Physical distancing has challenged us to find alternative ways to communicate with each other and stay in touch with loved ones.
One surprising manifestation of this is the robust demand for co-living, which emerged during the pandemic. Far from diminishing demand for co-living, the current situation has heightened it, as people seek community-inspired comfort and support.
Co-living and hospitality expert, Chip Conley, believes investment and development in co-living will continue despite ongoing economic turmoil and travel disruptions.
“For one, the ranks of digital nomads are growing. You could even say they’re going mainstream, as more and more individuals — especially in the wake of COVID-19 — feel compelled to untether themselves from homes, apartments and offices, opting instead to live and work remotely for long periods of time.”
Many of them, says Conley, are set to take advantage of the expanding global network of co-living offerings in some of the world’s most dynamic cities.
As these complex and challenging times force us to rethink how we live and work, Conley believes that co-living will continue to be part of this exciting transformation.