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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.


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.


Do you need a new roommate? Major signs that it’s time for a change

No matter what your relationship was like before you moved in together, living with someone else can be trying. When is enough enough?

Apartment Searching

How to find a new roommate during quarantine

Looking for a new roommate during quarantine? We’ve compiled a list of tips for finding quality roommates safely during COVID-19 restrictions.


Common’s 2020 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.


20 questions you should ask a potential roommate

Looking for the perfect roommate can be tough. With these 20 questions, you’ll be equipped to find the perfect roommate.