Hey there, lonely!

Hey there, lonely!

December 22, 2020 | BY UKO

Sometimes we end up feeling alone.  Friends move away; you’re living someplace new; or perhaps you’ve started a new job.  Sometimes feeling lonely is just a moment in time that can be fixed with a quick bit of advice. 

 

Co-living is a modern take on a share-house. It gives you a private studio and invites a sense of community.  It doesn’t matter if you are single, a couple, new to the country or in from another state.  UKO is the perfect launchpad to meet new friends and feel part of the neighbourhood real quick.

 

Privacy, security and space

 

UKO private studio units are designed to a highest quality with modern finishes. They have all been created to maximise space and comfort and entertain (yes, that’s on your agenda, even if it’s not right now).  Each unit has its own kitchenette facility and ensuite bathroom, making each space a comfortable and self-sufficient living space. 

 

Friends, community and entertainment

 

Our properties celebrate communal spaces to work, share a coffee, entertain, meet new friends or mingle.  It’s easy to make friends,collaborate and share ideas in this space.  It’s the perfect way to build a network and integrate quickly.

 

Every apartment has a host that plans events and entertainment to bring everyone together, so it never needs to feel forced or intimidating.  You can expect free yoga, BBQs and other social events.

 

Lonely just doesn’t exist at UKO, so what are you waiting for!  The new year is looming. You can literally just move in with a bag and go.  2021 is the year you make your mark and meet new found friends.  

 

“I’ve enjoyed the community events – we had an awesome Christmas dinner which was like one big family! I’ve also been able to make great professional connections.” 

UKO Resident – Stanmore

 

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CO-LIVING, VISIT WWW.UKO.COM.AU

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Cheers

UKO Crew


Top 5 house-keeping resolutions for 2021

Top 5 house-keeping resolutions for 2021

December 22, 2020 | BY UKO

 

Make your New Years’ resolution about you. And why not!  After the year we’ve had, you deserve to make a few important changes to build you up in 2021. Make 2021 your year of independence!

 

Here’s our top house-keeping tips to help you ease into the year ahead:

 

Live lighter

 

Make 2021 your year of lightness. This means less clutter, less baggage, less hassle, less rent. Your aim should be to do less of the stuff that weighs you down and chews up time and focus on giving back to yourself in other ways.  Time is precious and we need to protect it and make it work for us.  How will you make it work for you this year?

 

Take the stairs

Lockdown has delivered a year of unknowns.  It’s given food for thought in planning our year ahead. One thing is for sure, we need to practice healthier habits with every little thing we do.  Make Jan 01 2021 the day you decide to take the stairs and walk with ease to wherever it is you need to be and move on up this year.  

 

Get connected

 

Many people around the world got to feel the heaviness of loneliness this year sadly. If anything, it’s tested our personal space and showed us the importance of community. Make 2021 your year to connect more.  Reach out to others and belong to something greater than yourself. Enrich your life with community, stronger friendship and the support you deserve.

 

Live life your way

 

Commit to you! This is your year to live the way you really want.  There’s no time like now to start. If life has weighed you down this year, perhaps you need to think about the new practices and habits that will enable you more next year.  This could mean living more centrally, living with others, or living a more simpler life.  You may want to live closer to work or in walking distance to your locals.  Whatever you need, be sure the year ahead is kind and makes it possible for you to do the things in your life that really matter to you every day.

 

Off-line your life

 

2020 has seen us lose track of how long we spend online. Make 2021 your most productive year yet and find ways to celebrate living life your way by learning a new skill, meeting new friends, playing old-school board games, being outdoors, practicing yoga, gardening, cooking or anything that doesn;t involve a screen.  Your mind and body will thank you for this in the year ahead.

 

Resolution solution

It’s all ready for you.  Get your bags packed and move straight into your new designer ready-made studio.  Complete with friends, sunset views, free yoga, BBQ nights and best of all, your rent will cover it all.  All your resolutions are about to come true.

 

Take a closer look at some of the best co-living apartments located in and around Sydney.  Studios are now available.  Come book yourself a tour to see why our residents are thrilled with their new space:

 

Paddington

 

Paddington Village

 

Stanmore

 

Newtown

 

West Ryde

 

SPECIAL OFFER

 

Before the 2021 rates kick in we’d like to offer you a special offer for the first 3 months of the year. Get in touch to apply today and let us ease you into the year ahead.

 

Happy new Year!  Be kind to yourself in 2021 and come see what Co-living has to offer you.  You won’t believe the difference it will make to your life. Come and see it for yourself!

 

BOOK NOW

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Test if co-living is for you!

Test if co-living is for you!

December 22, 2020 | BY UKO

The biggest cities in the world are witnessing a social revolution. But is it for you?

The rise of co-working spaces is upon us. Social engagement and the increased cost of living has contributed greatly to the future of a community and lifestyle.  Co-living at UKO means connecting humans in all areas of life for a new way of living that’s lighter on stuff and richer in meaning. 

We’ve designed homes for those who want to live more collectively, and connectedly, it is an anchor for the curious to explore, create and socialise. 

There are several co-living spaces in Australia, the first of its kind being that of UKO, who have five (5) hubs in Sydney and are growing. We owe our success to our communities, who love nothing more than a flexible, stress-reduced, simple way of living. 

 

Here’s 5 way to test if this global trend is for you:

You love perks

It’s hard to think this one isn’t for us all.  Everyone loves a perk! And it seems to be a big appeal factor for our UKOers.

Do you look for amenities that feel new, are innovative, high in quality and unlike most rentals? Are you attracted to unique perks such as free on-site entertainment, laundry, house cleaning and even a host — and at no extra cost?  Do you look for reasonable rent prices, a diverse lifestyle and love the thought of sharing some of your time with like-minded people? 

 

You believe less is more

Do you crave experience? Do you have a love for aesthetics?  Is managing your finances better in 2021 on the cards? Do you like the idea of living a minimalistic life?  Do you like to feel organised and desire more control in your life?

Within a humble 22-35sqm in size, you’ll find a smart and innovative studio design at UKO.  Private studios are set up with functional simplicity and every space has been highly considered to maximise your living experience.   

You want rent to cover it all

Do you ever get the urge to move straight into a new apartment with just a bag in hand? Do you want your rent to cover everything, all bills, furnishings and more?

At UKO, every studio is fully furnished and fully private. Each includes beautifully designed spaces with appliances and a few consumables. Bills are fully covered, you can expect high speed WiFi and several other amenities, such as clean linen, BBQ’s, Movie Nights, Brunches, communal dinners and instant friends.

You could be juggling a student loan or moving out of home for the first time.  Maybe you are a young professional, single or a commuter looking to live centrally and reduce travel time. Perhaps you are a couple looking to live and save smarter with aim of finding a reliable, safe and quality life without the added hassles.

More people are looking to find easier, more convenient ways of living;  more are wanting to live sustainably, with fewer material items. More wish to spend their time and money on the things that matter most.

Solutions like UKO co-living enable people to live life in ways that allow them to shape their own lives, giving them the freedom they desire.

 

You are inspired by innovation

 

Are you nomadic by nature? Are you an imaginative and creative spirit who loves the idea of all things new?  You live for smart design and form to help you live life your way.  You may want to work flexible hours?  Or perhaps work from home.

Do you love to network and brainstorm ideas? Do you long for less housework? Do you long to have more time on your hands, freeing you up to focus on what matters most to you?

Are you into craft, well-engineered things and purpose-led design? Do you like to surround yourself with clever gadgets and solutions to get through your day?

You will love how functional designs make a difference and enhance your immediate living spaces rather than take away from them at UKO.

Do you also love being ‘IN IT’ and central to all things? Do you like being able to tap into life as you walk out the door? UKO co-living in Sydney offers several spaces, all in prime locations and within a quick walking distance to the events, best clubs, bars, restaurants and shops to have your home life experiences meet your good time ones as often as you feel the urge.

 

You want friendship and a community

 

 

Are you looking for an instant community and authentic friendships? Loneliness might have been a concern for you in the past and you are looking to move past it.  Do you like the security of having others around you? Do you desire a sustainable lifestyle that builds a bank of experiences and do you thrive on social interaction? 

Do you long to forge your own path and do things differently? What about true friendship and companionship in times of need? This is most definitely a place of connection for you to consider.  Although each studio is private, the communal spaces and host present the perfect opportunity for networking and collaboration. Your host will motivate get togethers, when times are safe to do so (outside any Covid restrictions) and your community awaits when you feel like connecting.  It’s like having friends on tap.

 

If you said YES to any of the above questions, then co-living will definitely suit you and you should consider booking a tour at UKO today.

 

BOOK A TOUR today or visit www.UKO.com.au for more information about co-living.

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Give Up Defining Yourself

Give Up Defining Yourself

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 | BY UKO

Harnessing Opportunities in a Digital Age

Image: Fall by Julius Popp, MONA. Popp’s work often uses technology, resulting in interdisciplinary ventures which reach across the boundaries of art and science.

An old-world told us to stick to a single discipline but also that we’re likely to have multiple careers within a lifetime. In university, we studied in the one faculty and at careers fairs, we were segmented to aim for a single career to gain market entry. This is paradoxical to market prospects.

From what I’ve seen studying in institutions and engaging with the corporate sector, following definition is limiting; and it has been those that haven’t wanted change who’ve been afraid of growth because of how it might disrupt a system that defined them. That’s right — there’s growth in change and learning in adaption.

During a time where a virus outbreak has upended systems that these mentalities were built around, any definition has to be erased and we have to start thinking differently about our lifestyles — how we live, work, what the growth industries are, and how we apply our education. Give up defining yourself, you won’t fail you’ll come to life.

How people in co-living are working

UKO is a collection of unique co-living spaces in Sydney comprised of remote workers, freelancers, startup founders, and recent grads breaking into industries… it’s global and it’s diverse. Within co-living, the people that you share your resources with are not just neighbors. They’re family at group dinners, friends for weekend adventures, and your inspiration for your next business idea or a collaborator on a project.

How people in co-living are learning

There’s an approach from a co-living community to design lifestyles as a collective. With such ambition, it’s essential to be a problem-solver and to think a bit differently. The collective is reflective of a growth mindset and full of inspiration.

A friend that I’ve made within the UKO community exemplifies this mentality… I met her as a digital marketer however discovered her background as a fashion designer. In her case, although educated and experienced in the discipline of fashion design, she was using digital technologies in her work which translates to digital marketing. It’s a world defined by social media — it’s full of content — visual imagery — like fashion design. In marketing terminology, the imagery is known as ‘assets’ in and messaging is how you communicate a brand…wow, how value is changing and existing virtually! Her education is applied in a new profession which adds value. Design is an interesting angle to work from within digital marketing, a profession heavily focussed on analytics and performance indicators and return on investment.

This is the importance of developing diverse networks. Wherever there’s different knowledge and experience to what you have there’s so much to be learned. Don’t be bound by what you perceive as your limits… to the contrary always think about how to push them further. I see that now is not the time to back down from evolution but to pursue it. The value in a lifestyle built around community amplifies the opportunities and ability to create such networks.

The future professional

As COVID has upended the systems that we were indoctrinated into, there’s the opportunity to create new ones in a community that supports the adaption of work and life. Co-living is shaping the future professional and there’s no better time than now than to contribute to creating this.

If you’ve defined yourself — give it up. Lean into a community such as a UKO and investigate the ‘how’ in terms of addressing challenges and understanding the ways in which people are freelancing, consulting, working from home, and building side hustles. If you’re wondering how to get started, watch this space as we look further into the specifics. Breaks in the system mean the opportunity to create something new — old ways won’t open new doors.