Glasgow | Scotland

    When I grow up I want to be a...

    Glasgow | Scotland

    When I grow up I want to be a...
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    Glasgow | Scotland

    When I grow up I want to be a...

    Glasgow | Scotland

    When I grow up I want to be a...

Do Your Thing In a Place You Love

Toad’s Caravan is a shared creative studio space in the south side of Glasgow. We are combining both digital and analogue skills to bring you a hybrid space, where you can create just about anything.

Finding a productive place to work can be a real pain for freelancers. Coffee shops or your kitchen work for some things, but when it comes to hitting deadlines and impressing your clients, you need that little bit more. Drop us an email to chat about working here!

Digital & Analogue

Joanna Süsskind

Founder & MD

Ben Whitney

Maker Space Manager

Joanna has run Toad’s Caravan in Glasgow for almost 7 years. The company started up as a home to freelancers back in 2010. For 5 happy years, TC was host to 50+ freelancers who have all gone on to do great things. TC also operates as a creative agency – speak to Jo for all things animation, direction and design.

Malawi born Ben has always loved creating things. He has 3 years experience as a carpenter and timber framer and many, many more as an artist and sculptor. Ben is renovating the new premises and will be running workshops on carpentry, SketchUp & other useful skills each week.

Do you wanna work here?

or check out our membership options

Coworker Alumni Spotlight

I have many fond memories of working from Toad’s Caravan. I produced a lot of my best work because I was surrounded by so many other creatives. I’ve made both friends and work connections from Toad’s, and I’m still in contact with many of them today.

Ashley Baxter
2016 Digital Insurance Awards Winner


What are we doing differently?

Back when we launched in 2010, my spell checker didn’t recognise the word “coworking”! Since then we’ve worked out of amazing spaces across the globe in places like London, New York and Gaborone. Networking & collaboration are so important in this business, but we know how hard it can be to keep up with it when you’re busy with multiple projects, or out searching for new work. Or perhaps you just don’t like networking…

At Toad’s Caravan, our members are surrounded by like-minded professionals every day. Our space is home to many different skills, with enough variation that you can learn from each other and collaborate.

We are developing a worldwide exchange network which TC members will be encouraged to access. More information on this to follow later in the year.

A Green Studio

Surrounding yourself with plants increases your productivity – true story! Our studio green friends help to filter the air so that you guys are happier and healthier. You get all of this without the maintenance – because Ben loves plants. No, I mean he really loves plants.

Cool Facilities

There is more to us than meets the eye. Our basement boasts a state of the art edit suite and sound recording booth, a craft and maker space (including some really cool tools and possibly a printing press), a space for gigs, workshops & talks, and a back garden.

Really, really fast internet

No more waiting around for things to send. You can use Snapchat, watch a movie, FaceTime your mum and send entire photo albums to your cousins in Australia, all at once. Download speeds are around 80MBPS. It’s pretty impressive.


Ok I didn’t believe it either…until I moved here. The south side is happening! We are LOVING our new spot and can’t rave enough about the parks, the cafes, free parking… We really are inspired by all the new local businesses. Come and see!

Your Team

Working at TC means you have a team – right away. In our experience people working from the same space are extremely generous and helpful. Scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.

TC Alumni

Workshops & Events

Our workshop schedule is filling up for 2018. We will be host to many exciting events in the coming months including life modelling workshops, sewing classes, sign-painting workshops, SketchUp tutorials and small gigs.

Memberships for everyone

Whether you’re looking for a full time workspace, occasional days on the laptop, access to our maker space or are just visiting Glasgow and want to meet new people, or get some peace, we have you covered.


Dedicated Desk

250 Per Month, GBP

  • Dedicated full time desk
  • Unlimited Broadband usage
  • Access to full suite inc maker & workshop space
  • Become part of the TC creative network
  • Receptionist service on request with tea, coffee & meeting space


Drop-In Membership

100 reg fee then 15 GBP per visit 

  • Registration makes you a member for 1 year!
  • Unlimited usage of available space
  • Become part of the TC network
  • Access to event space & maker space
  • Free tea, coffee & bright meeting spaces up front


Visiting Guests

25 Per Visit, GBP

  • Unlimited Broadband Usage
  • Access to any available space inc maker & workshop space
  • Join the TC network
  • Tea, coffee & bright meeting space

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a desk?

As of the 19th March 2018, we will be open for business. If you’re looking to work here, in any capacity, drop us an email and we’ll send you the booking information. It’s simplest if this is all done online in advance, but you can also drop in to the studio, pay on the spot and start working right away if you like.

How do I pay?

We can take card payments onsite or you can pay online via our booking system, which is our preferred method. The system will be up and running as of 19th March 2019. If you have a booking you want to discuss sooner, please get in touch.

Are there any discounts?

If you and a friend or coworker are looking for a work space over a longer term, get in touch and we’ll see what we can make available.

If you work here and you refer someone we’ve not already spoken to about permanent desk space, we will give you 2 weeks access for free.

What are the terms?

For full time members with a dedicated desk space, we ask for 1 full month’s rental notice period/payment period from residents. If we have someone else lined up, or in the waiting list, we can chat to you and work something out.

For drop-in members, your 100 pound registration is valid for 1 year and you will pay 15 for every visit. All members have access to all available areas including the basement maker space.

Who will be working here?

Creators, makers, designers, writers, producers… If you work for yourself and require a nice space, with a fast internet connection, tea, coffee, chat and community, TC could be for you. Our basement will offer a workshop and event space. This will also be available via the booking system later in the summer.

745 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AA

E: joanna@toadscaravan.com | ben@ben-whitney.com
TC: 0141 423 8699

We are open from 9.30am — 5.30pm on weekdays and on weekends/evenings for events in the basement.