Techies revive communal living in SF Bay Area – KSWT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Northern California tech entrepreneurs are reviving the idea of communal living to reduce housing costs and bring together creative young people.

The San Francisco Chronicle ( reports that techies are taking over mansions and other large buildings and turning them into modern-day communes.

These co-living spaces are attracting entrepreneurs seeking a communal lifestyle that involves shared groceries, family dinners and group amenities like yoga rooms.

San Francisco real estate agent Bill Harkins says in recent months he’s seen a number of large and organized roommate groups looking for high-end residences.

Tom Currier, a 22-year-old who dropped out of Stanford’s computer science program when he earned a $100,000 Thiel fellowship, runs four large tech houses in the San Francisco Bay Area: Dragon Stone, the Lodge, Olympus and Founder’s Nest.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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