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Mellado Madrid Coliving, featured in “Toc toc, se puede” TeleMadrid

A new TeleMadrid TV show that focuses on different housing alternatives came to visit our Mellado Madrid Coliving, to discover how coliving works.

Óscar, one of our residents, guided them through the coliving building, showing them his studio and all common areas.

 

‘Coliving’, a new way of living in Madrid

A private room, a ready-built community & dozens of shared spaces? At first it might seem like what you get with a hotel, but it is far from that. Here the people who rent their little corner of privacy are part of a community or ‘family’ who share common areas and even fridges. It’s called ‘coliving’, and it’s not just a new way of living, but a whole philosophy of life.

Óscar and his girlfriend Lidia met at the Mellado Madrid Coliving, after both deciding to try out this new lifestyle, and they now share a larger studio together.

The ‘coliving’ is a new housing rental offer that strongly appeals to young professionals aged 26 and older, who do not mind sharing a kitchen and television with other tenants. They have their own private place in the form of a studio with an en-suite bathroom, and the rest of the building holds different common areas that encourages everyone to coexist harmoniously. Organization, respect and tolerance are necessary. 

Speaking to TeleMadrid, Ósacar explains that “We’ve not really had problems when it comes to watching TV. There are many common spaces available and it is just a matter of organizing amongst ourselves and reaching an agreement”. To avoid conflicts in the kitchen, which is shared between four studios, each drawer and shelf is assigned to a tenant. “If someone likes coffee and brings a coffee machine, it is shared with whoever needs it, if the owner agrees of course.” Continues Óscar. Although cleaning is included in the rent, next to the dining room table we find a large blackboard displaying different tasks and those assigned to each one (water the plants, cleaning the common spaces etc.). 

A ‘new age’ community

Óscar is from Barcelona, but had been living outside of Spain. When he arrived in Madrid he wanted to try this new lifestyle and described his first sentiments as those of surprise.

The ‘coliving‘ provides accommodation with a private bathroom. The rest of the house is shared. It costs between 750 and 1,200 euros per month, including utilities, wifi, maintenance, cleaning and a fully equipped kitchen. Residents all have access to a gym, fitness studio, a movies room and three terraces, one of which has an urban garden, with the main common space offering a large table where the whole community can come together. The building is located in Chamberí and has 74 studios in total, some of them doubles. “This is a way of life. If you want to interact with others, you can, but if you don’t, just don’t go to the common areas as often.” So far though, it seems that everyone has hit it off very well. “Every two weeks we hold a community meeting to talk about any issues we’re having, and follow it up with a delicious community dinner “.

Advantages and disadvantages of ‘coliving’

Advantages of ‘coliving’

  • Everything is included in the rent (utilities, cleaning, maintenance, Wifi & even Netflix)
  • You just need to bring your clothes, the rest is provided by Urban Campus.
  • Complete cleaning in common areas every week and in private areas every month.
  • Opportunity to meet new people.
  • The gym is included in the price.

Disadvantages of ‘coliving’

  • Loss of some privacy by sharing so many common areas.
  • Possibility of disputes derived from living with so many people.

The building has about 300 square meters of common areas. The tenants are between 26 and 40 years old and are professionals. The ‘coliving’  does not admit students. Residents can bring guests but they cannot stay more than seven nights in a row.

 

Discover Urban Campus Community stories!

Urban Campus is redefining the way we live together in cities. Our coliving and coworking spaces host an inspiring community of curious minds!

Now you can meet them and discover their stories, projects, and experiences.

 

Welcome to Urban Campus Community Stories! #Coliving #Coworking #Community

Meet Juan, a very special one, as he was one of our first coworkers at Urban Campus Jerónimo! Juan is part of Shadow Robot, a company that builds Robotic Hands which have been used by NASA on a Mars mission! Want to know more? Watch his video!

 

Meet Teresa, a resident who traveled the world for 4 years and decided to settle back in Madrid. She joined Urban Campus Mellado coliving, to push her project on how to create a minimalist lifestyle! She also works as a Senior Marketing Manager on the Pharma industry, and on top of that, she is always helping other residents on their Marketing projects!

 

Meet Jesús Javier, a resident who moved to Spain to kickstart his career in the gastronomy industry and founded Graneo, Pullum and other brands at our Foodlab, a dedicated coworking for gastro entrepreneurs with a professional kitchen! Curious about our Foodlab? Watch his full story!

 

Meet Pierre, one of our coworkers at Jerónimo Madrid Coworking and Transparent CEO and cofounder. Transparent, gathers millions of data on the short-term rental market and provides it to its global clients, so they can make better decisions! Watch his story!

 

Meet Alejandro, a resident who moved to Madrid to become a TV host and developed his Late Night Show at Urban Campus Mellado coliving! Watch his full story and follow him on Instagram (@sahukiller) where he publishes a motivational video every day!

 

We will have more stories to share soon! Stay tuned!

Onda Madrid wanted to know more about coliving, and explain this new concept to their audience, so they came to visit our Mellado Madrid coliving to discover how our members live, work and enjoy!

They interviewed one of our members Alejandro and discovered how it is to live at our Coliving.

Listen to the podcast here (After 1.23)

 

Onda Madrid reporter and one of our members at Mellado, Madrid coliving

 

We were really excited about Telemadrid visiting our Urban Campus coliving spaces, to get a glance into our members experience and explain this new way of living to their audience in the weekend news.

Watch the entire TV report here

 

 

 

TeleMadrid, Madrids most well-known TV Channel, came to interview our colivers on their live show “Está pasando”.

They got to talk to some of our members and experienced the Urban Campus community feeling.

Alejandro, member of Madrid Urban Campus Mellado, and creator of the first Late Nigh Show hosted at Urban Campus, stole the show and presented part of the interview himself.

Check the full story and video here

 

The measure of success for a coliving operator is when it can deliver a truly amazing housing experience to its residents.

El País came to visit our campuses in Madrid and interviewed some of our members to have a first hand testimonial about how Urban Campus has helped them to develop their personal or professional projects.

El País has also shown how Urban Campus is the pioneer in Madrid, being the first company to have two fully functioning coliving buildings and a community across town.

Read full article in Spanish here.