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Beyond Roommates: How Co-living Makes Your Remote Working Days Comfortable

by | May 20, 2024 | Co-Living In Singapore

The rise of remote working has transformed the way we work. Gone are the days of rigid office schedules and commutes. Today, many professionals enjoy the flexibility of working from anywhere with a decent internet connection. But for those working from home, maintaining a productive and comfortable environment can be a challenge.This is where coliving apartments shine as a unique solution that goes beyond having roommates. 

Co-living fosters a supportive community ideal for remote workers, especially with the notoriously high cost of rent in Singapore. More importantly, the right boutique co-living company considers all aspects of expat living to curate a comfortable environment for you.

The remote working trend in Singapore 

Singapore has seen a surge in remote working since the pandemic, with over a third of residents work from home at least occasionally. Despite a push from some companies for full-time office returns, a strong preference for flexibility remain, leading to a rise in hybrid work models, where employees split their time between home and the office.

3 ways coliving in Singapore is great for remote working:

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Co-living offers several advantages for those working remotely:

1 – Enjoy a comfortable, structured environment

Coliving spaces often have shared common areas, complete with high-speed Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture. You can choose to work at your own desk in your room, rough it out on the living room floor or gather with your roommates on the dining table if you feel better being around some company.

2 – Combat isolation with your own support network

Need advice on a project or want to bounce ideas off someone? Besides combating the fact that rent in Singapore is expensive, co-living provides a diverse built-in social network. Housemates in your co-living apartment could also be your brainstorming buddies! Unlike traditional apartments, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded individuals, many of whom might also be remote workers. This fosters a sense of community, combating the isolation that can sometimes come with working from home.

3 – Stay productive as you work together

Friends who work together, stay productive together. Have you ever felt that having someone working next to you helps you be more productive? This is probably because as humans, we are created for connection. Having someone else around in your co-living apartment can help you feel like you’re not alone, making you more productive and ready to take on the work day. 

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How WExpats provides the perfect work or study from home environment

The vibe of your environment sets the tone for anything that you do. This is why a conducive home is key when it comes to working from home. 

When it comes to coliving in Singapore, Wexpats provides the right environment to help minimize distractions and maximize focus, allowing you to stay on track amidst the chaos of daily life.

Having natural light in our coliving apartments literally lightens the mood and creates a comfy work station for remote working, especially if you choose to sit near a window. 

A clean and organized environment, something Wexpats provides with complimentary weekly cleaning for the whole apartment, promotes a sense of calm and allows you to think clearly, streamlining your workflow and conquering your workload.

Balancing work and leisure in your boutique co-living apartment

Although coliving in Singapore, especially in a comfortable apartment, offers a lot of perks, we encourage our community to create a sense of balance between work and play. Sometimes when our environment is too comfortable, we lose track of time and work longer hours. Here are some tips for balancing work and leisure with your roomates.

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Create some boundaries

  • Choose a designated workspace: Having a dedicated work area, even if it’s just a corner of your room or the house, helps separate work from relaxation. Avoid working in bed!
  • Communication is King: Talk to your housemates about quiet hours and respecting each other’s work schedules when remote working.

Schedule some “you” time:

  • Take short breaks throughout the work day: Take time away from your desk to de-stress and avoid burnout.
  • Explore your surroundings: Take advantage of the coliving apartments’ location and take a walk for a change of scenery during breaks.

Leverage the WExpats community

  • Join social events: Participate in WExpats Boutique Co-living organized activities to unwind, connect, and network with housemates outside of work.
  • Support each other: Coliving in Singapore as an expat can have its challenges, but you and your flatmates have this in common! So lean on each other and the WExpats community for support

By setting clear boundaries, engaging with the community strategically, and prioritizing personal time, you can achieve a healthy balance when remote working in coliving apartments.

Looking to rent in Singapore? WExpats offers short and long term co-living options around the island! Contacts us now to schedule a viewing.

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