What do you think about when you hear the word co-living? Like most Vancouver renters, you’re probably thinking of student housing or shared housing models trying to break from Vancouver’s conventional rental market.
But what you may not think of is connectivity, shared resources, and intentional community. Ideas that in our current context seem foreign or forgotten.
Co-living is a modern form of communal living. It offers unique layouts, giving renters a private bedroom while delivering thoughtful shared spaces that bring flexibility, affordability, and a sense of community.
Yet despite its burgeoning popularity we have yet to see it emerge in the Lower Mainland’s rental market.
In Rize’s quest for better rental, we have been exploring different types of shared living and are working on making them a reality.
Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world, but according to the Vancouver Foundation, one out of four residents still grapple with social isolation and loneliness. Could co-living be a solution to combat our lack of connection? We looked at different co-living projects in Serbia, Norway, and the US to discover how each project offered a unique and connected living experience.