A warm, rustic log cabin-style share house.
You live in Tokyo, in a designer apartment, living the life you had always yearned for, yet somehow cannot find satisfaction in coming home after work and turning the lights on only to find a quiet, empty room every single day. I want people repeating such a monotonous lifestyle day in and day out to know that with shared living one can live together with others as friends and family.
The friends you make in share houses are always there to cheer you up. Living together as adults you are able to build deep relationships with others different to those you have with normal friends, and that, I think, is a wonderful thing.
What you want is not fancy facilities or a ridiculous amount of space, but just really awesome people to live with. If this sounds like something you would say, then enjoy the rest of the article as we introduce to you Hidamari Nishieifuku.
The house is located 9-minutes walk from Nishieifuku station on the Keio Inokashira line. Once a family home, it has been renovated into a share house. It seems like a place where tenants can take deep breaths and relax their mind and body.
Let’s have a look at Hidamari Nishieifuku, a share house newly opened by the company Come On Up.
Every time I visit one of Come On Up’s houses I see everyone living there having such a great time and think again to myself how great shared living is.
I asked the company if there was any kind of specific knowledge needed in order to bring about good communication between tenants, and was told that all you need is people to exchange greetings with each other, such as ‘good morning’ and ‘good night.’
If these everyday greetings, which we take for granted, are the trick to maintaining good communication between housemates then just about any share house can achieve it, but that’s not to say that there haven’t been any occasions where people have just kept to themselves after meeting the others for the first time.
I think real, honest communication happens when people get together in an environment that helps them to express who they are.
The word for ‘everyday greetings’ in Japanese is ‘aisatsu’ (挨拶), made up of two characters. ‘ai’ (挨) means ‘to open one’s heart’ and ‘satsu’ (拶) means to ‘to get to know’, together giving the meaning of ‘opening your heart to get to know another’.
In today’s busy society we tend to shy away from greeting others, however doing so may unwittingly lead to closing off your heart to those around you.
Opening your heart and getting to know others will result in others doing the same for you. Doing this everyday will give you more confidence in your actions and you may just become more assertive in all things.
At Come On Up’s new share house, Hidamari Nishieifuku, variety of life is waiting for you with exciting events as well as a relaxing environment. If that sounds like something for you, you should definitely check it out. The staff are great and even invited me along next time they hold an event, so I’m looking forward to writing a report about that.
I’m sure there are people out there who will find their second home in Tokyo living at Hidamari Nishieifuku.