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  1. Shared housing designed to support a purpose-driven life.

  2. A modern, urban lifestyle that values openness, sharing, and collaboration.

Synonyms: intentional living, intentional community, cohousing, modern nomad.
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The purpose of coliving is to create a home environment that inspires and empowers its residents to be active creators and participants in the world around them. These environments cultivate collaboration and serendipity amongst residents and the extended community. Coliving houses enable sustainable lifestyles through sharing and efficient use of resources and space.


Coliving is for people who want a home environment that actively supports them in living with purpose and intention. People who choose coliving include professionals, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives.


Residents unite around a common interest to collaboratively manage a space, share resources, and coordinate activities which contribute creatively and intellectually to the world around them. Many coliving houses offer short-term accommodation and host outward facing events, increasing connections with the broader community and world.

Manifesto for Shared Living

We are exploring new ways of living and creating home. Through this process we have come to value:

  • Community alongside individuality
  • Intentionality over apathy
  • Openness and collaboration over competition
  • Sharing over consumption
  • Inquiry and experimentation over the status quo
  • Responsibility and action over cynicism and resignation

Add your House

We're collecting an open list of all coliving houses, to put them on a map and share the wealth of amazing communities right beneath our noses, in places around the world.

Fill out this form to be added to the map above.

Get Connected

Join the Coliving Discourse group to ask questions, share best practices, and connect with others.

Or join the Coliving facebook group.