You’re getting ready to call a source crucial to a story you’re working on. First, you scan the area: The dog is contently sleeping, the neighborhood kids aren’t clustered at the end of your driveway and there’s no sign of your neighbor firing up his lawnmower. Soon you’re engaged in an informative conversation when a truck lumbers up your driveway. Your landscaper arrives, weedwacker in tow, a day early.
While working at home is more frequently a perk than a burden, it does present the occasional, unavoidable interruption. Many independent contractors have found refuge in renting shared work space – public places where you pay for office space by the day, month or longer.