Meet the world’s most luxurious commune!

Meet the world’s most luxurious commune!

Let’s have a look around London’s new “twodios” – the halls of residence-style communal homes for cash-strapped millennials.

Residents in the new 550-room, 11-storey development will pay £1,100 a month for a “twodio”, which is made of a 100sq ft private room including bathroom and a kitchen shared between two people.

Bedroom for rent

What they get in return is no bills, a cleaner, linen changes as well as access to a roof-top terrace, library, games room, spa, sauna, cinema and a lot of other shared attraction in north London.

Rooftop – still in the process of building

Expensive items in communal areas have been put there on a trust basis – they won’t be replaced if they’re broken or stolen until the person responsible speaks up and pays.

Housing company “The Collective” put the scheme together and describes it as “the world’s largest co-living scheme”.

One of the many dining areas

Whilst the block is still under construction, the first residents were already able to move in last week. Joana Bucur, 30 is one of them. She is also one of the three line-in community managers at the complex and has played a large part in the decorating process and organisation of the building.

She said: “I came to the company because I believe in the co-living concept and I felt the need.”

One of the finished roof-top gardens

“I believe it is the future of living for young people. I think there needs to be that step between graduating and starting real life.”

“The facilities are amazing, they are all new, you get so much included. All the spaces are yours.”

“We are targeting people who believe in the concept. We have around 20 people and staff – the first people moved in yesterday so last night we had a party, it was a relaxing time.”

Cinema – open for all residents to use

Every floor has themed community kitchens, decorated like restaurants. In fact, the whole development, aimed at residents aged 21 to 35, reminds of a cross between student hall and luxury hotel.

What’s very different though is the importance of trust. Everyone can use everything that can be found in the communal spaces, without having to sign in or out.

Joana added that many people chose this commune style living because they previously had bad experiences with renting property.

Games room, fully equipped

She said: “I had my laptop stolen. I was living in a warehouse and I went to live there because I wanted the sort of social side of shared living which I got but it was so horrible, it was really cold and the walls were so thin.”

“But what I did like was a support system of people.”

Here, Joana doesn’t feel any of those worries.

She said: “We meet all people before they move in and we think the people that move here agree with the concept.”

The view from one of the roof-top gardens

“Now people are adults the onus is on them to clean up after themselves and respect the building.”

“They can use the DJ decks, they can use the cinema and they don’t have to sign anything out before use. But they know if it gets broken, it won’t be replaced.”

Other residents mirrored what Joana was saying. They all enjoy the simplicity of the concept, the fact that there’s always someone around and the idea of trust as the most basic level of every interaction.

Source: Daily Mail

Self-certified Sophisticated Investor

Please read

I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. I understand that this means:

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies:

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-mainstream pooled investments.

High Net Worth Investor

Please read

I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. The exemption relates to certified high net worth investors and I declare that I qualify as such because at least one of the following applies to me:


Sign up for first access to new developments and exclusive property investment opportunities.

We send limited and targeted emails on new launches and exclusive deals which best fit your areas. We are trusted by over 30,000 active buyers as their source for new stock.

  • New property developments
  • Professional market reports
  • Property deal alerts
  • Development updates
Manchester property investment


Receive trending news straight to your inbox and stay up to date on all of the property market trends and advice.

Established since 2005 we are a leading voice of authority and commentary on the UK property market. Our news is trusted by Apple News & Google News.

  • UK housing market
  • Mortgage & money
  • Buy-to-let landlords
  • Guides & advice

Talk to us

Speak to our UK property experts today:


+44 (0) 333 123 0320

Open from 9am-6pm GMT


+852 6699 9008

Open from 9am-6pm HKT