The 'Common' Start-Up Opens Its First Communal Home in High-Priced NYC

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 21, 2015
References: hicommon & fastcompany
'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 millennials opting to start a family later in life, these shared spaces are perfect for young people to communally live and save money.

While people may think that these spaces would be grungy and cramped, that is not the case. This stunning home has a luxurious roof deck, four communal kitchens and a beautiful modern aesthetic with exposed brick walls. The communal building is located in Crown Heights Brooklyn, and has 19 private bedrooms. The modern building also has some smart home features like Bluetooth-connected locks and Nest thermostats.

Finally, rent for the co-living spaces is charged on a month-by-month basis, perfect for the flexible young, urban professional.