Reconciling Community and Business
Gaetan de Dietrich
Not sure how community will fit into your business model? In this article coliving community guru Gaetan de Dietrich takes us through some of his “community principles for business” and explains how community and business can coexist.
The Coliving Code University
A 3.5-hour online course containing 12 modules covering the essential elements of starting and running your own coliving space. While this is a paid resource, it’s full of first-hand knowledge and valuable tips and tricks on how to get started in the coliving world.
How we built a coliving space in less than 14 days (and how you can learn from it)
The title says it all here as this article digs into the story and process of creating a coliving space. From finding the right location and residents to move-in day and creating the right culture, this coliving tale has it all.
Coliving Etiquette: Coliving Guide for a Happy Community
Ready to launch a coliving concept, but not sure on how to set up the House Rules? This guide provides a quick list of ten coliving community rules that will help you get started.
How to set up the ultimate coliving space
This epic list of 30 tips to help start a coliving space is compiled by coliving operator Coworksurf. Most of the tips are centered around how to create a great community so check it out for some good advice from people that have done it before.
The Coliving Guide
A guide (in French) of how to start your own coliving brand by French coliving operator The Casa. Split into 11 sections, this guide can be a great place to start in order to discover the many important aspects of launching a coliving concept.
What's the ROI of community building in coliving?
Another great article from Gui Perdrix, this article tackles a topic that needs more attention: how a great community can improve a coliving company’s ROI. Perdrix also presents four different models for how coliving companies build communities from the “Do-It-Yourself” model to one of communal “Systems.”
How to manage a 30-person housing cooperative
A member of Chateau Ubuntu, a shared living space in San Francisco, describes exactly what it’s like to manage a living community. From communication networks to managing recruitment, this quick guide has some great tips for getting started.
Coliving: Revenue from beds should be anecdotal
Carlos de la Lama-Noriega
Wouldn’t it be great if only half of the annual revenue for your coliving company came from rent? While the title of this article might seem counterintuitive, author Carlos de la Lama-Noriega makes the case that coliving companies that focus on a niche customer segment have the opportunity to establish many sources of revenue beside rent.
Community Building and Onboarding
In this 15-minute Ted-Talk style video, Victor Augais, the CEO of French coliving company La Casa, covers two of the most important parts about the coliving business model: building a community and the resident onboarding process.
The ultimate guide to starting a coliving business
Peter Fabor, the founder of Surf Office and coliving industry pioneer since 2013, walks readers through a 10-step coliving guide and covers topics from an ideal number of rooms to open a coliving space to profit margins and unit economics.
Coliving Experiment Tests Sharing Economy Potential
A fascinating interview from 2013 includes many interesting insights from the future founders of US-based coliving operator OpenDoor. The interview also focuses on how sharing economy solutions can help coliving operators to “save and/or generate money, build community, and reduce [their] environmental footprint.”