The community living concept of ‘co-living’ has proliferated in recent years – with the Swedish capital of Stockholm a particular hotspot for this progressive lifestyle choice.
In a country renowned for both its progressive approach to social cohesion and finely-tuned design sensibilities, it is perhaps of little surprise that Stockholm is at the vanguard of the burgeoning trend for co-living. There are now a large number of co-living spaces dotted across the city, including several that seamlessly combine functionality with style. We’ve picked out 3 of the best.
UNITY is a brand new living concept offering studio apartments, state of the art co-working spaces and much more all under one roof. Combining all the benefits of a hotel and private apartment but with none of the downsides and an injection of community, their spaces are designed to allow residents and co-working members to focus on what’s important – their daily routines, their careers, and their lives – all in an ultra-stylish setting that fuses the creative vision of acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon with classic Nordic design flourishes. There are spaces that suit every need and all homes include daily services and 24-hour support. Residents can stay for a couple of days or a year or more in a designed studio apartment, including premium and flexible furniture, on all-inclusive deals. When we searched for month-long stays we found prices starting at £96 per day for a City Studio apartment. Among the on-site communal amenities you can expect indoor and outdoor common areas with co-working facilities, café and lounge area, gym facilities, rooftop, courtyard, events and workshops. UNITY will open 7 locations in the Nordics, 3 of which in Stockholm.
Hammarby Sjöstad / www.unity-living.com
For almost 10 years now the scarlet 18th century house on Prästgatan has hosted the vibrant coliving House24. It all started as a shared workspace for entrepreneurs, but with time it also grew into a home. Now twelve people live in the five storey house in the very heart of Stockholm, entrepreneurs, artists and people of other professions. They share a kitchen and common areas such as a living room, office space and a sauna. You can stay in a bunkbed in a shared room, in your private room or your own apartment and the rents vary from 3 400 to 11 000. To become a resident of the coliving you apply using a form on the website.
Prästgatan 24 / www.hus24.org
Housed in a historical building converted from a hotel in the elegant district of Östermalm, K9 has retained many of its original features including high ceilings, tall windows and marble staircases. Home to a diverse bunch of residents hailing from all walks of life, the venue features a whole host of communal facilities including a cinema, a meditation/yoga room, an office/event space, five well-equipped kitchens, four balconies, several cosy living rooms and an atelier. In terms of sleeping arrangements, the house has double rooms, single rooms, bunk beds and pods (mini-rooms), ensuring there’s something for every need, whether you want your own room or are happy to share. The monthly cost consists of rent plus membership fee, covering co-working space, in-room and shared space cleaning, house supplies, arts space, and entry to events.
Kommendörsgatan 9 / www.k9coliving.com