Celebrating a strong, creative, resilient Lunenburg County
NOW, MORE THAN EVER...
BY TINA HENNIGAR
After a small moment of panic followed by the calming reassurance of his wife, Kara, he knew he’d figure it out. As a geologist, Matt felt fairly certain he would be able to do contract work in his field, working from home. Mahone Bay has high speed internet, after all, and Lunenburg County is accessible to the International Airport. These advantages are two of the reasons he wanted to move here for a simpler life, watching his children grow up, working closer to his young family.
Working alone and from home also has its challenges. It was during a conversation with a couple of mates who also worked from home, when together they decided there was a better way. Around that same time, co-working spaces were beginning to emerge, so the three, Matt, Tim Merry and Dave Thomson, all living and working at home in Mahone Bay, decided to follow a similar model. They invited others to join them and quickly outgrew their space.
They moved from a room in the Mahone Bay Centre to Main Street, leasing the whole ground floor of Mader’s Wharf, under the Mug and Anchor Pub. Their members are diverse. Lawyers, editors, animators, creators and writers, if you can work from home, you can probably work out of The Hub. “If you don’t wish to be disturbed the universal sign is to put your headphones on. But often you’ll see people chatting and collaborating and working out a problem,” Matt said. “It’s really great,” Matt said of the atmosphere of the trendy space. “There is space to do things like this here; to solve problems and make an impact. And we’re just downstairs from a pub, so after-work we can have a pint,” he laughed. “Pretty amazing really.”