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Move Out of that Traditional Rental, Co-Living Has Got You Covered

Move Out of that Traditional Rental, Co-Living Has Got You Covered

Moving to a major city is a complicated process. Opportunities for higher education or better job scopes have been made known, and you’re here to grab the bull by the horns. But where should you live? A bare bone traditional space, or a jazzy co-living space?

Ideally, the best place for an up-and-coming functioning adult such as yourself includes affordable living, serves your need for independence, and unburdens you from the additional everyday tasks of managing a house while you attempt to pursue a career.

Here’s where co-living proves advantageous over a traditional space.


In co-living spaces, an all-inclusive system is exercised. WiFi, utilities, furnishing, and services are calculated in one bulk bill. Tenants are individually charged, eliminating the potential housemate arguments over splitting the bill and who used the air conditioning the most.

In a traditional space, most rentals cover just the living space. Should you need a plumber, cleaner, electrician, or want to invest in a router for stable WiFi, additional costs will incur, and possibly of your own sourcing as well.


As urban millennials who are going to be the biggest workforce in the global economy, having a house that is not only convenient but caters to our needs to stay connected and comfortable is important.

Don’t settle for a traditional simple boarding with just a plug point and a bed! This is your home away from home, and despite most of your time spent outside working and studying, where you wind down and indulge in yourself is an important space.

different races extending hands on wooden table from darkest to fairest
We’re all in this together | Image credti: Clay Banks | Unsplash

Co-living spaces are designed to cater to our generation’s need to balance work and play, with aesthetically-designed spaces and tech-based management. Many co-living spaces are located in major hubs, bringing all the best spots to hang out, exercise, and treat yourself right at your doorstep.

Traditional spaces, on the other hand, tend to be located in family-strong communities, being houses or apartments retrofitted to accommodate more than intended. Simple, but dampens the lifestyle if you’re planning to upgrade.

Shared space

Living in a community that has common interests is a huge difference compared to living with random people and family members. The likelihood of you having the same basic values and experiences with a roommate will be higher in a co-living space, as you will get to state some preferences beforehand.

Traditional rentals however, will room you with whoever, set by the proprietor. We don’t need to recap all the roommate and landlord horror stories!

vector graphic of plain white houses tilted and in rows of three by three
Community is key | Image credit: United Nations Covid-19 response | Unsplash

Co-living is where community integration is highly encouraged, going the extra mile to provide designated communal spaces and host events for you to network with fellow members. Say goodbye to urban loneliness as socializing will be yours to enjoy.


Undeniably, the most important aspect of finding a place would be the ability to negotiate how long you would be in it. With so much uncertainty in the air, there’s hardly time or finances to prepare for even more rainy days than the ones happening non-stop. Students, workers, digital nomads, and those in the middle of relocating aren’t exempt from the hectic economy in the middle of the pandemic.

Would you be surprised to know that co-living has a plan to counter the issue of cutting leases short or extending where necessary? Under co-living, rent as short as a span of three months, up to a year, or as long as you need!

Laptop with words you are here in a home co-living
A roof over your head | Image credit: Alec Marinkovic | Unsplash

Traditional rentals, at minimum, will require tenants to commit to one whole year regardless of circumstance. As the rental agreements are mostly independent, your breaking lease is at the discretion of the landlord. Those working under project-based contracts, here for higher education semesters, in a housing pinch, or even just putting their feelers out to living options may find this arrangement stifling in tight situations such as the current one.

Hom can offer a glimpse into the co-living life! As one of the newest co-living spaces for upcoming career people to put some roots in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, click here to find out more.

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