Co-living is a new model of living that is based on the premise of sharing furnished and specially designed environments to enjoy a private space – and, at the same time, interact and connect with others.
What is Co-living?
There are those who claim that co-working is outdated and that it will be dethroned by co-living. Coliving is housing equipped with every service and comfort, including wi-fi, laundry, parking, etc., where you can work and live. It’s the integration of a living part within a space of (co) working.
What is the difference with co-housing?
Co-housing generically indicates any form of cohabitation between totally unrelated people, which translated means living as roommates. Co-living has a different nuance, in that more than the housing itself, members share services (usually provided by a third party such as an agency).
What are the advantages then?
How much does a monthly rent in London, Rome, Praga, or Madrid cost? In the last five years, prices have risen considerably and not only in the capital cities; Coliving optimizes real estate expenses by unifying the cost of workspace and living space.
Creative environment and sense of community
Beyond the price, it’s the human side that makes the difference; coliving is very appealing for those who want to live in an environment in continuous creative ferment, even outside standard working hours.
There is, in fact, an ever-increasing desire to create a solid community, made up of talents in constant search of partners who travel on the same wavelength.
Coliving is a physical social network
The most interesting side of coworking is the strength of the community that each member create and reinforce. People choose each other not only as co-workers but also as “family”. As a matter of fact, what makes the difference is the full sharing of an entire value system; a similar vision of the world that brings together a number of people to live under the same roof.
It is estimated that coworking will soon turn into coliving as it offers the possibility of living in private apartments but in a building shared with work colleagues. What’s more, this not only reduces rental costs, but also increases the rate of active participants in building a solid community, and where the watchword is collaboration. And that’s no accident.
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