Breather is a new service that lets you find beautiful, practical spaces that you can reserve on the go. Some say its like Airbnb for non-sleeping spaces that help you find peace and quiet, on demand, in busy cities.
Founded by Julien Smith, Breather launched in beta in Montreal in 2013 and recently in Manhattan. The startup has raised $1.5 million in funding to date.
Here’s how Breather describes itself:
“Breather is a network of rooms inside cities that are opened by phone. If you are a member, you can access them at any time for a small fee. This is like Zipcar for rooms. Just like you need short term car usage, lots of people use space in the short term. Right now, the best option when you’re away from your office and home is Starbucks. Breather wants to change that. All the spaces have wifi and all the other essentials for work, but are more like a lounge than an office.”
The rooms even include yoga mats, which we love! Space rental starts at $25 per hour – and current NYC locations include Flatiron, Midtown, Garment District, Penn Station, NoMad and Soho.
The first 100 subscribers of The Fetch can try Breather for free by signing up then receiving an hour free using promo code: THEFETCH
Try it out and let us know what you think!
About our contributor // Kate Kendall is the founder and CEO of The Fetch and CloudPeeps. She regularly blogs about startup life and advises businesses on the role of marketing and community. Follow her on Twitter via @katekendall.
What a wonderful and unique idea! xoxo
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