About us

Our values are based on a simple idea: putting tenants at the heart of our story...

What has shaped our story

At Colonies, we believe that a home should be more than just walls.
To feel "at home". A place, a feeling that allows us to move forward, to dream and to bring our projects to life. It is a safe and sound refuge. Often a peaceful bubble, it is above all here that we can drop the mask and be ourselves.
A house is simply moments of happiness: a Saturday morning with nothing more on you than socks and a smile, several sleepless nights, great sleepovers, the smell of coffee coming from the kitchen, an autumn Sunday spent on the couch or endless late night discussions. It is an open door to family and friends who drop by unexpectedly. In short, it is where the most beautiful memories remain and where the best days start...

Why the name Colonies?

It's the same for animals, insects, and soon for humans on Mars... and in our homes! At Colonies, the main goal is to imagine spacious living spaces where each tenant has his place and contributes in his own way to improve the experience of living together: To make every day count.

What motivates us in the morning

Creating homes is our passion. Helping people find theirs easily is why we get up in the morning. Building projects that fit their lives is what we want and do every day.

Whether it's a mansion or an apartment, we want to create homes where you feel comfortable, confident and ready to conquer the world. How do we do this? By creating attractive, well-equipped, tastefully decorated living spaces that reduce all the friction points of a typical coliving arrangement. Our approach to coliving is based on 3 pillars: private bubbles that guarantee privacy, generous common areas that offer ambitious amenities and a vibrant community, selected to live well together.

The Team behind the magic

Behind the name and concept of Colonies are men and women of different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. Colonies is a varied expertise but a common ambition. Here, everything is internalized from A to Z to guarantee the best possible living experience.
Finding the perfect match
Our real estate development teams look for the most promising investors and properties that will become the Colonies homes of tomorrow. With a keen eye, they know how to detect the potential of a building, the charm of wood and stone as well as the possible developments of a plot of land. No nugget can resist them!
Photos of the founders of Colonies Alexandre Martin Amaury Courbon and François Roth
All beautiful, all Colonies
Our architects, interior designers and construction project managers are responsible for the use of the homes. They are the ones who will create for you the warm universe, the friendly atmosphere so familiar to Colonies homes as well as the perfect balance between private bubbles and shared spaces with strong added values. Every day, they are full of ideas and ingenuity to offer you the most beautiful rooftop, the best cinema room, the perfectly fitted gym in the basement or the jacuzzi hidden in the corner of the garden.
Just like at home
What would Colonies be without our experience team whose modjo is our core mission: to allow you to live your life to the fullest without worrying about the small stuff! It is composed of our sales managers, in other words the "community builders", those who will listen to you and help you find THE group that matches your personality with surely friendships and even who knows love at the end... And finally, our famous Residence Managers will accompany you daily from the day you arrive to answer your questions and requests. A life partner of sorts who will guide you towards the best way to live (and enjoy) shared accommodation!
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Note from the team

Our Brand embodies that initial spark and all the energy our team is deploying every day to make it happen. It gathers who we are, why we wake up in the morning, and how people should feel about us. Whether they are a tenant living in one of our homes, a partenaire, or a supplier.
“Home” is both deeply intimate and truly universal. Reinventing this complex experience by working on Colonies is the most complete and thrilling challenge we ever take. We hope it will make you as passionate and proud as we are.

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9/5/2021

Podcast "The Combination" - Coliving with Colonies, the cool 2.0 coloc

It's nice to live with a roommate, but from time to time you want to be alone at home. This is exactly what Colonies, Alexandre Martin's startup, offers. Having a place of your own (...)

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5/5/2021

Bordeaux: a "coliving" residence opens next to the public garden

The start-up Colonies is inaugurating its first coliving residence in Bordeaux. It is located a few steps from the public garden (...)

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30/4/2021

Coliving: the rise of the "all inclusive" colocation

In recent years, in response to the need for flexibility among young workers, several start-ups have focused on coliving, a lifestyle halfway between a shared apartment and a (...)

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28/4/2021

Colonies opens the doors of its first coliving residence in Bordeaux

The coliving operator Colonies has announced the opening of its first house in Bordeaux, named Rosa in homage to Rosa Bonheur, a 19th century painter born in (...)

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20/4/2021

Start-ups resist the crisis

They have adapted, changed their offer by relying on their responsiveness and the flexibility of their model. Some start-ups have even seen their services hit the bull's eye during the crisis (...)

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4/4/2021

Create your startup with friends... and stay that way

History is full of friendships that have become successful associations, but also of painful rifts that prove that starting a business with a friend, a family member or a (...)

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31/3/2021

Colony of Colivers

Interview with Amaury Courbon p. 15: "Colonies is a start-up that offers many coliving spaces. After a student coliving with two friends, Amaury Courbon decided to start this adventure. The three friends went to New-York to see what was being done there in terms of (...)"

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30/3/2021

How does coliving stand up to the crisis?

It's already been more than a year since Covid-19 became part of our daily lives. A year of confinement and repeated curfews that have forced the French to stay at home, sometimes even in coliving spaces (...)

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29/3/2021

François Roth: "Coliving is ideal for going through a life change"

François Roth, co-founder of Colonies, is the guest of the Talk Décideurs du Figaro.

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25/3/2021

#StartupPortrait of Alexandre Martin

Discover the #StartupPortrait of Alexandre Martin, co-founder of the startup Colonies on the blog of journalist Stéphane Bourguignon.

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15/2/2021

In'li opens two new coliving residences with Colonies

In'li, the subsidiary of the Action Logement group, dedicated to intermediate housing, has just launched a coliving project via a partnership with Colonies (...)

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6/2/2021

Coliving: the joys of shared living

Do you know coliving? It is a concept where citizens who did not know each other decided to share common spaces. This for financial reasons as well as philosophical ones. Our report. (...)

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3/2/2021

Their coliving residences dust off the housing market

Young professionals are somewhat forgotten in the housing market. Not rich enough to find quality housing at affordable prices. Too well off to (...)

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3/2/2021

From a student colocation project to a $40M fundraiser

GrowthMakers Podcast #140: Alexandre Martin is co-founder of Colonies, a company that creates attractive, well-equipped, tastefully-designed living spaces that reduce all points of friction (...)

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