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5 things you’ll want to know about coliving


In the current age of the housing crisis, where major cities are overpopulated and rents are skyrocketing, coliving offers an affordable and convenient way for anyone to live in major locations like New York and Los Angeles.

Coliving is the entire city living experience that involves your own room, a beautiful, move-in-ready home, and saving both time and money. Here are 5 coliving facts that you’ll want to know:

What is “coliving?”

Coliving is simply the reiteration of people living with roommates in a big city, just with better amenities, more convenience, and fewer headaches. By that I mean, Common homes come fully furnished with high-end furniture, stocked with household essentials, serviced with free laundry and free weekly cleaning, available across all major U.S. cities.

…so it’s like dorms for adults?
Somewhat, but coliving at Common entails more than just a “room rental.” It’s the whole experience: a private room, large shared spaces, incredible amenities, free tickets to free events, and discounts at notable national and local brands.

Unlike dorms, the people you meet through coliving are diverse and often have one thing in common: they value comfort and convenience in a home. There is no one type of person that is right for coliving. We welcome all people to the Common community, from international students and young professionals to digital nomads, couples, and more.

How does coliving compare to other housing options?

Living at Common will save you up to $380 a month. Your rent will cost less than the average traditional studio and Craigslist room in that city, when adding up all the utilities, supplies, WiFi, and monthly costs.

At one all-inclusive rate, you’re covered not only for your fully furnished, private bedroom, but also all the household essentials (toilet paper, olive oil), free weekly cleaning, free laundry (and laundry essentials), utilities, smart TV, and more.

You also won’t have to look for a separate gym membership or movie ticket deals because you’ll find everything inside your Common home: a 24-hour gym, in-home movie theater, rooftop deck, outdoor patio, built-in speakers. You won’t find that on Craigslist…


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What if I’m an introvert?

At Common, you’re always invited but never obliged. Everyone’s a little bit different, make varying lifestyle choices, and have unique personalities — that’s what makes our Common community amazing. We respect members who value alone time. You will always have your own quiet, private bedroom.

Being introverted doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy being around people. It means you like to choose when, how long, and at what event you want to hang out with others, and that’s completely reasonable. When you live with suitemates at Common, it’s easy to hang out and do things you want to, when you want to. There will always be something going on, whether it’s a movie night with your suitemates or a wine tasting event put on by our Member Experience Team, so you can join and be social whenever you want.

What if I don’t get along with my roommates?
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we’ve got Customer Success Managers to help you navigate the relationship. They listen to you 1:1 and address any concerns you may have. We also offer seamless transfers to different homes in the city as well as transfers to homes in different locations, if that’s the housing solution that best suits you.

What are the perks of living at Common?

On top of getting a beautiful coliving space and high-quality amenities, weekends at Common consist of an exciting list of curated activities around the city. Some of our favorite community events from the past have been group CrossFit, wine and paint night, musicals, distillery tours, and ramen making classes. Common members can also organize their own events, like Super Bowl Parties, and get funding for food, drinks, and other party essentials.

Members also receive a wide variety of discounts from national heavy-hitters like Talkspace and Classpass, to local favorites like Bevy in Chicago and Thistle in San Francisco. Categories include Home Services, Shopping, Experiences, Food & Drinks, and Health & Wellness, so you can take advantage of a brand you love.

How do I apply?

It’s easy! All you have to do is fill out a short survey, and one of our team members will reach out with home matches in the locations you’re looking in.

Then you take a tour, either virtually or in-person, with our Leasing Specialist. If you love the home, you can fill out the application right then and there. We run a quick credit and background check, and BOOM. You’ll be moving into your Common home within a week.

Take a tour today. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter for up-to-date information about our homes, members, and cities.

More about coliving:

A brief history of coliving
Top 5 things you’ll want to know about coliving
4 things to expect from coliving
Your biggest questions about coliving, answered
Is coliving right for you?
Explaining coliving, from an architectural design perspective
How does coliving differ from traditional rentals?

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