Co-living is a current type of living that is built on the idea of shared living environment with a strong community of like-minded individuals. It provides the co-living community with various communal areas to come together for activities such as cooking, working out, and discussion. This shared living environment opens up shared working spaces and the opportunity to connect, collaborate, create, and celebrate together.
Years ago there was conventional wisdom that warned against “stranger danger” by not getting into a car with a stranger. Now with new innovated companies like Grab and WeWork that encourage sharing of personal space, have transformed social norms, living with strangers is a notion that’s started to becoming popular too. Of course, co-living isn’t new to Singapore, nor is it an entirely new concept.
Dubbed as flexible, affordable and convenient, makes it more enticing to millennials’ and expatriates or, in most instances millennial expatriates to take the the co-living route and rent a room in a shared apartment or a studio apartment in a co-living building.
Co-living offers a better way of living, a more sustainable way of living, it combines the sense of community, sustainability, and collaborative economies. Co-living offers a never-ending amount of possibilities and is the new future for living. It is for those seeking places that are better-maintained, better-structured and more conveniently located than student houses. It is for modern entrepreneurs and companies who are looking for flexible housing and a productive environment for their teams.
Co-living makes life easier, instead of looking for flat mates and having to deal with shared contracts and bills, one can simply rent a space that suits them in one of these developments. Most co-living establishments are fully furnished and offer an all-inclusive rental, which means no need to search for unnecessary furniture or worry about utility bills.