6 – How awesome would it be to build a WeWork, but bottom-up – with Christoph Fahle and One Coworking

A very special coworking

28-12-2022 • 29 mins

During this interview, we talk about:

• Christoph, his former space, betahaus, and new project, One Coworking

• how someone thinks about starting in 2009 what will be later called ‘a coworking space’

• the yearning for freedom and community that brings spaces together

0:00 – Hello

1:07 – betahaus started in 2009, it wasn’t even called coworking

04:20 – We were spoiled a lot and only needed the money from the grand-mother to start

6:26 – We went through bankruptcy a year ago because of COVID

8:09 – It’s now a European story

10:30 – A network of coworking spaces, as a side project

13:45 – The future of work looks a lot like coworking

16:18 – This is kind of a secret, we want to work more with the spaces

17:35 – We’ll have a big announcement beginning of next year

18:30 – And it’s again different from all those virtual spaces popping up

19:33 – This is our journey towards an ecosystem for coworking

22:21 – Building betahaus was beautiful, but also exhausting

24:37 – A coworking space for pensioners?

26:30 – Coworking is a trend much bigger than the COVID crisis

28:20 – Thank you and goodbye


Christoph Fahle

Christoph co-founded betahaus, one of Europe’s earliest coworking space networks. As a CEO, he guided their strategy and expansion.

He is now working on One Coworking -- a journey to make global workspace infrastructures and communities more accessible.

Check One Coworking platform here:


Fanny Marcoux

I’m your host and passionate about coworking, remote working, digital nomading, and digital marketing. Many -ing in there.

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