With an ever-increasing number of international professionals in the city, the traditional housing model (one property for one couple/family) is expensive, inflexible, and limiting. The last few months have taught us that the nature of how we work, study and live is also bound to change at a rapid pace in the years to come. Is CoLiving the future of housing in Luxembourg?
In recent years, a growing number of Luxembourg residents with lower incomes have had to move to surrounding regions within the country, or even move across the borders. I’m a professional who recently moved here for a new job. A few months into trying co-living out, I’m convinced a possible solution to our housing paradigm is co-living.
Hearing the phrase ‘CoLiving’ you possibly experienced 1 of 4 reactions:
- What in the world is co-living?!
- Is it another hostel?! Read: “Definitely not for me.”
- I’m curious. Hit me up. “Maybe it could work for me?”
- Been there/done that. “I have my opinions.”
CoLiving is a new form of housing that’s been reimagined to align better with the needs of modern-day life. Nevertheless CoLiving might mean different things to different people altogether.
At a physical level, residents typically have their own bedroom & bathroom but share cooking and living spaces. The focus of CoLiving is on community. Usually, CoLiving spaces are usually fully furnished down to the knives and forks and include utility bills, fast internet and fortnightly housekeeping essentials.
This way of living also places emphasis on community and shared experiences. Rather than just renting a single room, you are joining an active and vibrant community of like-minded individuals.
Consider co-living if any of these resonate with you:
- You can’t or don’t want to commit to buying a house or renting long-term just yet (1y+).
- With CoLiving collectives, your home becomes so much more than a place to rest your head at night.You are looking for something with more space and amenities than you would be able to afford alone. In well-managed CoLiving communities like the one I am with, the price of rent not only gets you your space, but a guarantee that you will be with a community of like-minded people.
- CoLiving creates a space that feels like a home away from home, something that’s becoming increasingly important as we currently spend most of our time indoors.
- You would like to be more sustainable in terms of energy and resources. Living as part of a collective helps you cut down on how many appliances you need to run.
- Living with others can be a big money-saver, allowing you to split costs for things like food, utilities, household items and utensils.
When I moved here, I decided to go with Vauban&Fort as it has been one of the pioneers of CoLiving since 2015. What I loved about the house hunting process was they initiated a viewing process through which I was able to share a bit about myself and what I was looking for outside of my work.This helps them to create a community of professionals who are looking to get to know other like-minded people in a new city.
I hope more people will begin to branch out and give it a try, words can’t express how grateful I am and how much I’ve felt at home during this pandemic — even more than I do in the city I am from.
About Vauban Fort
Vauban&Fort is a pioneer of CoLiving in Luxembourg and has over 12 years of experience in flatshares for professionals in London, New York and Luxembourg. We apply our expertise and know-how to make sure our clients get the best possible housing experience in Luxembourg.
You can find out more about CoLiving here and if you have any questions, drop us an e-mail.
Vauban&Fort is a pioneer of Coliving in Luxembourg and has over 12 years of experience in flatshares for professionals in London, New York and Luxembourg. We apply our expertise and know-how to make sure our clients get the best possible housing experience in Luxembourg. You can find out more about Coliving here and if you have any questions, drop us an email.
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