Are you planning on moving to Madrid? At helphousing, our biggest goal is to help young internationals to find the perfect housing option and to get the best experience in the beautiful Spanish capital.
Preparing for the arrival to a new city (especially abroad) can be quite stressful. Many things to plan: the legal paperwork, setting the budget, buying the flights and picking the new home. That's why we would like to help you to overcome this in the best possible way.
First, let’s talk about the accommodation: one of the most popular options amongst young internationals is the coliving in Madrid.
You need to know that it won’t be difficult at all to meet many other young people, since Madrid hosts a huge number of exchange students and young professionals from all over the world. University, office, bars and clubs, group trips, language courses and many more places where you could meet them!
But the easiest way to start socializing abroad is to share the accommodation with other young people that are living your same experience. So, coliving in Madrid by renting a room in a big, modern building with a young international community could be a great solution!
In the real estate market, the “Coliving” word started popping up with the rise of housing companies offering affordable accommodation in apartments shared by several young people or adults (generally more than 4 housemates).
These Coliving spaces can have so many different forms: thay could be former family homes renovated to accommodate non-related families, or floors converted into dormitory-style lodging or even entire buildings!
Moreover, with “Coliving” we could indicate a modern form of shared housing for like-minded people to live, work and play together. The creation of a community is the biggest added value of joining a coliving space. Students and young professionals choose to live together to split more than expenses: they share experiences, cultures, languages and unforgettable memories.
By sharing accommodation you will be living with other people in the same flat, but it also means you will have your own space. You will have your own bedroom but you will be sharing other rooms (kitchen, living and dining room, hobby room where to relax, etc). Coliving housing often involves short-term or flexible leases, as well as other perks such as weekly cleaning services and maintenance, furnished common areas, utilities and amenities.
Coliving in Madrid is increasing its popularity among students and young workers, not only because it is an affordable way to live the independent “adult life”, but also it allows you to choose an accommodation in the best neighbourhoods of the city and make many friends. Even if you are a newbie and don’t know much about flat-hunting, don’t worry. You will find the perfect room for rent in Madrid, because this city offers plenty of options!
If you plan to rent a room in a coliving in Madrid here you should read all the perks about the adventure you are about to live:
Looking for accommodation in Madrid may look difficult at first, but it actually is quite easy, since this city offers uncountable housing solutions for all types of renters and in every single neighbourhood: from the city centre, to the fancy residential areas or to the quiet outskirts. You just have to set up your budget and your preferences.
Here we recommend some of the best neighbourhoods where you can look for Coliving in Madrid.
If this is your first time sharing an accommodation, you have nothing to worry about...we promise it’s going to be an unforgettable experience!
Here we have some tips for you in order to have a peaceful Coliving in Madrid and get the most of this unique journey.
The housemates usually come from different countries and backgrounds, so the first thing is to get to know each other and set some rules from the beginning. This way everyone will be happy and you will more likely avoid future tensions.
If you wish to receive respect, this is the first thing you should show to your housemates. Be tidy, clean the common spaces and house appliances when you use them and respect people’s privacy.
Another little tip is to be available to offer some help: this certainly will be useful in the future (whenever you’ll be the one in need) and helping each other in a foreign country is the best way to get through the hard times.
3. Stay open-minded
Sharing an apartment with people from different cultures and languages is a unique opportunity for your personal, professional and cultural growth...don’t waste it! When conversing about topics, stay humble, open minded and embrace the differences.
4. Make plans and spend time together
After a long busy day at school or at the office you will certainly be tired and just wanting to rest in your room...totally relatable!
But try to find a little space in your timetable where to spend some time with your homies and make plans together. It could be a super fun night out, a home made dinner with different international dishes from your home countries, a picnic in the park on Sundays or setting up some weekend road trips.
Bonding with these people will turn random strangers into a real international family!
Are you considering the Coliving in Madrid as an option for your stay in this incredible city? Check out our shared apartments in Madrid and get ready to meet the best international roomies!