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The 3 world: Caravanserai sets up a new ideal in 21st century living

Paraty House, by Brazilian architects Studio MK27 — who have been commissioned to work with Caravanserai.

Paraty House, by Brazilian architects Studio MK27 — who have been commissioned to work with Caravanserai.

We take of the stuff, so you don’t have to anymore

Caravanserai is a new brand offering three places to live for 21st century creatives who prefer to have less stuff and more options. Well, make that three options: they are settling on Caravanserais in Portugal, Mexico, and Indonesia. 

It's all a great idea for post-stuff, friction-free living. The site shows how much cheaper it is, and it's squarely aimed at creatives. Their target audience is "Professionals who seek a great work life balance and don't want to waste time piecing it together themselves. The early thirties designer living in east London, the experienced Silicon Valley developer, the financial journalist from NY."

But while I like the idea, it also makes me wonder: what are the flight connections between these three places? Is this really about freedom? Three places, after all, seems very limiting if you think how big the world is. Or, is this the package holiday of nomadic living? So instead of following Graham Hill's example (which I wrote about in Stuffocation) and finding new places to stay in different locations, you'll know the sort of people you'll bump against in the morning. 

Still, despite some questions, why shouldn't there be many ways of co-living in this new century? If you've seen any others, let me know. I'd like to compile a list/table that shows the various options of co-living. 

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