The Regent International apartment building in Hangzhou, China with 30,000 residents
Collective living refers to a living arrangement where multiple individuals or families share a common living space, resources, and responsibilities. It is a form of intentional community where members collaborate and make decisions together, creating a sense of shared ownership and purpose. Collective living can take many forms, such as cooperatives, communes, co-housing, or eco-villages. These arrangements often prioritize sustainability, equality, and community engagement. Benefits of collective living can include reduced cost of living, increased social support, shared household chores, and a more sustainable lifestyle.