What kind of habitat should we create for the Erasmus generation, digital nomads, telecommuters, freelancers, and interns who come from the world over to live in the metropolis ?
What housing can we offer those who aspire to live in reinvented, pluralist spaces that marry a desire for privacy with a flexibility of use and sharing?
Coliving emerged in the early 2000s in the United States alongside the spread of the digital revolution. Based on the principles of community, sharing, and mobility, it expresses sociological, urban, economic, and demographic shifts through a new form of habitat. Like coworking, which has disrupted the world of office spaces in just a few years, coliving has begun to transform our notions of ownership and habitat. Homy aims to explain and ilustrate this model of habitat. The challenge here has been to allow everyone, actors in city life, architects, urban planners, interior decorators, developers, as well as residents and users, to come to see and understand this phenomenon more clearly.