PadSplit member Virginia, who is 65-years-old, has tried several co-living situations in the past. She moved to Los Angeles a few years ago to be a part of the city’s artist community. The city’s high cost of living prohibited her from living in an apartment, so she tried to live in a hostel and two other co-living environments. The co-living there was “OK” but not having her own bedroom and space got old very quickly.
As a sales professional by day, Virginia moves around a lot for various projects. She recently accepted a job opportunity in Las Vegas, and lived in an AirBnB for two months, but even though it was a “cheaper AirBnB,” it was still too expensive.
She also tried to find an apartment, but found the Vegas rental market to be ridiculous. She notes that many apartments had non-refundable application fees, administration fees and extremely costly security deposits, all for apartments that weren’t that great to begin with.
She heard about PadSplit but was skeptical because of her past co-living experiences. Still, she thought she’d give it a try since PadSplit offered flexibility and she wouldn’t have to commit for too long.
“PadSplit is better than any of the alternatives”
She originally committed to living in a PadSplit for five weeks, but now that she’s tried it out, Virginia doesn’t foresee leaving any time soon.
“PadSplit is better than any of the alternatives,” says Virginia. She moved into what was a brand new house, and she loves her private room, kitchen and the laundry room. She also loves the fact that she’s only a 15-20 minute drive away from work, which is extremely convenient. And, she appreciates that she doesn’t have to walk up any stairs as most apartment complexes require a long walk just to get in and out of your place.
But most of all, Virginia loves the fact that she’s able to save more money with PadSplit’s all-inclusive weekly fees that include utilities. As a result of living in PadSplit, Virginia is investing more to save for her retirement.
“Living in a PadSplit is really a no-brainer if you’re looking to save money. I can’t imagine leaving any time soon, especially when you see how expensive all the other options are, and they’re not even as comfortable as my PadSplit home.”