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Commune is the world’s first coliving dedicated to single-parent families. With one in four families being single-parent in France, our startup offers a turnkey housing and services solution designed as true living and meeting places to make life easier for these parents and their children. Thanks to this pragmatic solution, Commune aims to limit the social, professional and financial impact that usually arises from a separation. While the first residences are expected to open in the autumn of 2023, the startup plans to expand its concept internationally and open 500 residences within 10 years.
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Coliving: the first residence for single-parent families will open in December in Yvelines
Fourteen single parents and their children, who don’t know each other, are moving into a house and living together in Poissy (Yvelines). The key features are shared and private spaces. A way of pooling services and helping each other out.
Single-parent coliving, an alternative to the housing crisis
Founded by Tara Heuzé-Sarmini and Ruben Petri in 2021, Commune, the first single-parent coliving company, is French and will open a residence in the Ile-de-France region at the end of 2023. Hundreds of families are already applying to live there.
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini (Commune) – How have you managed to generate maximum impact on society through entrepreneurship?
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini is the story of a 29-year-old woman who never stops: after studying at Sciences Po and starting her career with Uber, she is the cofounder and CEO of Commune Coliving (turnkey housing for single-parent families), founder of GlouGlou Paris (reusable water bottle holder) and founder and administrator of Règles Élémentaires, an association that fights against menstrual insecurity…
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini (Commune) – Single-parent families: making housing a thing of the past.
“The elephant in the room is single-parent families. This is a fast-growing group with extremely specific needs, yet they are completely excluded from the market in France and throughout the world. ” With no desire to fit into any particular box, Tara is interested in a wide range of fields: political science, finance and even the environment. After a rewarding experience at Uber, the desire to strike out on her own began to emerge, and that’s when coliving came knocking at her door. After an in-depth market study, the idea of Commune made sense in her mind.
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini, an unusual entrepreneur
Founder of the association Règles Élémentaires, Tara is a pioneer on the issue of menstrual insecurity, and is multiplying her large-scale projects with a social dimension. With her new start-up Commune, the committed entrepreneur is tackling a new issue: housing for single-parent families.
“I hope I’ll have people to talk to”: coliving, a shared living space that appeals to single parent families
There are almost 10,000 homes of this kind, combining private and communal spaces. Other projects are under way, particularly in the parisian region, to meet growing demand, especially from single parents.
‘Mommunes’: Mothers Are Living Single Together
Women are joining forces under one roof, using the age-old power of sisterhood to split the household bills and raise their children.
Coliving, a multi-faceted market
A multitude of players, a multitude of concepts, a multitude of “communities”. Coliving is emerging on the residential market at breakneck speed, but not without raising a few questions. Here’s an overview.
Commune, the world’s first coliving scheme for single-parent families
Lack of social ties, loss of income, organisational difficulties… Single-parent families can experience a form of disarray. According to DREES, for example, they are twice as likely to experience social exclusion. Faced with this problem, Tara Heuzé-Sarmani and Ruben Petri have launched an astonishing project: Commune, the world’s first coliving scheme dedicated to single parent families.
“La pépite”: Commune, the first coliving scheme for single parent families, by Noémie Wira
On Monday 3rd, April, Noémie Wira interviewed Tara Heuzé-Sarmini, cofounder of Commune, in her “La pépite” column. She talks about the start-up Commune’s services for single parent families. You can watch or listen to this column from Monday to Friday on Good Morning Business, presented by Laure Closier and Christophe Jakubyszyn on BFM Business.
Housing: Helping each other, sharing costs… “Coliving” designed for single-parent families.
By the end of the year, French startup Commune will be opening two coliving units in the Nord and Yvelines regions of France, specially designed for single parent families. A world’s first.
Before the real estate property event, excitement around “coliving”
According to participants at a mini-summit on Monday ahead of the Mipim, the world’s leading real estate event in Cannes, “coliving”, or shared accommodation with services, is flourishing in the major metropolises.
Why coliving appeals to users and investors
This type of housing, which has recently appeared, is expected to create nearly 16,000 new homes by 2025. Much more than a passing fad, coliving is becoming permanent in the real estate landscape. In fact, Mipim is now devoting an international summit to this type of housing that combines the codes of hotels, flatsharing and coworking, the Co-Liv Summit, which is being held the day before the show opens.
Initiatives to help single-parent families
There are 2 million single-parent families in France, most of them are women facing loneliness, isolation and lack of money. Initiatives have been set up to help them: from support workshops to adapted housing Report by Laetitia Simoes
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini, Woman of Influence award 2022
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini won the 2022 Woman of Influence award in the category of “Hope”. She is Géraldine Mayr’s guest and will be discussing her commitments to fighting menstrual precarity but also about the importance of a dedicated housing solution for single-parent families.
“Our coliving for single-parents meets a need”
Tara Heuzé-Sarmini, 29 years old, founded Règles élémentaires in 2015, an association that fights against menstrual precarity. Today, she is launching Commune, a coliving concept for single-parent families. “I am focused on action, not protest.”
Commune: a housing solution for single-parent families in Ile-de-France
This French start-up offers a turnkey housing solution mixed with the benefits of life in community. Think of convivial moments, shared spaces but also services.
Commune: the first coliving solution for single-parent families
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French Tech: 10 women to watch in 2023
For the tenth consecutive year, the Sista collective, which aims to reduce funding inequality between women and male entrepreneurs, has published a list of female founders, investors and managers in the French startup ecosystem.
Housing for single parents: Eve, a 28 years old single mother, is excited about the project
Eve, mother of a two-year-old boy, wants to move into an apartment for single parents in order to break out of her isolation and share in a community of supporting adults. In this article, she shares the reasons for her enthusiasm about this innovative solution.
Who are the 2022 winners of the Women of Influence award?
Five awards were given to women who are transforming society on November 21st at the Palais Brongniart. The initiatives of these women are centered around giving hope back to the planet.
The Hottest Startups in Paris
Business incubator Station F has supercharged the Paris tech scene, but it’s far from the only show in town.
French startup Commune introduces co-living for single-parent families
Co-living is common among young professionals, but what about single parents? An Orléans-based startup believes communal housing can provide huge benefits to those raising kids on their own.
Commune, the first coliving for single-parent families will be launched in Paris in 2023
The start-up Commune has announced the opening of its first two residences for single-parent families in the Ile-de-France region in 2023. This launch was made possible by an initial fundraising round of nearly €1.5 million from business angels, family offices and BPI France.
Meet Tara Heuzé-Sarmini, alumna of SciencesPo, University of Cambridge and Columbia University
Her most recent project, Commune Coliving, was selected as one of five startups worldwide to join the Columbia Venture Community Impact Program.