Frequently Asked Questions

We put together this FAQ to help you better understand how Cohabs works. If you’re a current member and have questions about your experience, please reach out to us at hi@cohabs.com.

All the information were accurate at the time of this post - January 2017.

About the concept

What is co-living? Who can apply?

Coliving is a modern form of housing where residents share living space and a set of interests, values, and intentions. It’s a new take on an old idea, imagined by a millennial generation that values things like openness and collaboration, social networking, and the sharing economy.
 Cohabs houses are all composed of private rooms and common spaces such as a kitchen, a living room and a dinning room to facilitate communication between members.

Everyone can apply. Most of our members are working professionals between 22 and 30 years old.

What about the community? Who are your members?

Right now, Cohabs is composed by 75 members coming from all around the world, from the chilly ice lands of Canada to the sunny beaches of Rio. Most of our members are curious and open-minded, they’re just looking for new opportunities to connect and learn new things.

Our community
What kind of events are usually organized?

Different type of events are organized every month for or by the members. It can be a movie night, a yoga class, a poker tournament, a citizen initiative, a soccer game or simply a dinner.

What are the Cohabs services?

In addition to the accommodation, every member can get a monthly subscription service that handles their grocery shopping, laundry, dry cleaning and room cleaning so they can spend their time doing the things they love. This is not included in the rent.

About your stay

How can I get a room?

You first have to apply online to verify room availability. If we have a room available at the date you’re looking for, you will be contacted by one of our House Manager to schedule a visit.

How much does it cost?

Our memberships are all-inclusive. The price you see is the price you will pay. On average, the pricing for a room is around 680€. In addition to the rent, we ask for a 2 months deposit that we pay back once you move-out.

How does the renting system work?

The rent will be either automatically taken from your account or you can do it manually each month. In the later case, you will have to do so before the 5th of the ongoing month.

What’s included in the membership?

Beyond living & connecting with an open-minded community, a membership includes:
a fully-furnished room
large and well-decorated common spaces
a tech-friendly environment : Nuki, Ring, Spotify, Sonos, Apple TV, HDTV, Smart thermostat, Wi-Fi
all utilities
weekly cleaning of the common spaces
monthly events

How to deal with the check in/ check out?

The check in and the check out are done through an application with your House Manager. In case of damages in the room, the amount for the reparation will be retained from your deposit.
 In case of damages in the common spaces, the amount for the reparation will be split between the people currently living in the house.

What’s a House Manager?

A House Manager is a peer-elected member who is responsible for maintaining the good condition of the house and the well-being of the other members. Each house has it’s own House Manager.

How long can I stay in a Cohabs house?

The minimum length of a stay is 3 months while the maximum is 3 years.

Is it possible to move from one house to another?

Yes, as long as there is a free room. Moreover, you have priority over people not in the Cohabs network yet.

Can I make changes in my room?

You can do pretty much what you want in your room as long as you give it back the way you found it.

Can I terminate my lease before it’s term?

Yes but we’re asking for a two-months notice before leaving the house.

Can I invite a friend to stay with me?

Yes, as long as your housemates agree with it. Once in a house, the House Manager will be your referent.

How to deal with an unpleasantness during my stay?

Every member get access to our dedicated Cohabs application. Within the application, you will be able to report an incident or add a wish for your house.

General informations

Are couples allowed?

No. Cohabs houses are designed for a single use of the room.

Are pets allowed?

No.

Is there parking accommodations?

We don’t have private parkings for any of the houses.

Is there a curfew?

Cohabs don’t impose any curfew on it’s houses but we count on our members to respect the neighborhood.

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