DailyDirt: Rental Space For Anything

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Money can't buy happiness, but they say that you can try to rent it for a while. All sorts of things can be rented these days -- and at fairly reasonable prices, too. There's a pretty big real estate glut, so it looks like a bunch of places are trying to get attention with some interesting "shared space" ideas. Here are just a few rental ideas we've come across recently.
  • Rental kitchens are like incubators for culinary startups. Warning: may contain nuts, though.... [url]
  • A DIY science laboratory in NYC complies with CDC biosafety level 1 regulations. And nothing could possibly go wrong with a biohacker lab located near a major metropolitan area like NYC. [url]
  • CubeSats are available for a few thousand bucks -- and if you can find a spot on a rocket, you're set to go. However, rental space on a rocket isn't exactly easy to come by.... [url]


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      Pixelation, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 5:06pm

      The science lab will obviously spawn Americas first superhero.

       

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      biohackers-R-us, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 5:19pm

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      I just hope the biohacker lab space is designed to implode...

       

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      Eric Crampton (profile), Jan 4th, 2011 @ 5:39pm

      Spreading the fixed costs

      My favourite one of these is a one-day-a-week restaurant in Wellington. They were closed Mondays, 'till the owner met an Ethiopean immigrant who'd always wanted to run a restaurant. Now it's Thai 6 days a week, Ethiopean on Mondays. The only Ethiopean restaurant in New Zealand, best I'm aware.

      It's also fairly common among NZ craft brewers: the bigger guys with the equipment rent out their equipment some of the time to startups.

       

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      Hephaestus (profile), Jan 4th, 2011 @ 9:17pm

      LOL ... My friend has a better bio lab in his garage.

       

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      Hephaestus (profile), Jan 4th, 2011 @ 9:24pm

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      "The science lab will obviously spawn Americas first superhero."

      Algae boy to the rescue!!! With his ability to leap small puddles in a single bound, blind evil doers with his pond scum breath, and create natural gas on demand.

      Thinking back that sounds like an old college roommate of mine.

       

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      Pixelation, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 11:01pm

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      "Thinking back that sounds like an old college roommate of mine."

      Uh huh, we know it was you.

      Algae boy solving Americas dependence on foreign oil.

       

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      chris (profile), Jan 5th, 2011 @ 9:05am

      see also: hackerspaces

      hackerspaces are popping up all over the world, in most major cities. they are a shared space for tools and expertise.

      helping to build one in cincinnati has helped me learn all sorts of things about electronics and the local community.

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Jan 7th, 2011 @ 5:02pm

      Re: see also: hackerspaces

      Hackerspaces sounds awesome. thanks for the link -- I'll have to include it in another DailyDirt someday.

       

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