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Types of coliving: studios, micro-units, coliving, traditional


One fact that most people find surprising about Common: we don’t just offer homes for roommates. Common members can live in one of our many shared homes, or rent a micro-unit, a studio, or a traditional 1- or 2- bedroom. While there are many different types of apartments, here are the ones offered by Common:


The majority of Common’s homes are coliving homes. In a coliving home, members each have their own private bedroom in a fully furnished, well-designed space.

Our coliving homes offer the most amenities, like free laundry, shared supplies, furniture, and are perfect for people looking to build community in the city. Our coliving homes are also designed around a concept called
“nested privacy,” in which each member has their own private space, a space that’s private to their suite, and a space in which the whole building can gather.

So whether you’re excited about meeting new friends from day 1, or just having a comfortable place to crash after a busy day, our coliving homes have you covered.

Now, onto the other types of homes available at Common…


Micro-units are the perfect option for Common members who want to live alone, but save money in comparison to a typical studio. Our micro-units are designed for small space living and come fully furnished. Some include kitchenettes, while other units share a common kitchen, and all members have access to a shared community space. These buildings also include onsite laundry and they’re pet-friendly!

Micro-units are currently only available in our Seattle homes, Common Summit and Common Terry.


Common also offers studios at Common Baltic in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Studios come unfurnished, and rent covers WiFi, utilities, in-unit laundry, and access to Common’s community events and app.


Our traditional units offer members private 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, with all the convenience of living at Common. Like our studios, traditional apartments are currently only available at Common Baltic, with rent covering WiFi, utilities, in-unit laundry, and access to Common’s community events and app.

More about coliving at Common:

How do you move into Common?
How do you apply to live at Common?
What’s included in rent?
How renewing your lease works at Common
How to transfer from one Common home to another
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