Monday, February 18, 2019

Co-working to co-living, millennials share it all

-Rashmi Menon

Tanvi Vyas lives at CoHo in Gurugram 

- To avoid nosy landlords, errant maids and housework, millennials prefer co-living rather than renting

- Not being fixated on permanent roommates helps people to learn new things and can be great for introverts 


Millennials | Co-working | Co-living

When Prianka Agarwal, 28, moved to Bengaluru from Salem, she didn’t want to deal with the rigidity of a 11-month lease restriction while renting an apartment. Since she wasn’t sure how long she would be living in Bengaluru, she was averse to any such contracts. The other hassle she wanted to avoid was the stress of disposing off her belongings, something she had done when she have lived in a apartment as a student. When she heard about co-living spaces in Bengaluru, she decided to give it a shot. A year later, Agarwal, who works as a client serving manager with an event management company, is quite happy with her choice.

 “One of the big hassles when staying alone is finding a maid who understands Hindi or Tamil. But here, housekeeping is provided for, as are all amenities," says Agarwal, who lives in StayAbode, a co-living service provider in Bengaluru.

For Tanvi Vyas, 21, who is living away from home for the first time, the fully furnished apartment, along with a maid and cook, gave her a feel of home. Vyas, who is doing her CA apprenticeship with BDO India, an accounting, tax and advisory multinational company, lives in a triple-sharing room in one of the Gurugram properties of CoHo, another co-living service provider. 

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