Millennials Choose Roommates Over Isolation

Young professionals who fled big cities for small towns during the pandemic are providing an unexpected boost to a type of real estate geared toward communal living. (Wall Street Journal)

Many of those who left were seeking fresh air, more space and distance from infection clusters, but they also found the prospect of being isolated in the country daunting. So they have been looking for companionship at remote co-living spaces, where tenants rent furnished rooms in big, shared homes.

These former vacation homes, farms or converted hotels offer a shared office space and a place to sleep for those who want temporary accommodation.