Co-living is evolving all around the world, meeting the needs of younger generations who aren’t interested in buying a home and who want to live with less. A new report from Secret Agent examines the phenomenon.
Co-living spaces are popping up in major cities all over the world, including London, New York and Tokyo.
The main features of co-living are:
- well designed communal spaces
- communal activities
- the deliberate fostering of community and belonging
- flexibility of tenure
- furnished rooms
- single payment covers bills, and even amenities such as shampoo, coffee, and gym access
Co-living meets the needs of younger generations who are more interested in travelling and experiencing the world than settling down with a home and mortgage.
Co-living is also in line with the growing ‘living with less’ movement.
Good design and planning are essential for co-living dwellings to work. Another downside of co-living is the perception that co-living is an inferior form of accommodation.
However, the Secret Agent report concludes:
Overall co-living will not be for everyone however Secret Agent feels that this is a beneficial addition to the housing market. It will be interesting to see if co-living truly takes off in Australia as it has in the USA and other parts of the world.
Want to read more? Check out the Secret Agent Report HERE