of digital nomads and expats living in Lisbon would live in a coliving space
already lived in a coliving space abroad Portugal
Coliving is born as a new approach to living in big cities, where leasing is privileged over acquisition, in a logic of convenience and sharing economy.A transitional housing model where people stay during a phase of their life, which brings together a set of everyday facilitating services, promoting sharing synergies in a community setting.
Involves quality of relationships and experiences rather than the amount of sqm
Fosters collaboration and sharing between residents and the community
Allows the living of sustainable lifestyles through the sharing and efficient use of resources and space
Coliving, though considered a relatively new concept, has its roots in a basic human tendency to organize community and ensure survival. Industrial Revolution led to the rise of domestic privacy and single-family household.In the 19th century, boarding houses became hubs where diverse residents—immigrants, single men and women, workers of all kinds—could live affordably and mingle with others in shared spaces. As a result, a culture of social norms around cohousing developed. After World Wars, individual housing units and the concept of the “nuclear family” became the standard.With the build-up of the housing crisis, the boarding-house experience came back and coliving spaces began to emerge and grow in popularity in cities such as New York City and London.