Poll: Would you pay extra rent for the perks of co-living?

Shared living remains a hot topic in Ireland as more groups enter the Dublin scene.

By Laura Roddy Reporter, Fora

CO-LIVING HAS DOMINATED Irish headlines in recent months, with global players moving to the capital amid a housing crisis.

While some say the public is uneducated about what co-living exactly is, others see it as nothing more than the provision of smaller spaces for more money. 

Aimed at well-paid millennials who are moving to Ireland and wish to integrate into a community quickly, most co-living operators provide accommodation, communal space, services, utilities, gym access and organise community events for tenants. 

In last weekend’s Sunday Business Post, Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin argued that co-living is bad news for tenants, taxpayers and the Irish housing system. In an opinion piece he suggested that, as regulations around living requirements narrow and tenants pay as much as 40% of their disposable income, the investors are the only winners.

Keeping this in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week: Would you pay extra rent for the perks of co-living?