• New Resources


    We've added this section to make it easier for our members to browse through new resources that didn't appear in the Fourth Edition of Coliving Resources. For the Fifth Edition many of the new resources center around Technology, but you'll also find legal articles from Australia, a few new editions of Coliving Insights, as well as a CoStar report about how coliving plans to recover in a post pandemic world.

  • The co-living market: contexts, expectations and opportunities

    Curiosity Is Keys


    If you're looking for a granular explanation of “what is coliving” followed by a detailed breakdown of the global coliving market and various business models, look no further because this report has you covered.


    The Rise of Co-Living: Designing for Communal Life

    Eric Baldwin


    Design expert Eric Baldwin examines the spatial design of eight different coliving buildings from across the world, complete with stunning pictures and a description of the unique elements of each community.


  • Making Shared Housing Work

    Citizens Housing Planning Council


    Released in June 2019, this report from Citizens Housing Planning Council details shared housing best practices with contributions from a variety of coliving operators in New York City. This report covers the most important aspects of shared living from conflict resolution to bathroom sharing and can serve as a valuable resource for those new to coliving.

  • Co-Tech: Innovating Coliving with Technology

    Coliving Insights


    The fifth version of Coliving Insights focuses on how technology has changed the way we live and how coliving operators can best use technology to improve their business model and living experience for their members.



    Proptech's Next Frontier: Shared Housing

    Atticus LeBlanc


    Atticus LeBlanc, the CEO of coliving company PadSplit, presents a convincing article on why shared living solutions are poised for growth in the coming years and how technology can help facilitate that growth.



    Coliving Apps & Tech Guide

    Conscious Coliving


    Curious about what technology solutions exist to help support coliving operators? This in depth report from Conscious Coliving explores nearly the entire spectrum of technology available to coliving operators from property management systems to technology solutions to support resident and staff wellbeing.


  • Rethinking Real Estate: A Roadmap to Technology's Impact on the World's Largest Asset Class

    Dror Poleg


    Author and city enthusiast Dror Poleg answers many questions in his latest book including: “why are our offices, homes, stores, and warehouses the way they are?” This book is a must read for any coliving operator curious about how technology is currently shaping and will continue to shape the global Real Estate industry in the future.

  • The Case for Coliving PropTech Investment

    Matt Brumback


    Is investing in property technology companies a good idea? This article from Matt Brumback makes the case that the Real Estate industry is in prime position to be disrupted, shared living solutions such as coliving are poised for growth, and thus, investing in technologies to support the coliving movement is a sound strategy.



    How Technology Is Shaping The Future Of The Co-Living Sector

    Ankit Gupta


    This piece from Ankit Gupta provides a high level review of the main ways in which technology can help enable the coliving movement including improved security, a seamless tenant experience (from digital tours to paying rent), and helping to build robust communities.



    Smart coliving: Technology and coliving

    Carlos de la Lama-Noriega


    Another great resource from coliving guru Carlos de la Lama-Noriega, this piece covers two unique technologies that can vastly improve how coliving operators gather data to measure KPIs and improve their living experience: IoT sensors and chatbots.



    5 Must-Have Technologies for Coliving Operators

    Caterina Maiolini


    Coliving expert Caterina Maiolini published a list of 5 technologies that coliving operators should strongly consider adopting: access control tech, camera surveillance, booking systems, property management tech, and community apps.


  • Branding & Marketing for Authentic Shared Living Communities

    Coliving Insights


    The eighth edition of Coliving Insights dives into one of the most important aspects of starting a coliving company: creating and maintaining a strong brand. The report shares insights from coliving marketing professionals around the world that make the case that branding is perhaps the most important element for the coliving operators of the future.

  • Co-living: An effective solution for growing needs of tenants

    Kahraman Yigit


    Kahraman Yigit, the CEO of Olive by Embassy, shares the elements of coliving that resonate the most with tenants in India - namely the demand for a spirit of community and an affordable and comfortable living environment.



    Draft Housing SEPP released, reducing housing opportunities

    Mills Oakley


    Aaron Gadiel, a Partner at Australian law firm Mills Oakley, provides an in-depth analysis of proposed housing legislation in New South Wales called State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021. In this article Gadiel makes the argument that the proposed policy aimed at increasing housing supply would actually reduce housing opportunities without significant changes.


  • The Co-Liv Tech Community



    The Co-Liv Tech Community was established to bring coliving operators and technology providers together in order to share best practices and help advance the adoption of technology across the sector. Follow the above link to learn more and join the regular meetings of the Co-Liv Tech Community.

  • With tech and innovation, co-living sector may thrive in 2022

    Swapnali Bhosale Kadam


    It’s no secret that the global pandemic has had a big impact on the coliving industry. This piece from The Economic Times describes how the innovative and tech-forward tendencies of coliving operators could position them to see explosive growth in 2022.



    The Coliving (R)Evolution: Design Thinking, Growth-Driven Design & Technology

    Spatial Experience


    As the world starts to fully feel the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the way we think about living spaces will need to change. This well-written article from Spatial Experience makes the case that design thinking and growth-driven design can ensure that the coliving industry successfully adapts to future technological innovations.



    Co-Living as a Rental Home Experience: Smart Home Technologies and Autonomy

    Nils Ehrenberg and Turkka Keinonen


    An academic paper from the Design School at Aalto University in Finland, this resource provides an in-depth analysis on how modern smart home technologies can and will change the way people live in coliving communities.



    Better Coliving



    The Better Coliving project from IKEA is an application to assist roommates to better “communicate, organize, and simplify your lives together.” If you’re currently living with roommates, give the app a try to see if it can help alleviate some common roommate friction points.