Co-Living Rental Experiment Continues in Alamo Square District
If you work for a Fortune 500 Company that has offices in or near San Francisco you’re in luck. You can co-live with other F500 talent at a mansion in Alamo Square District at 1000 Fulton Street. The made-over Archbishop’s Mansion includes a sake room (warm or chilled), a dining room seating up to 40 renters at a time, and, of course, a yoga/meditation space in the former ballroom of the mansion for occupants to center themselves and discover/cultivate their inner selves.
The occupants pony up $4,500 a month (or $1,200 a week) for living areas, co-work environments, shared kitchen and laundry facilities.
According to a piece in bizjournals.com the co-living startup Roam is the latest company to entice in tenants through the co-living philosophy and amenities, in direct competition to other towers and apartment complexes seeking higher end renters. Other companies have tried the same co-living experiment, and crashed and burned. And group housing is meeting some obstacles at City Hall.
Roam spokesperson Jessica Tran offered, “What if we start small but [at least] open up a testing ground for how far co-living can be taken?” Roam offers similar abodes in other locations (Miami, Bali currently and ten more to come nationally, internationally) and if you sign a lease you have entrée to all the properties. The target audience is Millennials who need a place to live “for a week or a lifetime” as the Roam website touts.