What is a Coliving Space?

A modern living solution for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

Imagine that the office is no longer your workplace starting today. We are now in 2023 and many companies have been minimizing their office capacity for years (especially after the pandemic), offering more flexible solutions for employees who, if they wish, have the possibility of working from anywhere in the world. 

The most well-known case is that of the renowned platform Airbnb, which launched the “work from anywhere” program for its employees in April 2022. Technology has advanced exponentially and today having a good internet connection to perform one’s work remotely is possible. 

Other companies have decided to focus on a hybrid work model, offering their employees the option to work from home or from a co-working space.

Now, imagine the biggest problem that the pandemic has brought to the world of work: isolation, lack of physical interaction among colleagues, and difficulty in disconnecting in an unstable balance between private life and work. In the first article of our blog, we will talk about a new business model that represents an innovation in the world of hospitality and that best suits the epochal challenges of our time.

We are talking about Co-living. A unique category that differs from a hostel, a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a shared house with other students. In the next paragraphs, we will analyze what Co-living is and what are the characteristics that have made it an increasingly common model. But first, we will briefly talk about its early adopter: the Digital Nomad.

In recent years, a very well-defined figure has emerged that has anticipated an increasingly evident trend in the contemporary world. Curiosity to learn about new cultures, a desire to travel, flexibility, adaptability, the possibility to work with a laptop wherever there is a good internet connection, are the basic ingredients that have allowed the development of a new citizen of the world: we are talking about the Digital Nomad. This professional figure, born about 10 years ago, has literally exploded, especially after and during the pandemic. Today, more and more people are attracted to this lifestyle, and that is why many workers, who now have the possibility to work remotely, are looking for new models of inspiration to adapt to living in a world undergoing profound social, economic, cultural, and climatic transformations.

Co-living has emerged as a modern living solution for digital nomads and remote workers who seek affordable and flexible living arrangements. As remote work and digital nomadism become increasingly popular, the demand for co-living spaces has risen significantly. We will explore what a co-living space is and what factors contribute to its popularity. We will also address the characteristics of a good co-living space and describe our program, highlighting what makes our co-living space unique. 

What is a co-living space and what are the factors contributing to its popularity?

A co-living space is a contemporary living arrangement where a group of individuals share a communal space. In such a space, residents typically have their own private bedrooms but share communal areas such as kitchens, living rooms, and workspaces. Unlike traditional shared houses, co-living emphasizes community, convenience, and flexibility.

Community is an essential aspect of co-living. Members of a community often share similar values, beliefs, and goals, and they support and rely on each other in various ways. Co-living fosters a sense of community and social interaction among residents, which can be beneficial for those who may be new to an area or seeking a more supportive living environment.

Convenience is another significant factor contributing to the popularity of co-living. Living and working in the same place can offer several conveniences and benefits, such as reduced commute time, reduced expenses, and increased productivity. Co-living offers a more cost-effective solution, as residents share common spaces and amenities, allowing for reduced living costs.

Flexibility is also a key aspect of co-living. Creating a work environment within your living space allows for increased flexibility and convenience. Co-living provides a flexible living arrangement, with lease agreements that cater to those who may not want to commit to a long-term rental contract.

So what kind of characteristics should a co-living offer? 

When choosing a co-living space, it’s important to consider certain characteristics that can ensure a comfortable and convenient living environment. Creating a sense of home is a crucial aspect of any good co-living space. 

 Here are some of the key features that a good co-living space should offer: 

Privacy: Each resident should have a designated personal space where they can retreat and have privacy. This can either be a private bedroom or a shared space with a curtain or divider that provides some level of privacy.

Social Life: Common areas such as kitchens, living rooms, and outdoor spaces should be available for residents to interact and socialize with each other. This promotes a sense of community and can be especially beneficial for those who are new to the area or seeking a more supportive living environment. 

High-speed Wi-Fi: Fast and reliable internet is essential for remote workers and digital nomads, so all-inclusive pricing that covers high-speed internet should be provided. Additionally, the co-living space should be located in an accessible location.

Clean and safe environment: A good co-living space should provide security measures along with cleaning and maintenance services to ensure a clean and secure living environment.

Additional amenities: Comfortable furnishings, on-site laundry facilities, and fitness facilities may also be available. A pet-friendly policy and sustainable practices can make the space more appealing.

Community Manager: A supportive staff should be available to address concerns and ensure a positive living experience for all residents. This can help foster a sense of community and make the co-living space feel more like a home.

Why co-living at Out Quarters?

We’re excited to announce the launch of LavoraCilento on October 9th, 2023. Join us for two weeks in a beautiful location with like-minded individuals. Work remotely together, make meaningful connections, and experience the unique culture of the place through our curated activities and experiences. With our co-living program operating from October to May, you can escape the crowds and make a difference during the off-season.

If you’re a digital nomad, you’ve probably noticed that the cost of living in popular destinations like Lisbon, Las Palmas, and Bali has gone up. Unfortunately, this not only affects foreigners but also the local people. This is where Out Quarters comes in. We offer affordable co-living options in small towns, which benefit both the locals and co-livers. Our aim is to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between the two groups and prevent the negative effects of gentrification.

At Out Quarters, we believe in living like a local. Our co-living spaces not only offer affordable prices but also provide opportunities for guests to engage in authentic local activities and interact with the community. This way, we can offer our guests a unique experience while supporting the local community.

Our pop-up co-living spaces are not only designed to provide a good co-living experience, but we also support local communities during the off-season. By partnering with local hospitality experts, we can help regenerate small towns and bring new life to beautiful places. Our location in Agropoli is ideal for those seeking to escape the rigid winter of the northern hemisphere, with mild climates and more daylight.

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We are Out Quarters, and we believe in “Work Remotely Together.”

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