Creating a space for yourself and time to breathe is pretty hard in today’s busy mega cities but, thanks to breather.com, it has become a lot easier (at least in North America). This app is reclaiming areas in cities all over North America, offering rooms to rent from as short as 30 minutes. It is up to you to choose what you do in your 30 minutes (or more). The rooms have idea walls, desk space, yoga mats and cosy sofas. For many of the users, the rooms become their little island of productivity: “I can’t think of a place in the city where I’ve been more productive. It’s an introvert’s paradise” says Andrew, author and customer of breather.com.
This is how it works:
- Download the app
- Find a place near you – currently in New York, Montreal, San Francisco and Ottawa – and book it for 30 minutes, a few hours or an entire day
- Receive Pin to unlock door via phone
- Extend your stay as long as you want to!
The rooms are perfect for locals who need some time for themselves. They are also perfect for travellers – make the most of your layovers!
Once the door shuts behind you, you can enjoy a few hours of peace and calm in one of the world’s bustling urban jungles. Let’s hope this trend makes its way over to Europe soon.