Doors open for San Diegans who work from home

SAN DIEGO - Nearly 100,000 San Diegans who work from home will get a chance to get some work done this week in a unique office setting.

From the TV in the background, to the kitchen within sight, working from home can be quite distracting.

Garrett Mincks is one of those people. He's operating his startup called youbackpacking.com, which helps people plan trips around the world. While his site is all about adventures, he works on it from a stagnant environment -- his bedroom.

"It's so hard working with your refrigerator right there and your bed right there," Mincks said.

On Wednesday, he stepped into 3rdSpace, a co-working space filled with individuals that all do different things, but do them together. The space has a craft coffee bar, a record player, beanbag chairs, and lots of places to spread out and meet people in a laid back vibe.

A full membership at 3rdSpace costs $175 month, but this week, San Diego co-working spaces like 3rdSpace are opening their doors for free in celebration of "Coworking Week."

"As long as you're doing something creative, whether it's a project or a business, that counts for us," said Mike Chew, general manager of 3rdSpace.

Mincks said the atmosphere reminded him of college at San Diego State, but he's mostly happy to get out of his house.

Coworking Week continues through Friday. Click here for a list of areas that are offering free access this week.

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