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.


The 6 types of roommates you find on Craigslist

Though some successfully find their roommates on Craigslist, there are, more often than not, horror stories about the process. Be aware. These are 6 types you might find on there…


Celebrating Valentine’s Day with roommates

Who says you have to spend Valentine’s Day with a romantic partner? Roommates are there for you year-round, so make them feel special today.


What living with roommates has taught me

Like everything else, living with roommates has its pros and cons, but at the end of the day, I love it. Here’s what I’ve learned from doing so.


The best (and most crazy delicious) meals for roommates to cook together

Looking to bond and save money with roommates? Cooking is the way to go. Here are our top, delicious meal ideas to cook with roommates.


7 simple habits that improve your roommate relationships overnight

Not everyone has practice living with other people, that’s why we recommend a proactive approach when it comes to sharing space!

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