• Thomas Marsh

What is Co-living: a complete guide to this urban housing trend

Updated: Feb 9

Imagine a world where you could explore beautiful locations and stay in exciting spaces built for work and play, and your best friends were your neighbours.

With co-living you don’t have to imagine it – a lifestyle to suit a social individual in any environment is here.

So say ‘goodbye’ to looking for flatmates or spare rooms, ‘see ya later’ shared bathrooms and ‘good riddance’ shared contracts and bills, because thanks to co-living, you can live in hassle-free, purpose-built accommodation.

The modern housing concept is built on the concept of openness and collaboration and is a lifestyle centred around sharing amazing spaces and values, all conveniently under one roof in a modern and managed serviced accommodation.

Essentially, it’s all about residents with shared interests, intentions and values coming together to create one exciting community.

Think; games room, lounges, co-working hubs, library, kitchens and bars/cafes whilst having their own space to live in.

SUBTITLE: Why is co-living so popular?

There’s many reasons why co-living is so popular. But perhaps the best thing about it is the fact it can be more economical and affordable than renting your own private space close to the city centre could ever be.

Yes, the price you pay for a purpose built co-living space will vary depending on where you live, but it will be cheaper than traditional private rental options.

That’s because co-living is a direct product of the sharing economy, meaning you get more bang for your buck.

By sharing these communal living spaces with a community of like-minded individuals, you get to enjoy your private home for a fraction of the price.

Co-living also gives you a purpose-built community right outside your front door. According to a a recent study from the Office for National Statistics, research found that 33% and 24% of people aged 16 to 24 and 25 to 34 respectively were ‘always, often or some of the time lonely.

This mix of living alone in your studio, but together provides a sense of belonging, creating the best of both worlds. Privacy and social interaction – the greatest balance of all?

Other benefits of co-living include managed living, community support, group activities & events and learning new skills.

SUBTITLE: Is co-living the future of housing?

Of course, at Shuffle Life, we believe co-living provides the best living environment.

Minimalistic personal space to focus on expansive communal space, fostering exciting experiences and social interaction.

Think games rooms, cinemas, co-working, gym, kitchens, cafe, library and lounges.

Super charge the concept with remote working and you can work hard anywhere to be closer to your hobbies in countryside / seaside towns.

Surfing, hiking, skiing, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, art, swimming, yoga and bat and ball, all happen here.

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