Contemporary Commune

New models of communal living emerge to suit the Millennial lifestyle

Implications - As consumers continue to value experiences over ownership, creative models for shared living spaces are providing Millennials with unique alternatives to traditional living arrangements that emphasize flexibility of terms and fostering a sense of community. In addition to highlighting the cyclical nature of consumer values with its relation to similar initiatives in the 1960s, this pattern demonstrates consumer-led disruption as response to skyrocketing costs of living in densely populated urban spaces.
SCORE: 7.3
This Year and Hot Top 6 Examples: 18,498 Total Clicks Oct 15 - May 16
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Consumer Insight Topics: LifestyleEco
Communal Living Experiments - The WeWork WeLive Space is a Converted 20 Storey office Building
SCORE: 8.6
This Year and Viral 8,940 Clicks Pub: Mar 15, 16
Communal Living Experiments
The WeWork WeLive Space is a Converted 20 Storey office Building
The WeWork WeLive space is an experiment that can revolutionize the way people think of living—alone or together. Although communal living is not a new concept, it’s not one often seen... [More]
Urban Co-Living Spaces - The 'Common' Start-Up Opens Its First Communal Home in High-Priced NYC
SCORE: 7
V. Hot 3,925 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 15
Urban Co-Living Spaces
The 'Common' Start-Up Opens Its First Communal Home in High-Priced NYC
‘Common’ is a start-up created by General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves that aims to provide affordable co-living spaces in urban environments. With housing prices skyrocketing and... [More]
Short-Term Apartment Rentals - This Network of Co-Living Spaces Lets Workers Live All Over the World
SCORE: 8
This Year and V. Hot 1,902 Clicks Pub: May 3, 16
Short-Term Apartment Rentals
This Network of Co-Living Spaces Lets Workers Live All Over the World
Instead of singing a long-term lease, consumers can now use a platform called ‘Roam’ to secure short-term apartment rentals that allow for continuous moving. With more and more consumers... [More]
Digital Startup Accommodations - The Construkt Media Startup Hostel Offers Business Accommodation
SCORE: 7
This Year and Warm 1,340 Clicks Pub: May 13, 16
Digital Startup Accommodations
The Construkt Media Startup Hostel Offers Business Accommodation
The first startup hostel to hit Bangalore, India, the Construkt Media Startup Hostel is designed as a business accommodation that will provide a way for brands to save money. Startups have a high... [More]
Mobile Worker Residences - 'PodShare' is a Working and Living Community Space for Individuals
SCORE: 6.1
This Year and Warm 778 Clicks Pub: May 13, 16
Mobile Worker Residences
'PodShare' is a Working and Living Community Space for Individuals
With the cost of home ownership rising to exponential highs, new innovations like the ‘PodShare’ working and living community solution are being developed to help provide another option.... [More]
Communal Living Houses - Open Door Offers Co-Living Spaces for People to Live as a "Family"
SCORE: 5.9
This Year and Warm 1,613 Clicks Pub: May 11, 16
Communal Living Houses
Open Door Offers Co-Living Spaces for People to Live as a "Family"
Popularized in the 60s by the hippie movement, the concept of communal living began to fade after it was depreciated by a now infamous ex-commune. Open Door is a company founded by Jay Standish... [More]
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