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What is possible demand for a co-living space in Istanbul?


in Istanbul, Turkey by @muratkun | 6yr  | 2 comments

Hello
Im a startup lover from Istanbul, and me and my friends we opened first non-profit co-working space for students near Bogaziรงi university.(we are also still in college)

its called " garage " spelling is in Turkish : http://www.garaj.co/

It is totaly free for students, we host events like startup talks, give workshops about ios-android dev, pi-arduino , robotics, data ,analytics etc.
We teach little kids (7-15 olds )basics of programming (scratch) for free

What im asking here is ; I need to come up with a business model to make it sustainable for a long time.

Co-living concept sounds pretty good to me and i feel like it will get just bigger and better in the future.

So im asking your opinion about staying in a co-living space which is part of a student co-working area for digital nomads.Its in university neighboorhood 40 minutes train ride to anywhere(Taksim-bluemosque are etc). Young passionate people around and decent internet connection.It wonโ€™t cost much :smile:

Thanks for reply

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@norydev | 6yr

Hi Murat,
I love the idea! If a co-living existed in Istanbul, I would love to spend some time there. Also, your co-working space looks great.
I donโ€™t know the place near Bogaziรงi, but it seems a bit remote for me. Istanbul transports are nightmare I think. But I guess, you canโ€™t change the place, soโ€ฆ
To me clearly, it would be awesome if in Kadikรถy, I buy directly. I buy with pleasure in Beyoglu, Galata, Karakรถy. Other than this it really needs some good arguments.
Would it allow short term stays? Or only long term? What was your idea?

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@muratkun | 6yr

Hey Fabien
Thanks,
We are located a little bit north in Istanbul and traffic is terrible but we just had our direct subway line to university so not bad for transportation.
Kadikรถy is great neighborhood. I love Beyoglu district like all young people in Turkey. It would be really nice to have a place there.
Need to work on structure and business model more for good arguments. I was thinking through what i have at the moment.
I Like to be connected and connect digital nomads with local same mind people.
If you are around Istanbul, like to buy you drink and talk more :smile:

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โ€ฆ or in any modern town (with multi-storey appt buildings).

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