Forget Share House Life: A New Co-Living Concept Has Arrived In Sydney

By Holly Kingston
2nd Oct 2018

UKO Co Living Sydney | The Urban List

Australia’s first co-living apartments have hit Sydney’s Inner West, and it’s kind of like living your best adult life in a fancy college. It’s a new age alternative to renting for people of Sydney, which enables you to come home to mates every night, with no chance of your leftover Pad Thai getting nicked from the fridge.

Sydney’s newest real estate offering is a concept by boutique hotel operators Veriu Hotels, having now launched this co-living residential project series called “UKO”. It’s about to take over Newtown and Paddington, and the first building opened in Stanmore in late September of this year, with 33 units and a pretty cool vibe.

Think of it as a cross between a share house and an apartment, a social studio apartment if you will.

So, how does it work? You’ve got your own furnished room with a bathroom, kitchenette, high-speed wifi (heaven) and all that jazz. The best part, however, is the central courtyard so you don’t have to feel like you’re just going home to Survivor and instant noodles every night. 


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The UKO communal area is an epic chill out space complete with a veggie garden, communal table for all those neighbourly dinners and drinks, and of course silent Bluetooth headphones and a projector for your very own outdoor cinema. Yep, sold. Honey I’m home.

There are three different rooms, all varying in levels of luxury, from just over 500 buckaroos a week. We’re talking no additional overheads, smaller bonds and no lock-in contracts, which has just made room for aaalllll the smashed avo toast consumption.

Look, we’re all for new living ideas in Sydney’s current rental climate, and this one is a pretty darn good start.

While you're here, why not check out this secret Surry Hills bookstore.  

Image credit: UKO.

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