A Tour of Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s New Office
Hectare One is the hatching ground for the duo's creative projects.
(SPOT.ph) Where can you find a workplace that has a science laboratory, a kitchen-slash-studio, and a co-working space? Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico's office, Hectare One, features all these under one roof.
Hectare One primarily serves as the office for Bolzico's agricultural business, LM10 Group of Companies, and Heussaff's studio for his The Fat Kid Inside cooking videos. "Here, we have everything that we need," says Heussaff, who finds it easier to collaborate with Bolzico now that they have a space where they can gather. The two entrepreneurs work in intersecting fields—Heussaff dabbles in creating food-centric content while Bolzico runs an agriculture business—and with Hectare One as their headquarters, they can brainstorm, plan, and implement ideas right away.
Hectare One has an open and masculine vibe that perfectly fits their personalities. "We're not very loud people. We want [the space] to feel very organic," Heussaff shares. This description matches the openness of the layout, the greenery around the office, and the food vlogger's travel photos displayed on one wall, among others. Culture-wise, they don't have a clock-in/clock-out schedule or fixed working hours; they can drop by and work anytime they want.
But beyond the look and feel of their space, Bolzico hopes that the conducive working environment of Hectare One can help change people's "old-school type" notions about agriculture. "There are cool things to do and that [sic] agriculture is much more than what people think," says Bolzico. Eventually, he hopes that more people will find agriculture cool and fun.
You can say that it's been cool and fun for both Heussaff and Bolzico, especially with all the companies under Hectare One expanding sooner than they thought. "It's a cool space, and I think it's about to get cooler," Heussaff says.