, to companies willing to rent a space for their employees and offer an alternative to home working.

The Fernsehturm, also known as the Berlin TV tower, is the highest building in the German capital city.

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