The story of LifeX

It was autumn of 2015 when we decided to move from San Francisco to Copenhagen. We were moving to start new jobs, a new life and just experiment with a new city. We thought to ourselves, how hard could it be?

What we didn’t realize was that it’s not easy to move even today in this easy information world. How do we even start the process of finding a nice apartment in these busy cities? How do we convince a random landlord to trust us? How do we rent something from the other side of the globe and know that it’s not a scam? And most importantly, how do we make sure that we’ll be able to find a new social circle?

We were facing all these questions… And when we arrived in Copenhagen, we realised we are definitely not the only ones.  So in June 2017 we decided to rent out a big apartment, get the best design furniture and invite a few other people to live with us. “Just to try it out,” we thought with our classic product prototype mentality.

And it was rented out in a day! Friends of friends, coworkers, even fast growing companies started reaching out to us from various corners. So we set up another co-living home. Again, same thing. Finally, “Well, we might just try and set up a company now and do this on scale,” we thought.

That’s how the LifeX community was born. Now with a bigger passionate team, we are helping many more live in beautiful shared apartments with great people. And yes, LifeX is still our home too ;)

We believe that co-living is an answer to some of the biggest challenges of our time. It helps fight not only the housing crisis, and climate crisis, but also the growing intolerance and loneliness.

Ritu JainSune Theodorsen - founders of LifeX

Co-living homes
We manage more than 45 beautiful apartments in 5 cities.
Investment to-date
LifeX investors are Founders and Cherry Ventures.
Happy members
Extremely high member satisfaction as seen on Trustpilot.
Company partners
Helping talent in high growth companies settle in a new city.

Rooms are beautifully furnished and designed by HAY.

Why we started LifeX?

LifeX around Europe

LifeX co-living homes are now in several European cities: Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Munich & Vienna.

What our members love about co-living?

Ezre Galaczi
Engineer at Leo Innovation Labs
Ellen Paulig
Theatre actor
Jordane Pagand
Engineer at Tonsser

Trusted by members from 50+ countries

"Finding a place to live is tough, but finding a community to call home is even tougher when you're in a new place. That's why LifeX is so awesome! Amazing place, amazing people."

"I love to live here! It's a whole different concept from student life: professional people are more organized and I have so much in common with all of them!"

"LifeX is amazing, and the people are too! I am especially grateful for the help with all the various registrations as it enabled me to focus getting up to speed with everything at my new job."

"We first heard about LifeX through a colleague at my partner’s new office. Almost one year on and we are still happily at LifeX. We live in a beautiful, modern apartment in the heart of Copenhagen."

"The staff is amazing and very helpful, I don't imagine how it would have been without them. Also the apartments are really well located and equipped. I totally recommend LifeX to anyone who's moving to a foreign country."

"LifeX is a brilliant way to immediately feel at home in a new city. When I moved to Copenhagen the thought of finding an apartment was daunting, but LifeX made everything so easy."

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