Flexible housing platform Anyplace enters Southeast Asia, teams up with coliving operators
by e27 2020-01-13
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US-based flexible housing platform Anyplace announced its entry to the Southeast Asian market with a partnership with coliving spaces operators in Singapore and Indonesia.


Those coliving operators are Lyf (Singapore), MetroResidences (Singapore), Outpost (Bali, Indonesia), and Hustlers Villa (Bali, Indonesia).


Anyplace CEO and Co-Founder Satoru Steve Naito explained that the startup is currently in talks with at least five other operators in Jakarta, Bali, and Singapore, as part of its strategy to enter the Southeast Asian market.


The startup aims to have at least 10 properties in each city.


“Coliving companies are emerging everywhere as it has become a trend –not only in the US. We aim to build a global network for coliving businesses and flexible housing provider,” he said.


Founded in 2016 by Naito and co-founder Koichi Tanaka, Anyplace is a B2C platform that helps digital nomads to search and book for temporary housing arrangements during their travels.


The platform focusses on mid-term stay (more than 30 days but under a year) and works with coliving spaces, hotels, and apartments to provide options for their customers.


With the goal to ease the process of finding and securing accommodation for digital nomads, Anyplace linked customers to fully-furnished facilities on monthly-based rents.