Coliving is housing 2.0! A modern and improved form of shared accommodation with a real caring community and a team spirit. This concept of shared housing is now a real phenomenon of the day.

Coliving: definition.

Born in the United States in the 2000s, it is increasingly present in France, attracting communities. Coliving is generally organized around common spaces open to all and individual spaces: rooms, studios or apartments, as well as access to many services. Coliving is therefore perfectly in line with this era of sharing, allowing people to live in larger apartments in large metropolises at a lower cost. At Colonies, we have coliving spaces in Paris, Marseille, Lille and Berlin for the moment.

Coliving: the common spaces.

Coliving apartments often offer great common spaces, which would not be found in a classic coliving apartment. Among the most common are: a large living room, a gym, a screening room, a library, a coworking space, a terrace, a garden or a SPA. Not bad, eh?

Coliving: private spaces.

Coliving accommodation often offers rooms, studios or apartments with double beds, wardrobes, and private or shared bathrooms. The point is that you have your own private space while enjoying the common areas to your heart's content. At Colonies, we offer rooms and studios of various sizes. All our rooms have a double bed with storage, a wardrobe, an armchair and a table. Some of our rooms have access to a hotel block or a kitchenette. Our most standard rooms have a shared bathroom with another tenant. Some have a private bathroom but shared toilets. Our most premium rooms and studios have a private bathroom and toilet. It's up to you to decide which formula suits you best! All our rooms are lockable. The security of your belongings is very important to us and we do everything possible to make you feel at ease with us.

Coliving: the services.

In addition, there is a wide range of shared services: wifi, housekeeping, guarded parking, Netflix or OCS subscriptions, sports classes, saunas, self-service electric scooters... Sometimes, a concierge is even present to manage the reception of deliveries or to bring and pick up clothes from the dry cleaner. The decoration and service codes are inspired by those of the hotel industry. This real estate model is quite original, especially because of the different events it offers to its tenants. Indeed, some events are sometimes organized by coliving providers for their tenants: theme parties, cooking classes etc. In our case, we took advantage of the confinement to organize video cooking classes for our residents, they loved it!

Coliving: for whom?

Coliving is mainly aimed at young working people and students who want to open up, meet people and share common spaces and services. This generation of Millennials is already conquered by sharing in all its forms: colocation, coworking or carpooling.

Coliving can also be of interest to people in transition in their lives, recently divorced men and women, working people on a mission for a few months or in a transition phase of their professional life or young seniors. All of them are likely to be looking for a solution to benefit from a turnkey rental accommodation, while having the opportunity to make new connections.

At Colonies, you will meet many profiles from all types of backgrounds! You are a student, a young worker, a professional in mobility, a freelancer, an expat, an entrepreneur, a startup creator? Our current tenants are on average 30 years old and come from all over the world. The concept of coliving is for everyone, as long as you don't mind sharing! We make sure that our roommates share common interests such as sports, while benefiting from amenities offering a new comfort. Do you want to live an adventure with other tenants and end the loneliness of a small apartment? Join the Colonies project!

You are probably wondering if couples are accepted at Colonies? Well, yes! And we know that it can be complicated to live together as a couple! That's why we have thought of everything for you! We offer studios specially designed for 2 people. You'll have your own private space and access to some great shared spaces. Are children also accepted? You must be at least 18 years old to live in one of our residences. Why is this? We like to have tenants with common interests and it is important to us that there is not too much of an age difference between them. Would you like to bring your pet with you? Unfortunately, our animal friends are not allowed in our residences. Coliving is a perfect mix between the privacy and flexibility of hotels and the dynamism of student residences. It is a new way of living that offers the best compromise between the conviviality of a shared apartment and the privacy of a private studio.