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 fully furnished service 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 accommodation 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.


Intersecting Lifestyle with Design and Tech

Intersecting Lifestyle with Design and Tech


How design and technology are re-inventing our lifestyles.

UKO is a collection of unique spaces where you can live in inner-Sydney in your own way. Each space is unique and purpose-built for its site and suburb.

UKO co-living communities are inspired by the Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France, designed by architect, Le Corbusier. The 1950’s design was a response to families in need of housing after the bombings of France. This new housing project focused on the concept of functionality and communal living… yes, very far-flung from the ‘American dream’ of a car and a house in the suburbs born out of the late 20th century.

In another project, Le Corbusier explored minimalist living designing and living, for a time, in Cabanon de Vacances (holiday cottage). This design is starkly different from the Unite d’Habitation, however, embodies the same concepts and the exploration of minimalism and functionality through design.

Image for post

Cabanon de vacances

Image for post

UKO Stanmore

The influence of green colour and raw materials utilised in the Cabanon de vacances is evident at UKO Stanmore. UKO has taken tried concepts, combined them, and is executing them in a new context — time and place. Now is a time of significant disruption, now is technologically advanced and how we create communities is fundamentally different to the 1950’s.

A new age

The concepts of community, locality, and practicality pioneered by Le Corbusier are carried through in co-living. Co-living embodies a similar role of cafes during the Age of Enlightenment that brought on social change in Europe. Two centuries before Le Corbusier, it was the cafes that were a significant place for meetings and interaction — the generation of, and collaboration on ideas. UKO communities are becoming such places.

How living spaces, short lease furnished apartments and communities are now transcending change is aided by technology in a new age that’s globalized and digital. However, the way in which it intersects with the real-world yearns for authenticity from users. We’re all human so the intersection is delicate. The family-unit and work may have evolved dramatically but home or community will always be a focal point of our lives.

Image for post
We hold supercomputers in the palms of our hands.

Technology designed around UKO Life

The way that co-living spaces, such as UKO, are employing technology evolves tenants as customers by delivering a complete rental experience. With simply your phone you can organise a UKO tour, subscribe to live at a space, pay your weekly subscription, unlock your front door, and connect with the UKO social networks and to events. When Design as a discipline is elevated with technology we’re on our way to achieving the new 21st-century dream.