June, 2019 - Tribe student accommodation

Student Accommodation in India is the next big thing in the real estate industry. Here’s why?

7 June 2019

Admin

Recently, the US state of California wrote laws into place in order to encourage co-living spaces as part of an ecosystem shared with co-working spaces. Closer home, in India too, big things are happening. As people move further and further away from traditional forms of housing, co-living spaces and communal spaces are gaining popularity, and how! Funding has peaked, and with that funding have come newer, more modern, even more updated communal living spaces than before. Gone are the old, stodgy, traditional one-roomed hostels with a reputation for poor food, uncomfortable conditions, and regressive rules. Today, students pursuing an education can enjoy the independence of living alone while still being able to rely on a community behind them. With more students than ever before, India’s student accommodation industry is really taking off, and how!

Today, the co-living industry – particularly with regard to co-living spaces, is a $12 billion opportunity, the Business Standard reports. The Indian student population is growing faster than ever, but the industry of quality accommodation is decidedly under-occupied. As we move away from traditional paying-guest accommodations that numerous students and working professionals choose, or in traditional hostels, where students are often packed like sardines, the supply of quality accommodation is still low – making it a great market for entrepreneurs – and a great industry that is only going to grow even further in coming years.

The idea, today, of what is expected from a hostel, has changed. No longer is it just a place for students to sleep, study and do not much else. Today, student accommodation is beyond just the physical needs of a roof over one’s head and a bed to sleep in: it is about having a supportive, strong community, both in terms of residence and in terms of peers. Today, people are looking more and more at the implications

Student housing can be a next-generation asset

Journalist and writer Kalpesh Kinariwala from Gulf News touches upon the growing demand for purpose built student accommodation for the rising number of students in UAE. The UAE Government has focused its attention towards developing and urban ecosystem centered around educational institutions and underlines the importance accesses to of good quality safe and affordable accommodation for the students.

As of 2017, the total enrollment in higher education by Indians was at a high 28.56 million, and the number has grown since. There is thus a burgeoning need for student accommodation, and that gap in the industry is what Tribe – with its India-wide coverage, fills! With accommodation not just in quantities but qualities, Tribe marries the concept of modern living with a sense f community, equitable pricing with a system that works for parents and students alike.

But it is not just within the industry; consumer awareness on the student accommodation industry has burgeoned too, with more and more parents of students – and students themselves – aware of the superior facilities now available to students, and the growing student body in a position to utilise those facilities

In an industry growing and expanding rapidly, both horizontally and vertically, we at Tribe fulfill the need of the hour: new, updated student accommodation that is no longer stuck in the past, but moving rapidly towards the future.

Latest blog

Not the Home you Need, But the Home you Deserve.

Good things come to those who wait.
Great things come to those who don't!

Why is it better to live at a modern hostel like Tribe than living at a flat?

7 June 2019

Admin

It’s a familiar, time-tested story: you’ve received a letter of admission to your dream college, and you’ve got everything ready to go: except one thing: where will you stay? And thus begins your search for a place to stay for at least the next year.

One of two likely scenarios then presents itself: you may be the one looking for a flat to rent, following which you search for flatmates, or you may choose to look for people who are already seek.

Today, Facebook is the most popular platform for these referrals. Often, those looking to find flatmates will post on internal forums reserved for institutions, or groups related to flats and flatmates in order to find people to rent a flat with.

Here’s why that is not a good idea anymore.

Often, there are big caveats to finding flatmates online. Unless you have mutual friends with your future flatmate(s), the odds are that you don’t know what their living habits are like. If you’re the kind of person who prefers to keep things tidy and in order all the time, you may not be in for a pleasant surprise if your roommate is the opposite.

You will end up spending a significant amount of your time with the people you live with, and this can present a number of issues if your lifestyles don’t gel with each other. But while friends can be made, and lifestyles worked around, there are a few non-negotiables that come with renting a flat.

Sometimes, renters luck out with good landlords. Often, however, this is not the case. Landlords are often restrictive and may not respect privacy. Repairs that need to be made in the home, although they should be brought to the attention of a landlord, may not always be dealt with timely. In addition to this, the logistics of household repairs are often both time-consuming and expensive, two things of significant value to a student. When you are already dealing with an intensive course of study, searching for a repairman for a leaky faucet or a lack of water is the last thing on your mind.

Bills, too, will pile up separately living in a rented flat, and bring with them the added responsibility of tracking and paying them. The equal sharing of those costs may also bring in even further issues that could complicate the living situation. In shared accommodation, the cost of utilities is already built into your cost of living: so you don’t need to worry about surprise bills and additional costs coming out of nowhere, because everything is already taken care of!

Chores, too, can pile up. While renting with flatmates brings a degree of independence, what it also brings is all the tasks that you could once take for granted now being contingent entirely on yourself. Cleaning, daily chores, maintenance and upkeep are things you cannot take for granted when renting: but in student accommodation, that, too, is staggered into your overall costs. It brings to you all the independence and the joy of living with friends, without the burden of small things that could snowball and divert your time and attention.

Shared student accommodation brings with it the added benefit of those of a similar cohort and age group to you, living on the same ____. With a large group of students, you are more likely to find friends with whom you can share a wavelength, and who become part of your social circle.

Latest blog

Not the Home you Need, But the Home you Deserve.

Good things come to those who wait.
Great things come to those who don't!

Why should you enroll your child into Tribe?

7 June 2019

Admin

  1. Assured of their safety

 

For any parent whose child is studying away from home, the first and foremost concern is their safety. Is my child going to be in a safe environment? Are they going to be taken care of, and are they among a good, like-minded crowd? Will they make friends? At Tribe, the answer to each of those questions is a resounding yes! With round-the-clock security, Tribe ensures that your kids are well taken care of as they embark on their new academic journey. Students’ safety is of paramount concern, and our arterially, safely located premises ensure your ward is in a secure environment.

  1. No Hidden costs

Often, shared student accommodations will entice potential new residents – and their parents – with attractive, seemingly economical costs – all without mentioning the various caveats that come along with them, and the costs built into the fine print that have not been mentioned.

At Tribe, WYSIWYG – what you see, is what you get! All of our costing and pricing information is forthright, upfront, and clearly detailed along with our facilities, which means that you, as a parent, have no hidden or surprise costs foisted upon you suddenly at any point during your child’s stay at Tribe.

  1. They can concentrate on their work

What can often happen if your child is renting a flat or sharing accommodation with an individual flatmate is that the daily administrative tasks associated with running a home pile up. Bills need to be paid, maintenance needs to be followed up, and often, caught up in this, your child’s studies can get neglected or pushed to the back burner simply to manage the daily tasks associated with living alone or in a rented flat.

At Tribe, we take care of everything for you! From daily housekeeping to ensuite facilities, a cafeteria, a fitness centre and more, neither you nor your child have to worry about the distractions that accompany renting.

  1. A home-like environment, away from home

As parents, you might often wonder if your child has the same wholesome, encouraging environment that they have at home. At Tribe, your child will be staying among hundreds of like-minded students, with a close network of others also in college. Surrounded by friends, some of whom may even be on their course of study will give your child the environment they need to have a balanced academic life, and be among others working towards their own academic goals in an inclusive, enriching, supportive environment.

  1. Giving your child secure independence

Until your child goes off to university or college, the chances are that they have lived with you their entire lives. Going out into the world by themselves can be daunting for many children, and as a parent, it is understandable that you, too, would worry. Well, at Tribe, you don’t need to. Our secure accommodation means that your child will have the independence of living alone, among those of their age group, with the ability to live by themselves and make friends, without the hassle of living completely alone. They have their own independence – but within the safe, secure environment Tribe provides – for their, and your, peace of mind.

Latest blog

Not the Home you Need, But the Home you Deserve.

Good things come to those who wait.
Great things come to those who don't!

Why is communal living better than traditional living for students in this generation?

7 June 2019

Admin

What does the phrase “communal living” really mean?

Well, for some it means literally what the two words suggest – living among other people. But communal living is so much more than just that.  Communal living is where individuals live together and choose to share the living space, resources, interests, ideals, and property. It is often thought of as a thing of the past as humans have lived in communities for the majority of their existence.

In a traditional hostel setup, rules are strict, often to the point of being excessively restrictive, preventing you from having a social life, or interacting with your peers. In a communal living set-up, while there are some restrictions, there is a freedom of movement, interaction – and an element of fun. As a student, you get to enjoy a rich social life, even within the walls of your accommodation – something you wouldn’t find in a traditional hostel.

In a traditional, single-room hostel set-up, you may be alone, or set-up with a roommate pre-decided by college authorities. In that case, you may enjoy the privacy of living alone, or you might even make friends with the person assigned as your roomate. This, however, comes with one downside: with no en-masse social living or co-existence in a traditional hostel, the number of people one interacts with then becomes restricted to an immediate friends/neighbors’ circle, an academic cohort, or a roommate.

In a communal living setup, all residents learn cooperation. Whereas a traditional hostel would be a more closed, isolated setup – whether alone or with roommates, communal living offers residents the chance to interact and live sustainably with a larger group of people from a similar age, background and pursuing a similar educational goal.

With the isolation that living alone in a traditional hostel can bring, living in a communal shared space, such as Tribe, also brings added benefits. With fitness, health and sports facilities available on all our campuses, Tribe also offers those in our communal living facilities the chance to interact, play sport, and engage in recreational sporting activity together, which builds mental and physical health.

In a traditional hostel set-up, you might be hard-pressed to find someone to make plans with if you want to spend some time outside of college or university. Even if it is just to find company to have a coffee off campus, the more relaxed set-up of a communal living facility means it is not that tough to find company to make plans with!

Communal eating and dining areas, which are often absent in traditional hostels or provide substandard facilities, are new, improved and better than ever at Tribe. With a wider range of freshly-cooked food to choose from, Tribe offers the chance for students from across our residences to dine together, spend more time with each other, and build valuable friendships that will last them a lifetime.

Latest blog

Not the Home you Need, But the Home you Deserve.

Good things come to those who wait.
Great things come to those who don't!

5 must-haves on any hostel check-list before move-in day

7 June 2019

Admin

  1. Security

Whether you’re male or female, safety is the most important thing you should look out for when you’re searching for student accommodation. How is the area around you? Often, the most affordable student accommodation, especially when you’re on a budget, will compromise on the area, meaning that you have to think twice when you’ve spent time or a night out with your friends, or when you’re even coming back from dinner. Conversely, you also don’t want to live in a hostel or shared accommodation where there is no provision for you and your belongings. Often, shared accommodation can mean that anyone can venture in or out of your hostel, leaving your belongings – particularly laptops and other electronics, vulnerable.

You want to check that your accommodation has guards, proper locks and safety measures, especially at night-time.

Especially if you’re female, security is of the utmost importance. You need to know and be assured of your safety at all times. At Tribe, however, that is never a concern! With safety and security measures for all of our residents, we ensure a smooth, worry-free stay!

  1. Location, location, location!

Proximity is one of the key factors in selecting your student accommodation. You want to be close enough to your educational institution that you don’t have to spend half your time travelling, or in transit from home to college and back again. An added plus: that gives you more time to sleep in, to exercise, and to balance your social life and your education.

You could be in student accommodation that may be enticing for the price, but the area may not be safe, may not be accessible, and travel times may be extremely long.

You also want to be in a location that provides you access to that social life. With restaurants, eateries and pubs around, Tribe affords you the balance between attending your classes, minimizing travel, and being able to enjoy time with your friends and peers stress-free!

  1. Food

Food is always a big consideration when you’re moving into student accommodation. Dietary requirements and restrictions can come in the way, and meal prepping and cooking for yourself, although ideal, are not always feasible in terms of time and budget.

While some student accommodations – even some PG arrangements, do provide meals, these are often unpalatable, unhealthy or repetitive. Ordering in every day might be easy on the taste buds, but is not always so on the wallet.

At Tribe, our catered accommodation and cafeteria ensure that meals – and planning for food – are not something you need to worry about, especially when there are so many things already on your mind!

  1. Budget

One of the most important factors in picking your accommodation is budget. Most importantly, you do not want to focus on just the number, but what you’re getting for your money’s worth. For the amount of money you’re paying for your student accommodation, you want to ensure that every other factor in your consideration: the time it takes you to travel to your college or institution, whether or not the cost of meals will be included, for starters. This is one of the key aspects of student accommodation, and something you should do even before shortlisting! At every student accommodation you visit, you should have a checklist of each of these factors before you make your final decision.

  1. Facilities

What facilities does your student accommodation have? Amenities are very important. Does your accommodation provide you furniture, or a place to revise, study and make notes? For daily tasks: does your accommodation provide shared showers or individual, ensuite facilities? While some students may be comfortable with shared facilities, personal preferences do vary, and that is something that one must take into consideration before picking a student accommodation.

For the fitness conscious, access to fitness facilities may be a must. Accommodations with communal and social areas, sports facilities and open space are also ideal – not just for physical fitness, but for mental health, too!

Remember – your student accommodation is your home for at least a year – so pick only the best!

Latest blog

Not the Home you Need, But the Home you Deserve.

Good things come to those who wait.
Great things come to those who don't!