In search for a better environment for creativity, ungleich arrived at a small village in Glarus. First we were driven by the cheap real estate price, then we were genuinely surprised by the beauty of its nature. People were incredibly friendly as well. Working just became so relaxed and enjoyable in such a beautiful surrounding..How come we are the only ones here?! We can't be enjoying this alone, we need to let others know about this great place. That's how it all started...
We didn't see this coming, but we really fell in love with Glarus. The lakes, the mountains, the mist, the (amazing) snow, the fresh air, the stream, the people, the stars...how could we not? And before long, we found an 100 something years old house, formerly a family home, but long time unused, next to a river in Schwanden. Full of old furniture, the house and the neighborhood was stepping in a time machine. There, we found our first coworking space in Glarus.
What comes with a very old house? Lots of charm, yes. Great history, yes. A contract stating that we can park our goats in the storage room, yes. And, yes, tons of things to be fixed. We couldn't afford much of renovation-we are a young start up rich with creativity but not much money (yet)-that is why we decided to ask for help. To our surprise, generous people found hope and inspiration from our project. We got much supports from people we know and we don't know. People wrote to us, called us, met us. We were on the cover of newspaper. We were on TV. We became the talk of the town.
With the money we raised from our crowdfunding campaign, we started renovating the hourse, ripping floors off and fixing walls, giving a fresh coat of paint on old walls. We hired Samuel, who came to Glarus as a refugee from Eritrea, as our intern to renovate the house and learn computer science. We opened our door for students to live. Our coworking space is growing slowly but meaningfully. Our journey only started!
Here are our proud supporters of project Digital Glarus. Thanks to our supporters, the first cowerking space in Glarus is going to have a new look!
Modern Music School Mary Und Martin Nesnidal
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