With living costs and urban loneliness on the up, people are embracing co-living as they shift away from homeownership and toward viewing living as a service. Start-up Venn simplifies things by managing local services and events to drive community-led urban regeneration.
As the housing crisis delays life goals and changing patterns of work exacerbate loneliness, co-living developments are thriving. In London, The Collective is bringing the best parts of a neighbourhood into a single building, offering young urbanites convenience and a sense of community.
Co-living apartments are being pitched as a housing solution for people in search of more affordable urban options. But research by IKEA has found that those interested in co-living mostly want to share with fewer than ten people, saying current co-living options on the market are simply too big.
The nuclear family is steadily losing relevance in America as rising divorce rates drive more older people to live alone and high-priced property prevents Gen Yers from flying the nest. Canvas8 spoke to eight people to understand how different living arrangements impact household dynamics.
Starcity is a housing start-up that is creating one thousand affordable co-living spaces in the city of San Jose. Driven by astronomical price of housing in the city, Starcity instead offers 'vertical living' – or co-living – which is both social and affordable for the area's disparate youth.