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The Co-Liv Podcast

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Welcome to the Co-Liv podcast, in which we explore learnings, insights and discussions with coliving operators and professionals.If you're new to this podcast, Co-Liv is the global non-profit organisation, ecosystem and do-tank whose mission is to empower the coliving phenomenon. We are able to do w… read more

98 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Building Connection Through Co-Living: A Conversation with Dillon Pike

January 11th, 2023


In this conversation, Christian Schmitz, Co-Liv Tech Ambassador, and Dillon Pike, the product manager of HousingAnywhere, discuss the definition of co-living from both a personal and a formal point of view.  Dillan …

In conversation with : Stephanie O'Brien from Aashna Living

February 8th, 2022


In this episode, Stephanie O'Brien, founder of Aashna Living communities which is a hybrid of designer quality accommodations, wellness-focused activities, and eco-retreat destination experiences.

Interviewed by Co-Liv …

Tech Community Breakfast Talks: How to connect multiple coliving communities online

February 1st, 2022


Speaking on how to connect multiple coliving communities online, Gaëtan de Dietrich is an award-winning coliving operator and the former Head of …

Coliving 2022 and beyond in the nordics. Investors, Operators, Developers & Colivers

December 17th, 2021


In this series of Nordic events, our ambassadors are excited to team up with Coly, Allihoop, Conscious Coliving, and 20-30 Coliving, who'll share …

Cummari' - A stylish coliving and coworking space for female solo travellers in Catania - ITALY

December 16th, 2021


Cummari is a place for solo female travellers, artists, and digital nomads to find inspiration although all genders and identities are welcomed and …

On Coliving, Company Growth and Learnings with DoveVivo

December 2nd, 2021


In today's episode, Gui Perdrix interviews Giulio Limongelli, Chief Operating Officer at DoveVivo, one of Europe's largest coliving operators. In …

Intentional & Sustainable Living in Hawaii - Pono Home

October 10th, 2021


Inspired by the 2017 Co-Liv Conference in San Francisco, Scott Cooney renovated a multi-level house in Hawaii to develop a small version of an …

Cultural context & sustainability in business

October 10th, 2021


With a coliving concept in development, Jack Renteria from Generation Global is a Canadian who has lived across the Nordics over the last 30 years.

Coliving multiverse: formats, standards and "holywars"

September 15th, 2021


New coliving investors and owners frequently ask to prove that one coliving model is "genuine" and the other is not. 

There are dozens of opinions on …

Coliving and Coworking Somewhere Different

September 15th, 2021


In this episode Cate, Co-Liv UK Ambassador talks to Duncan, founder of Somewhere Different, the first coliving and coworking in Blackpool UK.

Duncan …

The Co-Liv Tech Community serie. Episode5 - res:harmonics

August 4th, 2021


This is the Co-Liv Tech Community podcast led by Co-liv Head of Tech Christian Schmitz where together with our international guests and tech …

The future of student housing and communities and the crossovers with coliving

August 3rd, 2021


Student housing industry experts will explore this topic and examine the importance of community for students and what are the crossovers with the …

In conversation with : Roy Sagi from Rimbo Rent

August 3rd, 2021


In this episode, Roy Sagi, founder of tech company Rimbo Rent, explains his entrepreneurial journey into the coliving segment and how operators can …

How can coliving support the evolution of the world of work?

July 13th, 2021



Antonin Yuji Maeno (cofounder, architect at Cutwork), Gregory Cardona (Director of Development at THE BABEL COMMUNITY ), and some surprise guests will explore:

What are the …

Co-evolution: Coliving innovations bridging the urban-rural divide in Portugal

July 9th, 2021


Crises are a powerful adrenaline for innovation and this pandemic isn’t different. Across the world, shifts in work habits, customer behaviours, and …

Reconversión de hoteles a co-living, estrategia frente a la “nueva normalidad - IN SPANISH

July 9th, 2021


Alicia Álvarez, GM en Generator y Ariadna Randuà, Marketing Manager en Gallery Hoteles nos ofrecerán su visión sobre como los hoteles encaran la nueva normalidad adaptándose a nuevos formatos y estrategias como, por …

Coliving VS Gentrification : faire face à l’impact du coliving sur la ville

June 23rd, 2021



Emmanuelle Cosse, ancienne Ministre du Logement et de l’Habitat durable, se joindra à nous pour répondre à certaines des grandes questions inconfortables auxquelles …

The Co-Liv Tech Community serie. Episode4: Washin

June 15th, 2021


This is the Co-Liv Tech Community podcast led by Co-liv Head of Tech Christian Schmitz where together with our international guests and tech …

Rethinking hospitality: Is Coliving an alternative?

June 10th, 2021


Fist collaboration between Co-Liv and ReWomen.

In this episode we will discuss how and why coliving could be an alternative to hospitality and how …

The future of rural colivings + highlights of Co-Liv Summit 2021

June 5th, 2021



Our panelists include Sergey Dolgov, founder of Melnica.Space Space, and Leonid Kozlov, founder of Hack …

Coliving Hotel Conversion

June 3rd, 2021


This episode features a talk from Johannes Peter, founder of TomoDomo Coliving, a Swiss coliving brand, and broadcasted live from the newly opened …

Sustainable Real Estate development of co-living in the Nordics – the Life X Copenhagen experience

June 3rd, 2021


In this episode we will cover scaling/growth: differences in regulations in between the cities / different approaches to coliving / coliving as a …

Zoku Vienna - The official opening and future plans for the hybrid model

June 1st, 2021


Caterina, our Head of Ambassador and Community and Partnership Manager at SALTO Systems, was invited to Zoku Vienna for their pre-opening.

In this episode she caught up with Patrizia Zueck, Sales Manager at Zoku Vienna …

The Co-Liv Tech Community serie. Episode3: JumboTiger

May 17th, 2021


This is the Co-Liv Tech Community podcast led by Co-liv Head of Tech Christian Schmitz where together with our international guests and tech …

Coliving towards sustainable cities

May 2nd, 2021


In the episode we discuss the following :

Learn how coliving and smarter use of real estate contribute to sustainable cities.
We'll address the UN …

Sustainable communities and buildings

May 1st, 2021


*** This episode is in Spanish ***

Obtenga más información sobre el futuro del coliving y los edificios compartidos de 2 expertos en innovación y …

Mallorca: An overview of the coliving scene

April 30th, 2021


In this episode our three panelists will introduce us to the coliving scene in Mallorca. They'll give an overview of what is happening right now and …

The Co-Liv Tech Community serie. Episode 2: Young Global Living

April 30th, 2021


This is the Co-Liv Tech Community podcast led by Co-liv Head of Tech Christian Schmitz where together with our international guests and tech …

Off-site Construction Solutions for the Coliving Industry

April 27th, 2021


This episode will look at the state of off-site construction technology, its applications, and the numerous potential benefits to the coliving …

The Co-Liv Tech Community serie. Episode 1 : Eagle Eye Networks

April 27th, 2021


This is the Co-Liv Tech Community podcast led by Co-liv Head of Tech Christian Schmitz.

Together with our international guests and tech application …

COLIVING, LA NUEVA OPORTUNIDAD PARA PROPIETARIOS Y INVERSIONISTAS (Why is coliving a good business for landlords and investors?)

April 25th, 2021


***This episode is in Spanish***

Hemos juntado los esfuerzos entre operadores chilenos y argentinos para hablar sobre cómo el coliving puede resolver …

Living the Habyt way.

April 22nd, 2021


In this episode, Co-Liv Head of Ambassador Cate Maiolini interviews, in exclusive, Habyt's CEO and Founder Luca Bovone.

They discuss how the brand's …

Coliving and affordable housing in Africa

April 14th, 2021


In this episode we explore how Africa is thinking and acting on affordable housing, and how coliving plays a big role.

Our panelists include Murray …

Community Frameworks: different models for coliving communities and shared experiences

April 12th, 2021


This episode will focus on the following topics:

How can we design environments and mindsets to cultivate authentic communities?
How do we balance …

Coliving: International Expansion

April 2nd, 2021


Building and growing a coliving community is challenging but expanding into another country successfully is nearly impossible. 

In this episode we …

Commercial to Residential Conversions: Myth or A Realistic Pathway to Coliving Projects in Portugal?

April 1st, 2021


Crisis often creates new opportunities. Office buildings, shopping malls, large retailers, and restaurants are increasingly being made obsolete as …

New customer needs and major barriers for coliving residents.

March 22nd, 2021


In this episode we explore  The emergence of new customer needs in real estate Major barriers for using joint residential rent for Gen Z Customer …

Transformation ➞ Offices into Shared Residential & Coliving

March 18th, 2021



Que signifie l’essor du télétravail au-delà du secteur du bureau, et comment transformer les bureaux inutilisés en une nouvelle opportunité ? Quels sont les principaux …

Gravity: from 0 to 1 Scaling during a global pandemic

March 15th, 2021


Gravity co-founder Riccardo Tessaro & their head of operations Robert Birch talk about the growth of Gravity Co-living .
From the fundamental reasons why they started Gravity, the lessons they learned along the …

Urban V Rural Coliving

March 10th, 2021


*** Please note this podcast is in Spanish language ***

Las preguntas clave que exploraremos estarán centradas en las diferencias y similitudes entre …

Big scale coliving lands in Portugal: The rise of a new asset class

March 5th, 2021


For a new real estate product to achieve true market traction within a country, a proof of concept is a must, and we now have it in Portugal. In this edition, we have the privilege of gaining first-hand insights into …

Coliving 2021 and beyond: winners, losers, and how the pandemic is changing the game.

February 15th, 2021


This episode focuses  on 'Coliving 2021 and beyond: winners, losers, and how the pandemic is changing the game'.

- How will coliving operators, …

Coliving in the USA: Exploring the current landscape

February 12th, 2021


In this USA focus episode we are going to explore the current coliving landscape with operators, investors, and tech experts about industry trends …

Lo último en tecnología para el mundo del Coliving

February 11th, 2021


*** Please note this podcast is in Spanish language ***

Las preguntas clave que exploraremos: ¿De qué manera la tecnología puede mejorar la …

Gui Perdix and Sandra on UX and Co-Liv onboarding program.

February 4th, 2021


Sandra joined Co-Liv in September 2020. She led a service design project that aimed to understand what could best serve coliving professionals, and …

Portugal Coliving Outlook 2021: Accelerating out of the crisis

February 3rd, 2021


2021 will no doubt mark a turning point.
Society has fundamentally shifted due to this pandemic and in this episode, we will look at what to expect …

Coliving Outlook - What shifts can the coliving movement expect in 2021 (French Language )

January 19th, 2021



What shifts can the coliving movement expect in 2021? What do coliving tenants and communities need …

How to create impact places

December 30th, 2020


This episode will focus on the "How to create impact places". Let's talk about strong, appealing, and influential places. What is the role of the …

Co-Living Reflections in Germany: From surviving to thriving in times of crisis.

December 27th, 2020


In this episode we want to gather the German co-living community for a collaborative recap of 2020.
From survival mode to business pivots and …

In conversation with Claire Flurin, Co-Liv co-founder and coliving visionaire.

December 24th, 2020


House as a consumer product: controversial? Yes. Is it where the future is heading? Also yes!

In this episode, Cate speaks to  Co-Liv co-founder and current Executive team member Claire Flurin about the beginning of …

Russia virtual co-liv event - How to unite people using community management and facilitation skills.

December 23rd, 2020


** Please note this podcast is in Russian language **  

In this episode we are super excited to  team up with Smena Station, Melnica.Space, Flats of …

Legal Hurtles to Coliving

December 20th, 2020



In this episode we focus on: 'Legal Hurtles to Coliving'.  The key question we will explore: …

Coliving chaper Africa

December 10th, 2020


This fantastic panel of industry professionals discuss the rise of Coliving in Africa and how and why technology will speed this rise much faster …

Coliving in the U.A.E

December 7th, 2020


A panel of fantastic industry professionals look at the rise of Coliving in the UAE.   

Key Speakers:  - Bass Ackermann - Founder - Hive Coliv and …

Sexual Assault: addressing issues of boundaries, violation, and harassment in coliving

December 5th, 2020


Sadly, sexual assault is still an under-discussed topic.  
This roundtable discussion aims to help break this stigma and provide awareness, education

Is Coliving dead?

December 3rd, 2020


Hear from  Andrew Purdon first (Senior Director and Head of Coliving Transaction at CBRE UK) and  Todd Gill (CEO / Founder at Cohost Group Limited in …

El concepto coliving y su papel como solución de vida en ciudades más inteligentes

December 2nd, 2020


*** Please note this podcast is in Spanish language ***

Alejandra Labarca,  Directora Ejecutiva en Somos New City habla sobre Innovar para una mejor calidad de vida
Gabriel Cid, CEO y fundador de , …

Progettare per il futuro: l’abitare in età anziana

December 1st, 2020


*** Please note this podcast is in Italian language ***

L’invecchiamento della popolazione è un processo globale, che ha delle implicazioni …

Hotels & Hostels Conversion to Coliving

November 30th, 2020


In this episode B-Hive Living Coliving will  discuss changes in lifestyle and the severe impact of the pandemic are driving many hotel and hostel …

BTR 2021 - Built to Rent y las nuevas tendencias en el mercado español, Co-living

November 26th, 2020


*** Please note this podcast is in Spanish language ***

Las preguntas clave que exploraremos: ¿Qué es el Built to Rent? ¿Por qué es este el momento para el BTR? ¿Por que está funcionando el Built to Rent en un Pais …

Christian Schmitz on the importance of Tech and announcing the Co-Liv Tech Community

November 25th, 2020


"Working on the beaten track is not for me: My ambition is triggered when a simple thought becomes an actual idea fuelled by a great deal of passion, that’s where the magic happens"

In this episode guest Christian …

Intergenerational Coliving

November 22nd, 2020


*** Please note this podcast is in English and French language **

A freat line-up of speakers including Céline Amaury, founder of Xenia Cohabitation,

Coliving Finances with William Johnson Mota and Alla Tsytovich

November 20th, 2020


In this podcast we have teamed up with Log Inn Colivings & B-Hive Living to discuss about finances and business models of colivings of different …

Intergenerational Design in Co-Living

November 17th, 2020


Lucy McInally presents her work with the City Region Deal at Stirling Uni defining intergenerational living/design and its differences from …

How technology can build tomorrow's advantage in coliving post pandemic

November 16th, 2020


B-Hive Living Stricter safety measures, the ever-changing tenant needs and an uncertain economic environment – we all know that there is no return to status past this pandemic. The world already is and will become much …

Experience Engineering at the foundation of your Coliving brand

November 13th, 2020


The key speaker in this episode is  Andre Wiringa who is the Founder & Chief Reverse Engineer at Start Reverse and the author of the book Start Reverse - To go Beyond Customer Satisfaction. He tells us about the …

How to build a sustainable coliving

November 12th, 2020


In this podcast we have Jonathan Andersson - Coliving researcher & Community developer, as our guest speaker. He will be talking to Caterina …

Coliving In Italia: Vivere e creare un coliving

November 11th, 2020


*** Please note this podcast is in Italian language ***

I guest speakers Angelo Pellegrino e Massimiliano Piarulli sono i due Founders di BedStudent, …

Hotel to Coliving in Ukraine

November 9th, 2020


This episode will focus on the "viability and scenarios of transformation with experienced hoteliers and coliving operators"
Key speakers Lyuba …

"That's the story... the true story"  Fabrice Simondi on founding Co-Liv and his current work with Vitanoe and Co-Liv

November 8th, 2020


"That't the story... the true story"

In this episode Cate speaks to Fabrice Simondi, Co-Liv co-founder and current President about the story of Co-Liv, the why and the how. Cate and Fabrice also talk about Fabrice's …

The present and future of coliving: Ukraine chapter

November 5th, 2020


Guest Speakers  Sergey Dolgov and Olga Dolgova (Melnica Space) and Nikita Kuimov (Smena Station) will be talking about the  present and future of …

Designing for shared living & community experience

October 28th, 2020


Throw back to this great event where guests Piotr Kalinowski (MIXD) and Nenad Manasijevic (tp Bennett) discuss the insights and practical applications edition, focusing on the relationship between user and space. 

This …

The Coliving Way: Creating the Next Level of HMO

October 26th, 2020


In this episode guest speaker  Matt Baker of Scott Baker Properties will be highlighting Coliving as a future-proof investment strategy through case …

Coliving for the social good

October 20th, 2020


Our fantastic guest Anders Varger CEO of Hubville will be  telling us his story of planning a new part of a city in Sweden, making people happier and feeling better.

This is the recording of the Nordic event in …

What is a Coliving? Chapter RUSSIA

October 19th, 2020


Guests Sergey Dolgov (Melnitsa Space) with the experience of survey on types of coliving & managing rural coliving, Nikita Kuimov (Smena Station) …

Williams Johnson Mota on B-Hive Living, why coliving is the future and how we are shaping the world we'll live in.

October 18th, 2020


In this episode Cate chats to WIlliam, Co-Liv ambassador who  is a former C-Level executive and impact entrepreneur with 15+ experience of building international businesses. He is the chief creative architect of B-Hive …

INVESTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: Balancing risk and reward of coliving & other PRS strategies in the new normal

October 16th, 2020


Guest speakers for this episode  will explore how to leverage the widespread opportunities brought by this pandemic and de-risk investments in …

Nuove comunità intergenerazionali nei borghi rurali

October 13th, 2020


This episode is in Italian.

La nostra ospite Mariella Stella, co-founder di Casa Netural  nonchè tri-mamma appassionata di comunità, welfare e cambiamento in questo episodio condivide la sua esperienza legata al …

CCCSEE & the European Freelance week : how coworking and coliving together are changing the world.

October 9th, 2020


This week's podcast is all about the CCCSEE ( coworking and coliving conference for South East Europe) on the 22nd October and the European …

Coliving in the Netherlands : the strengths of hybrid real estate

October 7th, 2020


Guest  speakers on this episode are Lisanne Rissik, architect at Neutelings Riedijk Architects & Hans Meyer, co-founder at Zoku (
Central theme of the discussion is the strengths of hybrid real …

Empowering Hospitality / Real Estate industry with innovative solutions

October 3rd, 2020


Guest speakers will focus on redefining Hospitality Industry with Coliving Concepts.

Guests are :

Ian Wilson, Advisor and Mentor / Emeritus SVP of …

Carles Ribes on creating Attico Living and on future plans for Co-Liv in Spain.

October 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Cate chats with Attico Living  Co-Founder & CEO and Co-Liv Spain ambassador Carles Ribes about his passion for the coliving …

Coliving in Poland: Investing for the future

September 24th, 2020


A panel discussion on why Poland is an attractive market for foreign investors and whether coliving is just a new trend or a scalable residential …

Expert insight on scaling in coliving and student living: India chapter

September 23rd, 2020


India's Coliving industry is synonymous with rapid growth with a market size of 5Bn in 2019 and we are excited to be talking to the industry's …

Co-Liv & Young Global Living: a co-loving partnership

September 20th, 2020


In this episode, Co-Liv director Gui Perdrix talks with Oscar van Wel, founder and managing director of Young Global Living, a platform for …

Designing for women in Coliving with Penny Clark

September 18th, 2020


Researchers, writers, and activists such as Caroline Criado Perez (author of Invisible Women) have drawn attention to how everyday items and public …

Sustainable urbanisation and optimising spaces: the Nordic way

September 15th, 2020


Guests Jonas Anund Vogel (Director) and Safira Monteiro (Project Manager) from KTH Live in Lab  are going to share their insights on "Sustainable urbanization and optimizing spaces" showcasing their live research and …

Coliving International Outlook. Next stop: ITALY (in Italian)

August 31st, 2020


Guests  Virginia Scapinelli and Fabio De Gaspari, discuss and explore  different coliving models, assess global development and opportunities, …

How can coliving companies integrate into the housing and hospitality sector in Ukraine?

August 31st, 2020


Guests Gui Perdrix and Matthew Lesniak from Co-Liv and Conscious Coliving will share their awesome global experiences and describe coliving as an …

Cracking Coliving’s Dilemma – close-knit community vs scalability

August 31st, 2020


Guests Connor Moore from Coliving Corner and Co-Liv Director Gui Perdrix from Art of Coliving discuss about one of the biggest Coliving’s Dilemma: …

Coliving in Australia

August 31st, 2020


Guests  Rhys Williams, UKO coliving founder and  Mark Peters, Tribe Hotel Group will be discussing funding, construction, and operating models.

Longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the coliving & coworking industries

August 31st, 2020


Guest speakers from different industries will  share their insights: Chen Avni, venn co-founder and Chief Experience Officer; Alex Hillman founder of Indy Hall coworking and Jorn Wisselink (Co-Liv Ambassador for …

Co-living : Opportunities for Innovation. How to create desirable shared living that outperforms and gives the edge in any market

August 31st, 2020


In this episode Stuart Scott from Co-living Spaces lets us into the ins and out of how to create desirable shared living that outperforms and gives the edge in any market.

(This is the recording of the UK event June …

Setting up a unique coliving model (without breaking the bank)

August 31st, 2020


Dan Jackson from Urban Shared will go through insightful details of how to set up a unique coliving model without breaking the bank

(This is the …

Through life - Social Living : The Higgi Haus way

August 30th, 2020


Luke Spikes from Higgihaus will compress 33 years of his business experience into anecdotes, insights and practical tips for the aspiring co-living investor considering how to take their investing activity to the next …

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