Main frequently asked questions about Colive

What is Colive?

Colive offers rooms for rent in high-end and well-located shared homes. Beyond the simple lease, Colive provides an “all-in” solution including the layout of the house, the cleaning, internet & TV, insurance, water, gas and electricity. For tenants who want more, Colive also provides Colivers, a series of tailor-made services. Colive takes care of everything, allowing Colivers to focus on activities that make them feel good! Colive is also a way to promote sharing and community life while keeping its private space and privacy.

Who can become a Coliver?

Most of our tenants are yound workers between 23 and 35 from all around the world. Obviously, we do not exclude anyone as long as the spirit of sharing and conviviality is preserved.

What is the Colive community?

Beyond your roommates which you will get to know every day, you will also integrate the Colive community in every sense. Indeed, we regularly organize outings and events of all kinds open to all Colivers.

How can Colive help me on a daily basis?

Colive wants to facilitate the life of its Colivers. This is why we provide our Colivers with all kinds of “on demand” services: room cleaning, laundry and ironing, food delivery, etc. These services will can  soon be activated at any time via the Colive mobile app which is currently under development.

What do shared spaces include?

The common areas include a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, a laundry room. Most Colives also have a terrace, a garden and a cellar. These areas are fully equipped (TV, oven, microwave, fridge, Nespresso machine, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, crockery, pots, etc.).

How are the rooms equipped?

The rooms are equipped with a bed, a mattress, a bedside table, a desk, a desk chair, a wardrobe/closet, blinds/curtains and lamp. Some rooms also have a small armchair, a chest of drawers and a small table.

Are there any parking spot in my Colive?

Some Colives have private parking spots that can also be rented.

May I store a bike in my Colive?

Most Colives have a cellar where you can park your bike safely. To avoid any surprises, check this element when visiting the Colive of your choice.

May I change the decoration in my room?

Your room is your private and intimate space. It is important that you feel at ease there. Therefore, you are allowed to adapt the decoration as you want. Just keep in mind that you will have to restore the room in its original state before your departure.

How can I book a room?

When you are interested in an available Colive on our website, please inform us by email at “[email protected]”. Our team will contact you quickly to arrange a visit.

You are interested in a Colive but are not able to visit it soon?

No worries, we regularly organize virtual tours.

Is there a minimum rental period?

The minimum rental period is 3 months.

How long is my lease?

The standard lease that we propose has a duration of 3 years. However, it is mentioned in the contract that you can terminate at any time, with a simple 3-month notice period.

Can I rent a room together with my partner?

Most of our rooms are for a single person only. However, we have some rooms that can accommodate a couple (availability to check on demand).

Are animals accepted?

Unfortunately, out of respect for other Colivers who might be allergic, we do not accept animals.

What do the charges include?

Flat-rate charges include water, gas/electricity, insurance, internet/TV and household cleaning.

What is the amount of your deposit?

The deposit is equivalent to 2 months rent (excluding charges).

How is the coliving experience organized?

Within each Colive, a house manager is elected for a period of 6 months. He/she will be our point of contact within the house and will ensure the proper functioning of the coliving (common pot, household chores, good atmosphere, etc).

How is the inventory (upon arrival/departure) organized?

Upon your arrival, you will receive a form “inventory of fixtures” to complete and send back to us within 7 days. This document containing your comments and photos will be used as a reference at the time of your departure.

May I register my Colive address as my domicile?

Sure, you are totally allowed to register your Colive address as your domicile.

May I sublease my room while I am away?

Out of respect for other tenants, it is completely forbidden to sublease a room.

Can I invite friends to my Colive?

Your friends are welcome in your Colive! However, you are required to notify other colivers in advance. Of course, the presence of your friends must not disrupt community life in the home. It goes without saying that your friends can not take up residence in your room.

May I smoke in a Colive?

Our Colives are non-smoking areas. However, you are allowed to smoke in the garden or on the terrace.

How to solve maintenance problems?

You can report technical issues via the Colive mobile app. Our team intervenes within 24 hours.