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Coliving trend on the rise for working millennials

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, July 14, 2019   /  11:32 am
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While homeowners tend to ask for at least six months’ rent in advance, coliving spaces such as Rukita and Yukstay allow users to pay a monthly rent instead. (Shutterstock/Photographee.eu)

For those who opt to live in apartment units, finding the right roommates to share the cost and space with may be a thing in the past.  New coliving services offered by tech start-ups are providing options for not only the places to live but also roommates Rachel Theos, who works in digital marketing for a private company, used to live in a rooming house (kos) in Grogol, West Jakarta, before sharing a unit in Taman Anggrek with two complete strangers. She landed the unit, along with the roommates, when she ran into a coliving platform called Yukstay, which offers a coliving scheme by providing fully furnished apartments that may already have other tenants. She pays Rp 2.6 million (US$ 185.92) a month for a room, which she said was over her budget but worth it considering the amenities she got. The thought of sharing the space with two other women deterred her at first, b...