More than just a place to live, co-living perks include living hassle-free (flexible leases, fully-furnished homes, etc.), leaving a smaller carbon footprint and gaining access to a kindred community. Find out more below.
Centred around the concept of shared spaces and communal experiences, co-living is a product of the modern workers’ demands for alternative living options. As urban nomads become more footloose and telecommuting becomes increasingly common, the desire for flexible and hassle-free living arrangements grows. This is particularly prevalent in thriving gateway cities like Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul.
Furthermore, beyond every worker in the modern economy is a person hoping to connect more deeply with the world at large. Co-living not only offers contemporary furnished settings, but also a community that enhances the living experience.
If you are on the fence about co-living and wondering what to expect from the experience, here’s a list of its greatest benefits.
With co-living, bid adieu to the anxiety and stresses associated with renting that include the awkward utilities conversation with roommates, purchasing bulky furniture, looking for new flatmates or even arguing over a cleaning schedule.
From the get-go, the co-living process is a breeze. Simply, view available homes online, book a viewing (virtual or physical) and if it fits your fancy, move-in within the next couple of weeks. Rent is all-inclusive, this means furniture, Wi-Fi, cleaning, maintenance and utilities are all included in one bill — no hidden charges or fees. Oh, and did we mention that co-living leases cater to your needs and start from just three months?
Are you determined to reduce your carbon footprint and adopt more sustainable ways of living? Then perhaps have a think about what changes you can make to your lifestyle.
Co-living promotes a lifestyle that makes use of shared resources and takes a step towards a more sustainable future by ensuring there is maximum utilisation of resources with minimum wastage. Not to mention, sharing a home built and furnished with consciously sourced materials and eco-friendly appliances is most definitely a greener alternative.
All work and no play makes for a very uninspiring life. If you’re looking to reincorporate some fun, it’s time to take your downtime seriously and co-living spaces can help with that. Through face-to-face or virtual events (handicraft workshops, exercises classes, hiking trips, etc.), co-living creates opportunities for you to step out of your bubble and get to know the people around you.
In a progressively borderless world, there are fewer barriers to learn about other cultures. Co-living creates opportunities to explore beyond what you have always known and have constant peer support.
By literally stepping out of your comfort zone and engaging with the people in your neighbourhood (or even next door), you’ll gain a deeper understanding of various cultures. Pockets of life in each street can offer an intimate glimpse into a country’s culture, so get involved, chat with the locals, find your favourite coffee place, or volunteer at a local charity.
Being efficient is not just about productivity, it's also about working smart. Free up your time with flexible and conducive living arrangements in co-living. With an all-inclusive rent package that saves you from dealing with utilities providers, internet companies, or maintenance works, you’ll have more time and freedom to pursue the things you love.
If you’re aiming to live more and do more, then embrace a fresh start in a brand-new setting by giving co-living at Hmlet a shot!
Be it co-living rooms or entire apartments, search for your future home at Hmlet. We’ll help you find a home of your dreams fuss-free, so you can focus on doing more of what you love. Get started now.