Co-Living Spaces for People Who’ve Had Enough of the Hellish Manila Commute
Jan 2, 2020   •   Cristina Morales
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Jan 2, 2020   •   Cristina Morales
When you’re spending 5+ hours on the road every day, something’s gotta give. While some people end up just quitting their jobs to find work closer to home, others relocate so the commute isn’t so painful. Co-living has made the latter option so much more accessible, which is why it’s a fast-growing trend in congested cities like Metro Manila, especially among millennials. Want to finally achieve the ever-elusive work-life balance? Check out these co-living spaces in Manila.
One of the OG co-living spaces in Manila, MyTown was originally geared towards students, but has since expanded to young professionals, with buildings located near the central business districts in BGC, Makati, and Ortigas. MyTown aims to help their tenants use their free time in the best way possible, so they offer amenities such as gyms, study rooms, roofdeck pools, and other recreation areas. They also offer personal/professional development classes.
You know co-living is really taking off when the big guns start getting in on it. (FYI: MyTown was acquired by SM in 2017.) The Flats are Ayala Land’s co-living concept that allows young professionals to have a taste of independence, living in prime city locations without having to shell out the big bucks.
This co-living space lets people from far up north or down south live right in the middle of the metro: Rotonda Pasig, just a ride away from the MRT and the business districts in Ortigas, Makati and BGC. Though you’ll be sharing a room with other people, each bed offers privacy, has space for your personal belongings, and is super comfortable to boot.
iDorm offers professional dormitories close to BGC and the Makati CBD. Each four-bed unit comes with air conditioning, a toilet and shower room, and a kitchenette: everything you need to kickstart your independent life.
The living spaces and common areas in Space EDSA were designed to meet the demands of the busy life of students and young office workers. Apart from air-conditioned rooms with key card/RFID access, spacers also have access to a common kitchenette, living and dining areas, as well as a 24/7 gym.
This co-living space in Fairview will be providing modern living spaces and facilities to create a more convenient and fulfilling lifestyle for young professionals and students. Though it’s not open for business yet, you can already reserve your bed.
Kradle Co-Living is an online hub that helps landlords convert their property into co-living spaces, and tenants to find co-living spaces. Each space is designed with the highest standards so that tenants feel the warmth of home, even in a shared space.
Though Point Blue isn’t exactly a co-living space (because you basically get your own room), we had to include it because like co-living spaces, their dorm-style properties allow young professionals to get their own place in the city at a minimal price. Each microstudio is fully-furnished, comes with its own bathroom, and has wifi and air conditioning. What more could you want?
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Though a chronic dabbler in whatever tickles her fancy, Cristina claims she can count her passions on one hand: feminism, literature, the environment, embroidery, and the power of a solid pop song. She lives in Uniqlo lounge pants and refuses to leave the house without a winged eye.
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