Ever thought about co-living? As co-living becomes more popular and accepted as a mainstream form of accommodation, we’re here to debunk some of the myths about co-living. Now, let’s clear up those misconceptions.
Myth: Co-living is for millennials or young adults
While co-living does tend attract younger adults, it’s not limited to this demographic. Just about anybody can try co-living. There’s no rule that says co-living is only for the young. People of all ages can live in a shared space. As long as you have the means to pay the rent and are looking for a sense of community, why not?
Myth: Co-living is expensive
While some may think co-living is expensive, it can actually be an affordable option for renters. Compared to a studio apartment or even a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment, co-living is so much more affordable from a cost point of view. You are only paying rent for a single room, while getting utilities, wifi, housekeeping and regular maintenance thrown in. The room is also fully furnished. At the same time, you still get to use the common spaces of the unit like the kitchen or dining room and can also use the amenities in the condo such as the swimming pool or gym. Therefore, co-living can be considered a sweet deal compared to leasing an entire unit.
Myth: Co-living means you have to sacrifice your privacy
While co-living is built on community living and shared experiences, that does not mean compromising your privacy. Co-living involves sharing communal living spaces such as the kitchen and dining room with others in the same unit, but your bedroom is still your own personal private sanctuary, which you can retreat to.
Myth: Co-living is similar to a hostel or dorm
Co-living is not the same as hostels or dorms. Unlike the no-frills approach of dorms, co-living spaces are comfortable and beautifully furnished. With higher standards, co-living provides all the creature comforts of a typical home. In a dorm, you’re sharing the space with students. With co-living, you get the opportunity to mingle with professionals from different fields.
All in all, co-living can be a flexible housing arrangement that offers a sense of community while respecting your privacy. Want to give it a try? Explore some co-living spaces now.