There has been a huge shift in the way people want to live. It is more and more about experiences over stability, disruption over tradition, collaboration over competition. This shift created a whole “co-movement” that has been changing how people live.
The rise of co-living projects makes the greatest sense as part of the millennial generation – set on flexibility, sharing community, detachment of possessions and intelligent resource management.
A co-living is shaped conveniently to meet the needs of a community living together. This way of living encourages to seek experiences and practice knowledge sharing. Becoming a co-liver unlocks many lifestyles possibilities and brings together like-minded people on the same journey.
Inspired by this new mindset, the samesame co-living idea came as an answer to this generation’s call and by our urge to have a positive impact on the world. In addition to establishing a place where our community would feel fulfilled, creatively stimulated and at home, we wanted to have our personal values reflected in the entire project – community, creativity, sharing, diversity, sustainability, art and culture – in the hopes of becoming a viable solution to some of the biggest challenges we face today.
After a long time of crafting, samesame was born in 2019 by the hands of three Lisbon-based friends: Gonçalo Caldeira, Filipa Meirelles e Gonçalo Lopes. Starting with an old traditional portuguese building and with the collaboration of a young professional team of architects, a lisbon-based creative co-living came to life in one of the most multicultural areas of Lisbon. Now we are a team of 5: Gonçalo, Filipa, Maria, Zala e António.
A Co-living is a new way of living and belonging, borrowed from an old danish concept of the 60’s. It is a place where one can sleep, work and live a lifestyle set on convenience, community, comfort, sustainability and the sharing economy – where collaboration, open-mindedness and tolerance are key. How? In samesame, co-livers live together in two buildings that are adjacent, share common areas, common values and similar journeys. However, we have all the typologies you may need – we can host you in shared or private apartments, studios, on shared & private rooms with shared or private bathrooms.
What is different in samesame, and what makes it creative, is the dream of gathering a community of people taking a creative path on life – either as art enthusiasts or artists. Around each corner of the co-living building, samesame raised two co-working spaces for workers of creative fields.
The application to become a co-liver is easy and can be fully done online – however if you are around, you can come and visit, take a tour and apply in-person. Either way, you will need to fill out an application form, share with us a bit about yourself and choose an available room. Once both our parts are done, you reservation is secured (this will take only a couple of days!).
Then, once you have your feet in your new home, you can sign the lease in person.
A small community of like-minded people, coming from all different parts of the globe and different backgrounds: they can be digital nomads, remote workers, expats, students, business travelers in the different creative fields such as design, art or marketing. On daily basis, you will also have the opportunity to co-work with local creatives by booking a sit in one of our co-working spaces or looking for free available hot desks.
Overall, the community is just looking for a homy and creative place to rest, create and linger.
Inside samesame, you have several places where you can work as desks and the dining’s table. However, if you are looking for a creative and productive environment, Samesame built two creative spaces around the corner, with special fees for its residents. On one side of the building, you have Esquina – thought for Plastic artists. On the other, you have BECO – developed to accommodate the workers from the creative industries.
The two spaces receive both co-living and local creative minds.
Every co-liver has access to a hot desk at Beco, depending on its availability. If you need a fixed table, you can book one with us with a very special rate 🙂
samesame offers several types of accommodations:
Private apartments, Studios, Private bedrooms with private bathroom in shared apartments, private room with shared bathroom and shared bedroom & bathroom.
We have all the typologies you may need – contact us so we can help you to find what suits you better!
Check our rooms and apartments here.
The cost varies depending on the typology booked and on how many nights you want (we have discounts for the long term). You can see the final value while applying, check here.
Samesame dreamt of a like-minded community, so there are a total of 15 bedrooms divided in the two buildings: 5 on the 2nd floor; 4 on the 3rd floor and 6 on the second building.
In each bedroom you can expected to find a bed with a high-end mattress, climate control, an in-room wardrobe.
Some rooms also have balconies and terraces, applying for one of these depends availability.
There is a private/shared bathroom inside each bedroom/floor and you can count on weekly cleaning and freshly changed linens and towels.
Shared areas are all the areas outside your bedroom and bathroom. From the kitchen to the living room and any other corners you can find around the co-living. Except if you book a private apartament, then you don’t have to share the kitchen and living room.
When you are officially part of family, you have acess to:
EASY LIVING: easy in / easy out; all co-living costs included
HOMY: furnished with 60’s iconic design pieces; high-end kitchens with essential appliances
INDIVIDUAL PERKS: in-room climate control, private/shared bathrooms, wardrobes and high-end mattresses
SHARING: community host; whatsapp group; weekly events
CREATIVE & CONNECTED: super fast wi-fi; access to a hot desk at & special rates at the co-working space
WEEKLY CARING: cleaning; linens & towels change; restock of toiletries – all ecological
So yes, we do clean on a weekly basis. On a daily basis, since this is your home as well, we are counting on you to keep our shared spaces organized. We don’t cook on a daily basis, but we (the team behind this project) love to make community meals, invite you to have dinner somewhere else or be pleased by the meal you would prepare for us. After all, sharing is caring.
What is not included in the fee is access to the co-works owned by samesame, to any gym or laundry services, portuguese classes or free groceries. We have special rates negotiated with some partners that can help you to get access to these type of commodities.
Although we love pets, we can not host them as co-livers 🙁 . Sometimes, in specific events with prior consultation, they are more than welcomed!
Different types of events are organized every week to connect the community.
From “community first” events such as family meals, wellness, creative, cultural – as live concerts, dj set night and others; exploring and solidarity events. Check how we linger in our homepage and you can also check our instagram .
You can invite friends, as long as your housemates agree with it.
We encourage our residents to host their own community events in any shared space, they can also suggest any event inside the co-works owned by samesame. Once as a co-liver, you can talk with the community host or samesame’s team for any question.
Yes, a city map curated by samesame will be handed to you upon your arrival. In addition, we will provide you a list with all the relevant points to facilitate your daily life, such as pharmacy, groceries, gyms – and of course the best restaurants in the area. Moreover, you can ask the other members and samesame’s team for any tip about Lisbon. Some events will be hosted around the city and we can also connect you to portuguese teachers!