WE L IE V S PA CES
Last April, the office-sharing company Wework introduced its newest communal venture: housing. Welive’s fully furnished apartments offer an average of 40 square metres of semiprivate or private areas for sleeping, in addition to open, shared spaces that come with startup-like perks including laundry rooms outfitted with table tennis tables, on-site yoga studios and bars equipped with bitters and shakers. Community managers plan teambuilding activities, such as taco night or karaoke and residents can contact building management using an app. There’s even unlimited free beer and coffee. It’s a dorm for post-grads. This is not a good thing.
There are certain things you stop after university: accepting T-shirts because they’re free, eating 2 Minute Noodles and wearing a backpack everywhere. Also, sharing four walls with a relative stranger and icebreaker games of two truths and a lie.