How to live a green, sustainable lifestyle Part Three: A Zero-waste life
How to live a green, sustainable lifestyle Part Two: Easy Changes in Your Community
So you’ve made yourself a compost bin, you sort your recycling, and you’ve got your takeaway coffee cup which you use religiously for those early morning wake-ups at your local. But the earth warrior within you, wants to do even more to help your environment…but what can you do?
Welcome to part three of our series on how to green up your lifestyle. This final article of our series focuses on creating a zero-waste lifestyle.
How to live a green, sustainable lifestyle - Part 1: Easy Changes in Your Home
Welcome back to our guide on how to green-up your lifestyle through making more environmentally conscious decisions each day. This article will focus on easy changes you can make within your community to reduce your carbon footprint, alongside saving money.
Coliving for the older generations
Everyday our newspapers and news feeds, are overflowing with negative information, stories, and reports on the declining state of our environment. This article stands to inspire you. It’s a guide to small changes and actions that everyone can make and take in their own lives to create a positive difference in the face of all of this environmental destruction.
To live an enriched life - make time for yourself
When people hear the buzzword of ‘coliving,’ generally a picture of young millennial's living together in a big shared apartment block comes to mind. But what about the opportunities coliving can offer for older generations?
Combating loneliness and isolation
At Comunita, we believe in living a life full of enriching experiences. One where your health and well-being is a priority. Where meaningful relationships are made. Where self improvement and inner growth is a focus. Whether you’re in a coliving space or not, life is incredibly busy and full. But it is essential that you are taking time out for you.
The Crème de la crème of cities which are cheaper to live in than Auckland
One of the positive outcomes of coliving is that it helps to combat 21st century isolation and loneliness. Although many of us appear to be popular and connected, we are lacking depth and meaningfulness to our relationships. So what can you do to combat feelings of loneliness?
Coliving is the new home-owning
One Roof of New Zealand have recently written an article comparing New Zealand’s house market to other elite cities around the world. Here are some of the results they found:
The benefits of circular urban planning
It is millennials and Generation Z who are leading the charge of the coliving movement around the world. After graduating from tertiary education and entering the workforce, millennials have come up against barriers to creating a happy living life for themselves. With high student debts and earning incomes much lower than their parents, it is nigh impossible to buy a house and rental prices are soaring. In what rooms are available, the wider living situations lack a sense of community. Coliving has arisen to address these problems.
The Innovation of Coliving
A growing trend in urban planning is circular cities. Examples of this style of urban design are seen in cities such as Berlin, Germany and Malmö, Sweden. These cities are shining examples of the benefits circular urban planning can offer us in terms of sustainability and environmental protection.
Coliving spaces provide, not just a roof over your head but a place to call home
Worldwide commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield, wrote a report this year in June on the current environment of the coliving industry. Jeffrey Steele from Forbes, digested this, and wrote about how the future is becoming more innovative with the growing influence of coliving.
Would coliving be right for you?
Several academics, developed a series of articles investigating how socially-organised housing models, such as coliving, establish emotional ownership. “Residents are attached to their built environment,” which indicates coliving is a successful way of evolving urban areas into more meaningful communities.
A defender of coliving
With coliving spaces increasingly popping up around the world, you may be asking yourself what it offers and whether it would be right for you.
Outlined below are some of the key benefits of coliving today. You can ask yourself what your daily living priorities are, and see if they align with any of these central benefits and positives.
Why Choose Coliving?
Coliving is not without its opponents. In the New Zealand housing climate, some people believe coliving spaces are really only just, “flash” adult dorms or expensive boarding houses. But there are also those who argue in defense of coliving; their voices focused on coliving being a positive, community centered project.
The Importance of Urban Regeneration
The meaning and reasoning behind coliving is different to many people.
For young people, it is a way to explore the world, finding themselves an instant community of like-minded people. For professionals, coliving offers a new network of connections and team building opportunities, enriching their working experience. For the older generations, it is a way to combat the loss of community; a push back against the rise of loneliness that comes with age.
A walkable urbanism renaissance
Urban regeneration is action taken to reverse the economic decline, unemployment, poor infrastructure, and social equity being experienced in certain areas of our country and in countries around the world. It is carried out through revamping physical structures, creating innovative communities and improving the economy in those areas.
When in doubt, pedal it out
We, at Comunita are immensely supportive of sustainable urbanism. Our aim to build coliving homes, creating more life enriching urban areas, is founded on concepts of sustainability, community, and wellbeing. Foot Traffic Ahead brought out a new report last month confirming the benefits of sustainable urbanism, focusing on building walkable urban spaces in the United States of America.
Coliving of the Future
At the forefront of many people’s minds right now is the global need to reduce our carbon footprint.
The key is realising we all can make easy changes in our lives that can help the earth around us; when in doubt, pedal it out…
Practicing mindfulness instead of being sent to detention
The way we live has changed over time; homes evolving to adjust to the different needs and wants of people.
Ada Zeng, wrote an article discussing the future of our urban communities and the role coliving has to play. I will discuss some of the key points she made below.
The Cost of Living
Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, USA is changing things up when it comes to detention and as a result their young students are being taught significant life skills which will benefit them wherever they grow in life.
It is getting expensive to carve out and create a good life for ourselves in New Zealand.
Take Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand, where living costs have been rising markedly within the last ten years. A household in Auckland will have $233 a week less spare money compared to Wellington, and $220 less than in Christchurch, as conducted by a PWC study.