"The Skiff is the 3rd co-coworking space I've worked in and by far it's my favourite. The people are very kind and welcoming."
A home for your work
The Engine Room
They strive to be perfect, professional or plush but fail to reflect the people who work there. When you join The Skiff, you become a Skiffmate and the space becomes your office and your clubhouse.
You can play a part in making it feel like it's a space you can call your own.
If you want to turn a blank wall into an art exhibition you are welcome to do it. If you want to change the layout of the tables please give it a try. Something missing that you think should exist in the space? Make a case for one to be purchased on the group mailing list.
The best and longest-lasting improvements to The Skiff have been collaborations between two or three Skiffmates.
The Skiffmates Mess
It's nicest when there are no laptops or phone calls but we don't enforce that. We usually have a couple of organised gatherings per week in here:
- BYO Lunches.
- Loads of spontaneous activity too.
Help yourself to tea and coffee (just refill the pot if you empty it). Use it as you would your own kitchen.
The Sail Loft
🤫 📵 Say no more.
The Cabin Meeting Room
- Room for up to 10 people
- Ideal for workshops and training sessions
- Large TV screen with AppleTV for presentations
- Podcasting booth for when you need better acoustics
"I had been working from home for about a year and I was scarily close to going crazy. One day I realised I hadn’t spoken to another human being in 48 hours and that’s when I knew I needed to shake things up. After researching a few co-working spaces, I decided The Skiff’s laidback atmosphere and vibrant social scene was exactly what I needed."
When I moved to Brighton for my partner's job, working from home wasn't working for me.
I joined The Skiff because the people are friendly. I hoped it would be a way to start feeling connected to the city, to feel like it was a place I belonged not just a place I slept and went to the shops. The Skiff did all that for me and more.
I remained a member for years because of the motivation of the people that run The Skiff. They do it because they want an inclusive place like The Skiff to exist - it's not about the money.
"I choose The Skiff to work from as the focus is on individual coworkers.
Other spaces make most money from private office space. The office users inevitably end up using co-working space as their coffee shop/meeting space. That makes it hard for us freelancers to get any real work done.
At The Skiff we have a separate social space we can hang out in when we want a break from deep work."
"I was dismayed that I couldn't find any serviced offices or a coworking space in Haywards Heath."
"The Skiff seems unique in offering a more inclusive and collaborative experience."
"The space is dedicated to freelancers, not small businesses, so we don't get crowded out or treated like 2nd-class members as can happen in other Brighton co-working spaces."
"I was working from home, and sometimes upstairs all day in the Jubilee library."
"The folk are friendly techies & creatives, and you can find out what they do at the weekly Show & Tell, which are fund and educational."
"Since day one of joining The Skiff I have always felt like a part of the community. I never once felt like I need to keep myself to myself, so I go there to work from somewhere different. Its inclusivity honestly sparks a sense of freedom that allows creativity and focus that I have been unable to find anywhere else."
"I joined The Skiff after looking at 5 other co-working spaces.
It is in the best location in Brighton. It has the best hours of opening - no 9to5 nonsense. And it has the best value for money.
Best all round!"
“I joined in 2012 just after my eldest son was born. I was a former art student who had turned into a web designer.
It was clear from day one that The Skiff was special. Being around developers and creators in The Skiff gave me the confidence to start learning coding and new technologies. It ultimately came to define my business.
A chance encounter in The Skiff led to making and publishing games.
Would any of that happened without The Skiff? Maybe. But I’m not so sure as the first half of my career developed much slower without the chance encounters, inspiring conversations, tips and tricks that come from working around Skiffmates.”