Our guide to coliving is divided into “The Hard Stuff” and “The Soft Stuff.” The Hard Stuff will appeal to the left side of your brain: Legal and financial structures, finding property etc. The Soft Stuff will tickle the right side of your brain: Managing conflict, decision-making, etc.
We solemnly vow to leave no side of your brain untickled.
We’re also including a series of case studies to help you understand how individual communities run.
= On the newsstand: Articles we’ve written =
Opening remarks from the editors
The Hard Stuff
Co-buying property with friends (long, detailed post!)
The Soft Stuff
Case studies written by community founders:
The story of RGB (11-person rented house in San Francisco)
The story of Radish (12-person co-owned compound in Oakland)
The story of Gramercy House (5-person rented house in NYC)
The story of Rabbithole (7-person rented house in San Francisco)
The story of Bauhaus (5-person rented apartment in Oakland)
= Coming soon: Articles we plan to write =
The Hard stuff
Structuring a lease for coliving
An Essay on Pragmatism: Sorry, you can not have your tiny home village in San Francisco. Here’s why.
Building consensus among buyers
Resources: sample lease, sample pro forma, sample LLC docs, search tools for property
The Soft Stuff
Setting Values (e.g. emergent vs upfront)
The Abundance Mentality
How to be a great guest in a community
Lovers, family, friends: how to deal with non-resident members and guests
MVP Coliving tryouts: getting a house for 1+ months with a chosen community (great for COVID-19 times!)
Food share systems
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= Help wanted: Articles we want contributed by readers =
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Case study of your community (we’ll give you a template and send you a gift!)
Design porn: Pinterest board of your space
Interesting experiments you’ve run in your coliving communities
Downfalls: Did you coliving community face-plant epically? Tell us about it so others don’t make the same mistakes.
Anything else you feel passionate about sharing
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