Coliving: A New Concept That Combines Coworking And Colocation

Always with the aim of saving money by reducing costs, we can say that today, the collaborative economy is more and more in vogue all over the world. Remember, coworking arrived straight from the United States about fifteen years ago. Today there are around 15,000 coworking spaces in the world. Initially, the idea, through the development of these spaces, was to bring together know-how and equipment in the same place to reduce costs. Today it is above all a matter of facilitating the meeting between professionals in order to help them create a professional network and a collaborative community.

What Is Coliving?

We are seeing the emergence of coliving residences, a concept of shared housing delivering a global all-inclusive accommodation service operated by specialized operators. It takes advantage of the large shared spaces of traditional colocation and private spaces of the classic residential accommodation (bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette), by adding hotel services (cleaning, gym, laundry) and spaces that can be opened to the neighborhood (rooftop, restaurant, café, coworking). residences mainly target workers in transition who are looking for flexibility and services.

There are coliving spaces of all sizes, ranging from a 100m² house to a 6000m² student residence, offering more or less different services depending on their operating approach.

There are co-living spaces based on a “student” model offering small rooms in large buildings with shared spaces (bar, restaurant, games room) near the university areas. Other spaces are based on a “family” model offering groupings of apartments around shared spaces with services adapted to families (crèche, childcare service). There are also operators specializing in coliving spaces who started with small spaces and who are now gaining notoriety and can afford to invest in larger spaces. Finally, many subsidiaries of large real estate or hotel groups have emerged,

This kind of hybrid space is developing in particular in large cities such as London, New York or Los Angeles where the price of real estate is very high.

Spaces Focused On The Development Of A Collaborative Community

We will look more specifically through this article on coliving spaces offering coworking spaces. As we have seen previously, coliving spaces are spaces that bring together private and common spaces in one place. There are bedrooms or apartments with bathrooms as well as spaces for working, cooking or relaxing together. Coliving therefore offers a real advantage since it brings together in one place: living, working and leisure space. These new spaces also make it possible to completely eliminate the travel time between home and work: a significant advantage when you live in a large metropolis and most of the transport routes are often overloaded.

Unlike most coworking spaces which only offer flexible office solutions, co-living spaces offer many events, allowing residents to break their work routine, take breaks or relax during and after their stay. working day.

Thus, as a resident of these spaces, you will have the choice between many activities, you can among other things take part in cooking lessons with the other occupants, in sports lessons or even in afterworks.

It is also possible to benefit from domestic services such as concierge services, housekeeping or meal delivery. This is what makes these spaces so attractive for students or young workers since they allow roommates to achieve an average monthly saving of around € 155 on their housing budget while having access to many services. For a standard residential service provision identical to that offered in coliving (cleaning, coworking, gym, etc.), it would be necessary to spend around 10 to 12% on top of the basic rent.