23 Apr 2016

Communal living arrangements

From This Way Up, 12:35 pm on 23 April 2016

The changing dynamics of rising rent and property prices, home ownership rates, and a more mobile workforce mean that more people are sharing living spaces, and doing it for longer. So in the US the number of 18 to 35 year olds living as roommates has almost doubled over the past 30 years.

All this is leading to opportunities for people trying to make a business out of offering flexible shared housing.

Jana Kasperkevic has been taking a closer look at some of the communal living- or co-living- businesses in the market and how they work.

Co-living examples: Open Door, Common. WeLive