Though different in name, the idea of community living has been around in Hong Kong for generations in the form of traditional housing developments that typically had a shared corridor with apartments flowing off a central atrium. Doors would be open through the day for neighbours and friends to come in and out. Families shared public spaces, assisted each other in everything from minor chores to childcare, sometimes they even shared a kitchen. It is something deeply ingrained in Hong Kong’s DNA, but something that over the years got lost to new micro and nano apartment developments in the city.
This perhaps is one of the reasons why in the two years since our launch of Weave Studios – Prince Edward, Weave has seen strong interest from Hong Kong locals for our co-living studios and serviced apartment suites.
Nowadays, it is not uncommon for young Hong Kongers to share their childhood room with their siblings well into their 30s. This inadvertently holds them back at certain stages of their lives. Being able to move on and live in a new environment helps put them in a different mindset to proceed through life’s milestones as they embark on their professional careers.
For some, life in a co-living space or serviced apartment means taking that first step into leaving their parents’ home, for others, it is the hassle-free way of living that allows them to focus on their busy professional careers, and then there are those who simply enjoy expanding their social and professional networks through meeting a diverse community of global citizens.
Being hassle-free and convenient comes in many different forms in Weave Living’s inspiring homes. A fully furnished, design-forward bedroom and ample shared spaces means that upfront expenses for residents can be kept to a minimum. Our spaces offer an opportunity to experience living in the city with minimal long-term investment and fantastic lifestyle. As a resident, one gets a lot more than they pay for!
Another aspect of co-living spaces that attracts locals is the chance to experiment new things and be exposed to different cultures. The shared spaces and regular calendar of events and workshops gives residents a safe environment to kickstart a new phase of their social life.
As co-living spaces gain popularity in Hong Kong and across Asia Pacific, we only expect more locals to warm up to the idea to this exciting alternative to traditional housing.