Currently, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with the European Commission predicint a rise to 68% by 2050, so one answer to homing more people in the same space is co-living.

This article discusses the different forms of co-living, from five generations living under one roof to plush student hall-style apartments with gyms, bars and swimming pools, and simply turning your spare room into a home.

It discusses the high cost of co-living developments in London and other major cities, especially since the UK has the smallest average living spaces in the EU, and the roughly 730,000 under-occupied properties in the capital, 85% of which are owned and only 8% are in the rental sector.

It concludes that the solution to under-supply and lack of space might be as simple as unlocking those free rooms and converting them.

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