Basement Writing

This Blog Post was originally published on

I was reading something about “your writing space” recently, but I can’t remember when or where. However, the thought was along: it doesn’t matter where you write as long as you’re not distracted by something.

At first, I was thinking about the VR working space I was writing about recently, but as I was checking on the district heating this week I noticed a room inside the Apartment building I’m living in.

Since the building was built in the 70s, there was the requirement to build an atomic shelter. So we’ve got one in the basement. Although I only entered the “upper” part, where the district heating enters the building. There is an obstructed stairway that leads further down. I’m not sure if I can easily access that room or if it is even filled with garbage.

The upper part alone could be an interesting writing space too. There is a blast door and besides the pumps of the district heating, there is nothing inside making noise. As a side effect, I don’t have a signal down there. Neither on my mobile nor on my Apartments WLAN. So no distractions via Notifications.

Maybe I should just take an hourglass with me and walk down there to unleash my creativity.

Subscribe to Philipp Haidenbauer | Blog

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.