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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A small little pink Piglet once wondered along next to his much taller, bear-shaped friend Winnie the Pooh. “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we Pooh?” he asked. “Even longer,” Pooh replied.
A real life example of a Piglet and Pooh friendship is the story of four couples, who have been best friends for 20 years, and who wanted to ensure they’d always have a place where they could escape everyday life and holiday together, especially as they got older.Read More
John Quincy Adams, the 6th President of the United States of America wrote, “When your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more - then you are a leader.”
Leadership is one of the most empowering and important traits you can possess and anyone can be a leader. But what does it take to be a strong and effective leader?Read More
In 2016, an urban neighbourhood in Detroit set up America’s first organic, self-sustainable neighbourhood, providing fresh and healthy, homegrown food for the community. The garden is two acres in size and grows over 300 organic varieties of vegetables, from chromatic orange carrots to zesty green spinach. Alongside this, it has an orchard of 200 fruit trees, including magenta coloured plums, blooming red cherries and juicy pears. From this vast array of earth’s treats, 2000 homes in the area, as well as local restaurants and markets are provided with fresh produce each season.Read More
The Holstee Manifesto writes “Life is all about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.”
First we had coworking, now coliving has evolved out of the human desire to create better social networks and nurture more fulfilling personal relationships. It is a place where everyone is treated as unique, with great skills and attributes they can bring to the community table.