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Coliving Manners: Coliving Guide for Peaceful Community

There are innumerable ways people carry themselves that people adopt in the communities we live in. Some we’re accustomed to, and some are so foreign to us we fail to relate.

Often, what we deem as normal differs drastically from the next person. 

What’s more, coliving communities are composed of individuals with different backgrounds and lifestyles. All this means that anyone living in these communities needs to get accustomed to multiple ways of life.

Additionally, the coliving model offers individuals more flexibility in moving in and out from the compound as they please than the constraints of the usual flat mate set-up.

This flexibility is what necessitates coliving community supervisors upholding strict rules for coliving tenants to abide by.

Without these, individuals may end up acting out in unacceptable, insolent ways that violate other tenants, leading to strained relations.

Guides and rules exist to assist in establishing peace and harmony within a common space. These guidelines need to be exhaustive and elaborate to make it clear to all the tenants what’s acceptable and what isn’t. For instance, instead of leaving a rule simply as “respect your housemates,” it’ll be explicitly expressed as “don’t leave unwashed dishes in the shared sink.”

Let’s explore them all!

Coliving Rules For A Happy Community 

A coliving network guide establishes an agreed upon set of rules on what practices are acceptable in the house and what won’t go on without serious consequences. It’s critical to impart these standards to tenants as well as have them on display around the compound as a constant reminder.

Additionally, you ought to discuss the outcomes of what will happen to tenants that defy a guideline when they first move in. Make sure that these ramifications are well understood, and clearly stated in an official document and something the tenants and supervisor shook on.

In the event that something drastic occurs and you have to evict an occupant, having communicated this at the beginning of the tenant’s stay will protect you if any legal action is taken against you.

Let’s check out 10 coliving community living guides that coliving hosts can uphold in their own spaces. 

Rule 1: Don’t Leave Your Personal Belongings In The Shared Spaces 

Things like disposing things well when you’re done using them, and packing things away after using a common space. Common spaces are for everyone’s convenience, and shouldn’t be left scattered in a way that’ll inconvenience the next person. Allowing your things to be all over the place means other’s need to be cleaning up after you whenever they want to use the common space. Also, consider the fact that if you leave your personal property in the communal space, other’s will assume that it’s communal property and use it. If it happens that they use it and it breaks, it’s not entirely their fault since you left it there yourself. 

Rule 2: Go Out Of Your Way To Get Acquainted With Your Housemates 

As a newbie in the community, make a conscious effort to talk to and get to know your housemates. Any living set-up flourishes when every member of the household plays their part in attempting to get familiar with one another’s names and sets aside the time and effort to introduce themselves. As this is a mutual space, sharing a little about yourself is a significant part of the process. Additionally, make a point to be friendly and greet others when you see each other. Being overlooked, even accidentally, can cause individuals to feel detached. 

Rule 3: Inform The Other Housemates Before Hosting Any Guests 

Hosting a gathering of friends, regardless of the size, can be a distraction to the other occupants. In the event that you need to have companions over, make a point to ask your housemates first. Obviously, when they do come, be respectful by not being excessively noisy, tidying up after yourselves and being inviting to the other housemates as they move around the house. 

Rule 4: If You Share A Room, Keep Your Space Clean and Store Away All Your Possessions 

If yours is a shared room, you should be clever about augmenting the space to fit you and your roomy cozily. You should consistently clean up your territory and make sure you’re not clumsy. Whenever you leave heaps of garments all over, keep in mind that you’re stepping on the toes of your flat mates who’ll be forced to stare at your disorder. Keeping your things clean shows a degree of respect that we expect out of our tenants. On the off chance that there are storage spaces in the room, store your assets away in them. 

Rule 5: Tidy up after yourself  

Whenever you use the kitchen space, the restroom, or a common space, ensure that you tidy up after yourself when you’re through. Try not to leave a filthy dish in the sink for another person to tidy up. On the off chance that you bring your toiletries into a mutual restroom to use, pack them together and take them with you when you’re through. In case you’re eating out of a takeaway food compartment in a common space, toss it out/reuse it when you’re done. Easily overlooked details like this assist in keeping the space spotless and clean. 

Rule 6: Silence Between 10 pm and 9 am 

Everyone has distinctive resting timetables and calm hours help us to regard them. Calm hours mean no noisy calls, media streaming or discussions in shared rooms and also collective spaces inside this time span. Put yourself in other people’s shoes and consider how you’d feel if you were woken by another person’s tumult, and afterward show similar regard to your flat mates. 

Rule 7: No Calls or Meetings in the Shared Space 

Cooperating spaces are intended for individuals to work without interruptions. On the off chance that you have to answer a call, do it in a gathering room (if there is one) or locate a communal space that is unoccupied. The same goes for conferences. If there are colleagues or business partners with you, don’t swarm the collaborating space to take personal calls. The collaborating space should be tranquil so that people can work and focus. 

Rule 8: Security Measures: Lock And Secure All Doors And Windows Prior To Leaving The Property 

Within a coliving space, we share the same environment, which implies that we depend on one another to keep our belongings, and our flat mates, out of danger. Take care to always close and lock the entirety of the entryways when you exit the property, and if you’re the last one out, secure the windows as well. Everyone has assets inside and it’s our collective responsibility to protect them. 

Rule 9: Don’t Play Your Music On Speakers 

Besides having different tastes in music, no one wants to be disturbed by someone else’s music being played on full blast. Besides, if your music is playing loudly, you ultimately put other people in an uncomfortable position where they have to ask you to turn it down. To avoid any uncomfortable situations like these, invest in a good pair of headphones to avoid disturbing other people. Only if the entire house consents that it’s ok can you play music on a stereo.

Rule 10: For Smokers, Only Smoke Outside

This is common sense, but if you smoke, never do it in the presence of everyone. Go outside and smoke. Never smoke inside the house. IIf there isn’t a specific area for you to smoke, ask the caretaker where you could smoke so that you don’t disturb other tenants.


Great Rules Make For A Harmonious Community 

Everyone is unique, and rules for a mutual space help us all live respectively in harmony. Obviously, rules can’t keep disagreements from occurring or friction from arising every once in a while, however they definitely help. 

By authorizing a list of coliving community standards, you’re giving your inhabitants the most ideal space to get along, indicate common regard, and above all making some extraordinary memories together.