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Living with roommates is one part art, one part science - and here on the Common blog, we can help you achieve that alchemy. Check back often for the latest stories on roommate living. Common is all about coliving, so we think you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

After all, being a Common member means getting the best parts of coliving (think lower rents and beautiful spaces) with none of the hassle. And that means ensuring the space is welcoming, warm, and friction-free for everybody. Whether you’re decorating your new home, searching for tasty dinner concepts, drawing up a chore chart, or just looking for fun things to do together, you’ve come to the right place.


Common’s 2021 Guide to Living With Roommates

Welcome to the one-stop hub for roommates. Find everything you need to know about getting a roommate, living with roommates, and handling conflict.

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The best apps for finding roommates

Looking for a potential roommate or a new place to call home? Read our guide for finding the best roommates through recommended apps.


6 socially distant roommate activities you can do in New York this fall

Roommate bonding just got a lot more fun.


The Ultimate Social Distancing Guide for Roommates

How to thrive and work on enjoying this temporary period of social distancing while living with roommates.


Roommate Agreement Template

We’ve all heard some roommate horror stories. To prevent you from falling victim to similar situations, here is a simple roommate contract.


Tips for finding a roommate

Don’t make finding a roommate be a last-minute decision. Who you live with is just as important as where you live.