tech offices sport tiny escapes

Many tech offices are known for their hip hangouts. Rather than sticking to bright and energetic themes, companies are adding calm and escapist areas. We’re seeing small-space benefits play out in meeting rooms, dining areas and other work spaces.

Let’s examine evidence from Twitter, Quixey, PayPal and Google offices.

Authentic West from Twitter

TWITTER - Here's a 100-year-old Montana homestead, one of two reclaimed for Twitter's headquarters. (marinij.com)

TWITTER – Here’s a 100-year-old Montana homestead, one of two reclaimed for Twitter’s headquarters. (marinij.com)

TWITTER - This log dining area comes directly from a Montana cabin, forever protected from the elements. (Inhabitat)

TWITTER – This log dining area comes directly from a Montana cabin, forever protected from the elements. (Inhabitat)

Ersatz West from Quixey

QUIXEY - In a saloon meeting room, featuring an 1880s piano, staffers transport to the Wild West. (SV Business Journal)

QUIXEY – In a saloon meeting room, featuring an 1880s piano, staffers transport to the Wild West. (SV Business Journal)

QUIXEY - The Ski Lodge meeting room delivers mountain charm, especially with that hunting prize. (SV Business Journal)

QUIXEY – The Ski Lodge meeting room brings mountain charm, especially with that hunting prize. (SV Business Journal)

Outside from PayPal

PAYPAL - In Chicago, a tree house is ready to host Braintree collaborations or independent work. (Business Insider)

PAYPAL – In Chicago, a tree house is ready to host Braintree collaborations or independent work. (Business Insider)

PAYPAL - Three Braintree employees are working comfortably in hammocks, rather than sitting at desks. (Braintree)

PAYPAL – Three Braintree employees are working comfortably in hammocks, rather than sitting at desks. (Braintree)

Inside/Outside from Google

GOOGLE - In the NYC office, Google's tiny apartment interior delivers a non-Googley meeting environment. (PC Mag)

GOOGLE – In the NYC office, Google’s tiny apartment interior delivers a non-Googley meeting environment. (PC Mag)

GOOGLE - There's a furnished tiny house trailer parked in the Amsterdam office. We love this escape! (Office Snapshots)

GOOGLE – There’s a furnished tiny house trailer parked in the Amsterdam office. We love this escape! (Office Snapshots)

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