This Interactive Survey Is Trying to Predict the Future of Co-Living

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With the planet's population growing, what will housing look like in 2030? Ikea's Space10 innovation lab, in collaboration with the design team Anton & Irene, wants to explore just that. They've launched a research project called Our Shared House 2030 that "aims to get insights on the future of co-living through a collaborative survey. The information collected is open source, free for anyone to use, and completely anonymous."

The survey includes questions about cooking, furniture, pets, tolerance, and more, in relation to co-living. The published results of the survey seem to automatically update as more and more people fill out the questionnaire.

So what are some of the initial results, just after the survey launch? As an example, single women between the ages of 25 and 29 from the United States prefer:

The results can be adjusted to reflect different genders, ages, relationship statuses, and countries. Be sure to check back in the upcoming weeks and months for an even more accurate consensus about co-living in 2030, or contribute by taking the survey yourself.

When taking the survey, you can see what participants in all the demographics combined voted for immediately after answering each question, as well. You're asked to pretend that you're applying to live in a co-living space in 2030 when answering the questions. This means answering questions such as if you'd be willing to share a self-driving car, or have robotic pets around. Once you've turned in the "application" survey, you receive a message that says "you'll be hearing from us somewhere in the year 2030." We're counting down the days!

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.