evening in the living room

Our communal spaces

Living and working together at the heart of the swiss alps

Common spaces: where the fun stuff happens

Alpiness coliving used to be a former hotel. The house is organized on 4 floors and all our rooms being located in the higher floors. These spaces are what we would call “private bubbles for colivers”.

In addition to these, there is about 150 sqm of so called shared spaces. In those, you’ll find a large 20 sqm fully equipped shared kitchen, a cozy living room with couches and a swing to chill / relax (and a projector to watch movies), a dining room for 14-18 people with cool benches along the windows, a coffee/bar corner, a gym with a bouldering wall in our basement as well as several workspaces.

The shared kitchen

During the renovations, one of the room where we putted the most efforts is our big shared kitchen. In a coliving, the kitchen is a place where a lot of things happens! It needs to be

  • big enough that several people can cook at the same time
  • organized: people need to see easily where things are
  • well equipped: we have a dishwasher, a big double sink, 2 cooking stations, 2 ovens, a super good coffee machine, 2 big freezers, lots of storage space…
  • encouraging interactions between colivers… That’s why we have an island in the middle 😉

Plus we know that dining out is not as affordable in Switzerland as in some other places… and that’s why most of the time we cook at home at the coliving. One more reason to put lots of love in this part of the coliving 🙂

The dining room

Our dining room used to be the bar of the village. It is a beautiful space with lots of natural light, huge windows with cosy benches to enjoy the mountain views, a bar/coffee corner (with a Sage coffee machine, single dose & regular grinder, beer fridge…), lots of plants and a huge table for family dinners and game nights.

The living room

What used to be the restaurant room is now our living room where a lot of the social stuff happens in the evening. It features a big mural of our local mountains (created by a local artist), comfortable sofas, a rocking chair and even a swing 😉 . We also have a projector for movie nights, skill shares, or karaoke nights and we also have a super old school Jukebox (in perfect working conditions) that used to be in the bar.

Basement gym and bouldering wall

Since our 2nd round of renovation, we now have gym space in our basement equipped with yoga mats, weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, pull up bar, TV etc… and a custom made bouldering wall! (yes yes for real!). We are super proud of this space as well and we hope it’s going to be used a lot!

Outdoor spaces

On the 2nd floor we have a big terrace for some aperos with a view (we have a stunning view over the old village of Les Haudères and the mighty Dent-Blanche). Just next to our entrance, we also have several tables, benches and a bbq for the outdoor cooks. During summer, we do spend a lot of time enjoying the sun in these spaces.

Here are some picture of our terraces: