The Atlantic staffer Alana Semuels explores a new housing model that's sort of like a grown-up dorm for millennials.
She shares the story of Troy Evans, who is adapting the co-working concept to housing in Syracuse, N.Y. His Commonspace project will feature 21 microunits, which each pack a tiny kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living space into 300-square-feet, according to Semuels. She writes:
The microunits surround shared common areas including a chef’s kitchen, a game room, and a TV room. Worried about the complicated social dynamics of so many Millennials in one living unit? Fear not, Evans and partner John Talarico are hiring a “social engineer” who will facilitate group events and maintain harmony among roommates.
“We’re trying to combine an affordable apartment with this community style of living, rather than living by yourself in a one-bedroom in the suburbs,” says Evans.