General Terms and Conditions
The Work Pod
Creative Co Working Space in Byron Bay
This isn’t your everyday Terms of Service
We’re people with a purpose. Please read this thoroughly and keep it. It will answer most of your questions.
THEworkPOD is a private space for members only. The Members are the people, coworkers, groups and community. The Space is the building located at 12 Centennial Circuit - Byron Bay. Memberships can be purchased on our website
We are a gathering of people finding a way to work better together, focusing on participation, helpfulness and friendship.
The members of THE WORK POD share a fundamental desire to live and work flexibly, be social, help one another and welcome everyone into the community. Our Values
How to belong to our community:
BE yearning for interaction. BE willing to introduce yourself, make friends and help. BE ready to participate in impromptu and planned events & projects. BE eager to help everyone feel proud of our space and the people in it. BE prepared for abundance.
Your Responsibilities THE WORK POD's RULES! 😉
THE WORK POD is quite different from your average working environment. We’re not a serviced or fully staffed office, and the following things help us keep our prices accessible. In order to keep things ticking nicely, here are some essentials we ask everyone to be mindful of when using the space.
Participation is an extreme sport: If you break or lose it, you replace it. Bring problems with plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roof, flooding, broken keypads, natural disasters, etc. to Noli's attention. Never give out THE WORK POD keys or codes to anyone. Learn how to reset the Mikrotik router and use this as a first defence against an internet outage. Pay your membership dues within 5 days of receiving your monthly invoice. THE WORK POD will not chase you down. Put it in your calendar. Check in on the iPad or mobile app (future plans for development are) every day that you cowork. This isn’t about micromanaging you; we use the info to determine how many more members can join. Engage in meaningful greetings. Pop in and out of all areas and offices to connect with one another. Equipment and professional liability is your own responsibility (our insurance can’t cover it). Ask your insurance provider for “renter’s insurance.” Cleaning up after yourself, washing your dishes and tidying up is everyone’s responsibility. We work together to maintain a space we feel proud of. Leave the spaces as you found them, or in better shape. (This includes cleaning up after your guests.) THEworkPOD is dog-friendly for polite and well-behaved pups only. See the Canine Membership addendum below. Anyone who behaves in a manner that is destructive to the Space or the Members may be asked to leave. If anyone in our Space makes you feel uncomfortable, bring it to the attention of Noli or another community Cultivator right away. Be responsible and respectful with your internet usage. No bit-torrent, porn or illegal activities. Respect other people’s privacy, confidentiality, safety, property and data. If the law comes looking for you, we will give you up immediately. The last member out of each space is responsible for closing windows, shutting off lights and firmly closing all doors. The only private car parking are the seven spaces in front of the building main entrance. A bike rack id planned to be installed near the rubbish pad. Emergency bike parking (forgot your lock, rack is full) is at the back of the building only. If you can’t use all of your allotted coworking days in a week, those days can be used within your invoice month but do not carry over to the next month.
Your Needs and Rights All THEworkPOD memberships include access to the community and its resources, with only a couple of specific exceptions.
All memberships include:
A productive, enjoyable place to work 8am-6pm Internet, desks, power and coffee. Participation in social and learning events. An incredible community of smart, friendly and helpful coworkers from all over byron bay and beyond. Opportunities to host events of your own, including classes and workshops. The use of our project rooms and gathering spaces, per your level of membership.Exceptions for Virtual Offices, and Pod Office Members Virtual coworkers and Pod Office Members may be assigned a shared mailbox if requested, based on availability. Pod office members have their own “permanent” desk where they can leave their belongings. Pod office members have their own lockable offices.
Addendum A: Canine Membership As a canine member of THEworkPOD, you and your owner agree to the following: Use your indoor voice and your outdoor potty. Be gentle and loving to both humans and other dogs. Allow your owner to brush you at least once a week and bathe you regularly— especially during shedding season. Bring a bed, pillow or blanket to lay on while you cowork. Make every effort to not wander while your owner is coworking. Remind your owner to wash your bed/blanket/pillow once a month. Understand that common areas are off limits to you. (This includes the project room & the kitchen.) Remind your owner to vacuum your office or work space at least once a week, and more often if you are a turbo-shedder. (You know who you are!) Remind your owner to wash off your nose and paw prints from doors/windows once a week.If any dog growls at, nips, bites or lunges at any other dog or human member they will be asked to stay at home. If any member has severe allergies to dogs, canine memberships will be suspended.