WeLive: Pros and Cons to Dormitory Style-Living

Ever considered going back to the glory days of your freshmen year in college and bunkering up in a dorm-style room? Well, your dreams could become reality in NYC. WeLive a co-living start-up created by Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann provides fully furnished apartments inside of a building stocked with several modern conveniences. And, by conveniences, I mean you would have access to yoga studios, laundry rooms, arcades, and hot tubs—just to name a few. Think you’d be interested? Check out these pros and cons to moving into WeLive.


Had issues getting cleared to move into apartments in the past? No problem, WeLive doesn’t check your credit or charge a brokers fee.

Love hanging out with people? WeLive offers 4 bedroom apartments that charge per-tenent about $1,300. If you prefer a space alone, you can pay $2,000 for a studio. And did I mention that utilities are only $125, which includes electric, water, cable, Wi-Fi, and housecleaning!

Don’t feel like spending the money on decorating your new place? Well, all apartments are fully furnished and decorated so you just need to bring yourself and your personal belongings.


As of right now there are only two locations available for this new living concept (NYC and D.C.). So if you’re not in either of those locations, you won’t find anything like it elsewhere.

You have the option to commit for a few days, a month, or even year, which can make your roommates or neighbors fairly transient.

If you like your privacy, this may not be the best option for you since all the facilities (except the studios) are communal in nature.

Have any more pros or cons to add to our list? Tweet @StarterNoise using #WeLive to let us know!

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