From mouldy plates to disco laundrettes - the future of communal living

September 20th, 2016 in Mark Henderson, Home Group CEO, blog

Group of people around an outdoor table

It’s hardly a new concept, ­­yet communal living is a hot topic.

There seem to be two distinct views on it – one side likening it to the mouldy-plate-years of university dorms, whilst the other argues that it helps build a common sense of belonging.

Communal living isn’t for everyone, but the merits are certainly clear – a space to call your own, as well as communal areas and facilities usually reserved for our fantasies of winning the lottery. London co-living provider The Collective, in Old Oak Common, boasts a library, a sports bar, a cinema and games room, a gym, a spa, and a roof garden. Not to mention the disco-laundrette. Yes, really. Read more on