Coworking space meets micro homes in new development

This could be the answer for socially isolated millennials

New York /
Nov.November 08, 2015 12:00 PM

Above a coworking space in downtown Syracuse, 21 micro-units are under development in what will become a dorm-room-esque experiment in collective living.

Each apartment will have a tiny kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living space packed into 300 square feet. But outside the apartments is a common space, a chef’s kitchen, a game room and a TV room.

The man behind the idea, Troy Evans, is even hiring a “social engineer” to facilitate harmony among roommates, according to the Atlantic.

“We’re trying to combine an affordable apartment with this community style of living, rather than living by yourself in a one-bedroom in the suburbs,” Evans told the Atlantic.

The units range from $700 to $900 a month.

“If your normal rent is $1,500, we’re coming in way under that,” John Talarico, a partner in the project, said.

Evans says he eventually hopes to take his idea on the road, developing glorified dormitories in NYC and even Cleveland.

“It’s the best of both worlds,” one applicant for the project told the Atlantic. “You have roommates, but they’re not roommates.” [Atlantic]Christopher Cameron


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