Inside WeWork's WeLive where millennials squeeze into tiny apartments to take advantage of tons of perks like Sunday dinner, daily happy hours, and morning yoga

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Inside WeWork's WeLive where millennials squeeze into tiny apartments to take advantage of tons of perks like Sunday dinner, daily happy hours, and morning yoga

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One of the most difficult things about WeLive seemed to be people treating the building too much like a home.

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  • WeWork, the $20 billion co-working startup, recently expanded into co-living with its dorm-like WeLive apartments that offer communal facilities and daily activities.
  • Reviews have been mixed, so we decide to test out WeLive Wall Street for ourselves.
  • We had a mostly pleasant experience but felt the rent was high. Many WeLivers said the price was a good "value" when you factor in amenities, activities, and the community.

The sharing economy keeps getting cozier.

Co-working powerhouse WeWork - which grew into a $20 billion startup by leasing chic, millennial-friendly office space to start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike - is betting that you'll be willing to share more than just your workspace with strangers.

Last year, WeWork expanded its co-working concept into co-living with WeLive. The dorm-like apartments are supplemented by communal facilities like a grand kitchen, media room, and terrace complete with a hot tub and activities like daily happy hours, comedy nights, and yoga classes.

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Some have raved about the building's amenities and sense of community, while others described the building to Bloomberg as a poorly-run "dorm for adults."

Leaked investor presentations indicated the company planned to open 14 WeLives by the end of 2016, with the buildings projected to generate 21% of the company's revenue by 2018. But, as of the end of 2017, locations in Wall Street and Crystal City, Washington D.C. are the only ones open.

We recently spent a couple nights at WeLive Wall Street to see what it's like to live in the building.