What is Coliving? Part 1 & Part 2
Art of Coliving
This multi-part series from Gui Perdrix details the growing trend of coliving and gives an in-depth definition of what coliving is, and just as importantly, what coliving is not. Gui walks us through the history of shared living and states which living models fall under the umbrella of modern coliving.
So What Exactly is Coliving?
This article will take you back to the 1960s and guide you through the origin of coliving. You’ll get a look into the history of coliving, the modern definition, and the difference between intentional communities, cohousing, and Co-ops.
What is Co-Living? Defining a Global Movement
Authored by three coliving industry pioneers, this piece discusses how coliving fits into the larger living trends of the 21st century including the sharing economy and the shift towards preferring access rather than ownership.
The Housing as a Service (HaaS) Revolution Has Begun
Exploring housing trends and consumer needs, Jon Dishotsky, the CEO of Starcity, outlines the mission of Starcity and why now is the time that the world needs “Housing as a Service.”
Urban Coliving Movement
This article speaks about the origins of coliving in Europe, what people today are looking for in their living solutions, as well as why the coliving model can have a positive impact on urban living in the 21st century.
An 18-minute Ted-Talk style video delivered by Connor Moore at the 2021 Co-Liv Summit. In the talk, Connor covers the history of communal living, goes over many different definitions of coliving, and ends the video with a brief overview of the global industry.
A short article from Cambridge Finance that covers why the coliving movement has gained momentum in Europe and includes survey data on what residents prefer out of their living solutions.
The Secret Agent Report - Co-Living
A Melbourne-based real estate research organization, Secret Agent released a publication centered around coliving in 2017. The 17 page report does an excellent job of describing the coliving movement at a high level and summarizing the benefits of coliving including living minimally, curbing loneliness, and environmental friendliness.
This coliving blog out of London contains many short articles detailing the coliving movement in the UK and beyond. Take a look through the various articles to get a great explanation of how coliving compares to other living models and why it’s gaining momentum around the world.
Coliving as a Co-operative Business Model Innovation
Nina Stepnicka and Paulina Wiaczek
This academic paper on coliving out of Poland recognizes the various advantages and disadvantages of coliving in its many different forms. Stepnicka and Wiaczek also present a short case-study on one of Poland’s premier coliving brands, Clipster.
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.