Co-living has grown out of a commitment to building a better way to live. We take a closer look at that commitment.
This commitment has at its core the following principles:
Quality of life
Co-living is more than just the provision of communal spaces for people to come together to work and play. From these communal spaces coliving aims to build a diverse community of people who share, create and grow together. Collaboration and cooperation are the drivers of these communities. Co-living aims to grow within their neighbourhood, not to supplant existing community, but to organically grow and evolve with their neighbourhood. Community means supporting local businesses, it means supporting local art scenes and artists, it means bringing people together to create friendships, partnerships and work collaborations. It is about breaking down the barriers that prevent so many of us knowing what our neighbours look like, let alone their names. We all benefit from enriched and strengthened communities where people help and inspire each other.
Build a diverse community of people who share, create and grow together. Image by Priscilla Du Preez.
Co-living understands the importance of sustainability. We have just one planet and it is our responsibility to protect it. A better way to live does not exist without a greater commitment to sustainability, and the environment. Sustainability means many things within a coliving community. It means building and designing properties which are built with the sustainable practices in mind- from the materials used, to the way flats are designed to ensure maximum energy efficiency and conservation. It also means giving back- contributing where we can to the activism that supports the environment, through planting trees and offsetting our carbon footprint.
A better way to live does not exist without a greater commitment to sustainability. Image by Benjamin Brunner.
Quality of Life
Co-living is driven by the necessity for quality, urban living which prioritises a residents wellbeing. Quality housing means an improved quality of life in all areas of a resident’s wellbeing. This is why co-living properties are always designed with a resident’s comfort and wellbeing in mind- this includes their emotional, social and physical health. Co-living spaces are designed to be lived in, where residents can also make their own personal living space.
Designed with a resident’s comfort and wellbeing in mind- this includes their emotional, social and physical health. Image by Dylan Nolte.
At Vonder, our co-living locations in London, Berlin and Warsaw have been developed in line with the core tenets and values of co-living. We believe in the importance of community, and in providing homes of the highest quality. Our approach to evolved co-living, is driving the movement forward and pioneering a new approach to housing and living.