This idea started recently on oohsam's bike build thread when some of us were lamenting on the lack of space we have to work on bikes. I have moved from over 40m2 to 6m2 in workshop space, and now have no room for bike projects. If I could afford to rent a small workshop in inner Melbourne somewhere I would - but it would make sense to share the costs. Other things like minded bike tinkerers might like to share include: 1/. Tools. I am not a tool princess, if someone wants to borrow one of my tools then go for it. But - if a group of people shared a space then we would probably have tool lockers for security. Some of us might also chip in to buy a particular tool that we could not afford individually but would like to use (like a sand/soda blaster). 2/. Experience. What a better way to learn than around fellow bike nuts! With each of us knowing a bit about something, together we would know a lot about bugger all! 3/. Space. Even if you have a project bike taking up space at home that needs to be racked out of the way and kept dry, or if you have a ride that you like to use once in a while but you need to store it somewhere other than your apartment, if we had enough space we could lease bike storage space as well as provide communal workshop space. 4/. Chill out time together. Look - without getting all 'mens shed' on the idea, providing guys with similar interests opportunities to connect and share is healthy. We might even get some money from the government towards creating a mens space. 5/.Costs. Ultimately we share the cost of having a workshop by sharing one. If there are small factories going for $10,000 a year, we would only need 10 of us to commit to the lease and we could cover it. So - anyone else in Melbourne interested?