With coliving, you no longer live in shared accommodation just for financial or comfort reasons, even if that is the main reason. The trend comes from major American cities like New York or San Francisco. They have the dual characteristic of having astronomical rents and of gathering a large population of Millennials, these are young workers who grew up with the internet and social networks.
Beyond colocation, coliving presents itself as a true philosophy of life: you choose your co-tenants by affinity. Roommates at Villa Embassy in San Francisco, for example, interview each applicant for one of the villa’s 15 rooms. The candidate has no chance if no affinity is created, or if he does not seem motivated enough.
Coliving dusted and brought community life up to date. The Villa Embassy movement seeks to expand and conduct sociological experiences in community life.
If living with others by sharing rent and space is increasingly attractive, not everyone is ready to live in a community on the model of the Embassy, which property developers have understood, with an alternative offer.
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The trend is also taking off in many countries. Imagine a building where the apartments are between 20 and 30m 2 but are all equipped with a bathroom and a kitchenette. On each floor – and this is where the originality resides – the tenants have vast shared spaces: large kitchen, living room, library, when not swimming pool and gym for the most luxurious. Afterwork, fun workshops are also offered to residents who can register via an application.
“Coliving differs from colocation in the classic sense of the term because, here, you don’t share your fridge or household chores. Nor is it a minimalist student residence. In this type of place, each person has a private sphere. At the same time, it is free to freely access the conviviality offered by the multiplicity of shared spaces.