About us

Live in the inner-city,
And do it your way.

Here at UKO, we’ve created a collection of unique spaces, where you can live in the inner-city, and do it your way.

We’re here to help you live differently than you have before by leading the rental revolution and inspiring a way to live well both privately, but be a part of your very own community too.

Life at UKO means experiencing living with others without the nags. There’ll be no splitting utility bills, no dodgy wifi connections, no shared bonds and no arguments about whose turn it is to clean the lounge. This is all-inclusive style co-living. Just bring yourself, and we’ll worry about the rest.

UKO studio apartments and locations are as diverse as our people are. Each UKO is a collection of smartly designed private spaces and vibrant open spaces, that allow you to live and experience UKO life in your way.

Frequently asked questions

We currently have two UKO’s open in Sydney. Our first one in Stanmore and our newest addition in Paddington.  We have Newtown opening later in the year.

UKO is inspired by a Japanese word that means transcending the conventional. In other words, we like to do things differently.

It’s a new style of short and long-term housing, providing guests with convenient living and the option of using share spaces. Typically, there is a collaborative village culture where residents share similar interests and values and feel connected to their local community.

Co-living doesn’t discriminate, UKO is for people who value space, convenience and a community of like-minded humans. If you are a Sydney-sider this is your new and convenient connection to your city. If you are a first timer to Sydney this is where you’ll find your feet. If you are here for work this will tick your professional and personal boxes.

Yes! All UKOs have a Community Host whose job it is to organise options for people to do. For instance we have a communal meal every 2nd Monday night. Every second Tuesdays there is a movie in the courtyard and last Thursday of the month there is wine tasting. We also have Yoga on Saturday mornings.

The UKO studios average 27sqm.

We want you to make the most of your space and create a layout that’s fit for you. The adjustable furniture in UKO rooms give you the option to have a mini lounge room, dining area or exercise space whenever, however you like.

Our leases are 3 months but you can leave after a month without penalty.

You are welcome to stay up to 12 months.

We take a 2 week bond.

Most guests use direct debit but you can also payway card which will allow payments via Credit card, EFT, Direct debit, Bpay or even at the post office.

Of course! Otherwise they wouldn’t be communal. All UKO guests can use the common spaces to work, chill or cook.

For sure – this is your pad! Though we do require all friends to sign in for security reasons.

Street parking is readily available otherwise we have several secure basement parking spots for $50 per week.

Yep, there are 2 brand new Speed Queen washer/dryers on the ground floor. They are $3 a cycle. Hit up the Community Host for coins.

UKO Stanmore is at 30-34 Paramatta road and UKO Paddington is 248 Moore Park Rd.

Prices start from $525 per week.

Couples need to pay 12% of the rental fee extra per week.

Absolutely. Every 2 weeks.

Yes. We ask you keep your space clean and hygienic. The Community Host can arrange professional cleaning super cheap if you’re short of time.

Don’t be silly.

No problem. Just give us 1 month notice. We may have to adjust the rent if you were on a long term rate but you are not locked in.

We wish! Unfortunately though, to be fair to all guests we cannot allow any furry creatures.

Yes, within reason we can store any large items for you for the duration of your stay.

UKO is expanding so we are always on the look out for our next Community Host! If you are a real people person who loves hosting dinner parties, and making everyone feel at home – shoot through your CV to hello@uko.com.au.