WeLive Apartments Create a Dorm-Room Atmosphere for Adults
Digested from This new apartment is like a college dorm for grown-ups The Washington Post (5/2/16) McFarland, Matt
WeWork is known for its stylish collaborative office spaces, but this month theyre stepping into the apartment industry in New York City and Washington, D.C. WeLive is a communal living space, where tenants rent small furnished apartments microunits and share common areas.
WeLive offers amenities and month-to-month lease flexibility that some renters find desirable. The apartments arent dissimilar to a college dorm room, in that they may not have complete kitchens, and some of the beds fold into a wall. But the apartments common areas include game rooms, lounge areas and full-size kitchens.
WeLive spaces are set up to encourage social interaction among tenants. We want you to be able to look at whats going on [in the common areas] and see if you know someone, said Miguel McKelvey, the WeWork co-founder.
WeLive appears purpose-built for millennials in their 20s and 30s, but all ages are able to rent.
In Crystal City, outside of Washington, D.C., a studio apartment starts at $1,640; in New York City, units start at $2,550.