Family dynamics in France are shifting, prompting the need for alternatives to nuclear-family arrangements. Cue Commune, the co-living dream for single parents that offers shared spaces, social events, and a dedicated app – helping to combat a loneliness epidemic and a lack of affordable housing.
The pandemic shone a light on family units, accelerating conversations about alternative relationship structures and challenging existing norms. But in this climate of embracing the ‘non-nuclear’ family, what can brands and businesses do to support shifting ideals around togetherness?
The pandemic brought the importance of communities to the forefront of many people’s minds, prompting some to reconsider their living arrangements. How are co-living and co-housing projects catering to the desire for togetherness? And why else are people pursuing communal living?
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.
German metropolises have become victims of their own success – with overheating housing markets, congestion, and oversubscribed infrastructure. In light of this, a city in eastern Germany is offering people a free month’s stay to trial living and working in a smaller urban environment.