the hive southern ri coworking Coworking: What is all the buzz about?

The Hive is collaborative, community-based coworking facility in Southern Rhode Island at the Lafayette Mills complex in North Kingstown. What is coworking? Who uses a coworking space? How much does it cost? These questions and many more are answered throughout this site, but maybe this short video will help lay some of the groundwork.




(North Kingstown, RI) – On March 5th, 2016 members of Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce met for their annual Chamber Choice awards ceremony and dinner at Aqua Blue in Narragansett, RI. Beginning at 6 pm, guests enjoyed a raffle, dinner, cocktails, swag bags, an award show, and even a red carpet.

One of the winners that evening was The Hive RI, located in North Kingstown, who received the Pioneer award. The Hive RI is a collaborative, community-based coworking facility and art gallery in Southern Rhode Island at the Lafayette Mill complex. The Pioneer award is granted to the business that employs new ideas instead of the traditional or expected.

“Peer awards are the best awards!” Said a thankful Tuni Schartner, director and co-founder of The Hive RI. “Thank you for being our peers, Rhode Island Business Community! And thank you so very much to The Hive RI coworkers for bringing their differentiators, unique value propositions, authenticity, and fun every day.”

To learn more about The Hive RI or to become a coworker, contact Tuni at


Whatever you do, do it Here!

The Hive is looking to gather a colony! Our current rates are significantly reduced as we introduce coworking to Southern RI. We’re also offering a free daily pass, please complete this form to receive yours!

Creating a Buzzzz…

If you or someone you know is grinding-it-out at a local coffee shop, or working from home, The Hive offers an positive atmosphere, We have quiet workspaces as well as opportunities to collaborate with other like-minded folks. Accelerate your business, visit us soon. Independents Thrive at The Hive!

Hive Hours

The Hive Hours

Monday 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday 9AM – 5PM
Thursday 9AM – 5PM
Friday By Special Arrangement (Summer only)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Hours of operation are subject to change.


The Hive hosts weekly events and activities. On Thursday’s Lunch & Learns, hear presentations from – and help empower – local small businesses!

Group walks, bike rides or runs through the beautiful, wooded trails of Ryan Park (just steps from The Hive), are great ways to shed the day’s work or discuss new projects and ideas.

Hive Events


The Hive is a shared working environment and as such we have to respect the privacy of other members. A list of what’s acceptable and what isn’t can be seen here. We also provide an anonymous form to submit complaints, so they can be dealt with fairly and quickly.

Acceptable Use

What is Coworking?

Coworking is a shared working environment that typically attracts like-minded individuals who have an interest in community and collaboration.

Coworking Wiki

Our Working Spaces

The Hive has private offices, fixed desks, shared desks, conference room, kitchen, couches, group tables, comfy chairs and other spaces that suit most working styles.

The Space

Event Spotlight

Featured speakers, artist gallery nights, networking events, social and other special events. Speakers will include business leaders, authors, financial experts and others.

Hive Events

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