Abode away from home - Kanika Chawla

“It is too good to be true” were my first thoughts when I heard about Abode.

I moved back to Bangalore in July to take up a new job offer (After all it all starts with a job). I was thrilled to move back to the city I called my second home, but for a single woman, it is also quite a nightmare to find accommodation. With no old roommates to back upon, I contacted brokers and PG owners, however, nothing materialized. To settle for a substandard PG or an unfurnished apartment, was out of question.

While browsing through the many house rent groups on social media I stumbled upon a post on Abode and its vivid facilities and features. Immediately, I called up Dev (I mean Devashish, the landie) to have that ‘first discussion’ and Dev, like a true marketing guy, walked me through Abode. However, skeptic as I was, I refused to believe him completely. He guided me to their website to prove his point (the pictures are amazing) but I kept thinking it was some sort of a marketing gimmick. After some 20 more calls to Dev (He was super patient to address everything) to discuss my apprehensions and two Abode tours taken by my friends I finally decided to move in. On my first visit to Abode, it surpassed all my expectations (no pun intended); the place was fully furnished with great facilities. My flat mate and I instantly clicked and here I am today, a member of this vibrant young community and it feels like home. I am one of the first residents of Abode Nestor and I feel a certain sense of pride at having “discovered” this gem.

It’s been 5 months since I moved in to flat no. 208 and almost every day (okay, not every day but often) I say to myself that I couldn’t have found a better place to start my life again in Bangalore. You are never alone here, nobody is. The people here, the vibe you get from people, always lets you feel you are looked after. Simple everyday things are just taken care of as they always do back home.

I walked in here with just a bag of clothes and I know when I leave, I would take with me memories, lifelong friends (fingers crossed :p) and some of the best experiences of my life.  

It’s indeed home away home, oops sorry, for me It’s Abode away from home.


The grateful resident

Kanika Chawla, Flat 208

P.S. It is good and it is true

Take Care!



What is Co-living?

Since the beginning of life on earth, humans have lived in clusters, tribes & clans. And the nuclear family concept emerged a hundred years after. But with the advent of new opportunities, the young, now termed as the millennials, are moving to new places more than ever before. They are purpose-driven, talented, creative & ambitious. But what they constantly feel the lack of is a sense of belonging, in the new city, new country or a new continent. We stay in a super-disconnected city where there are tons & tons of people but at the end of the day it feels like being alone in the crowd. A recent Wired magazine article pointed out that “among the young, the "loneliness epidemic" has gone viral: nearly 60 per cent of 18- to-34-year-olds told the Mental Health Foundation they felt lonely often or sometimes.”

Here enters Co-living: A concept focused on fostering a sense of community, of living together, of sharing space, moments, resources, thoughts and dreams with like-minded people and becoming a better version of yourself while being a part of something bigger.

Co-living is making a comeback with a contemporary twist to suit this era. It’s a modern way of living better together. You feel an instant sense of connection and belonging when you share a space with inspiring & creative people, just like you. You discover your latent potential and find a new perspective about things around you. It’s a refreshing experience while being the new way of life - living away from family, not away from community.

We, at Abode, are aiming to foster this very community living culture. While you have your own space and privacy inside your room, the whole world of community living awaits once you open the door and walk out of your room. Shared recreational spaces, kitchen & work zones enable our residents to know each other, get inspired, create something together & respect individuality while acknowledging the community.

Common Pocket at our property in Koramangala, Nestor. 

Common Pocket at our property in Koramangala, Nestor. 

What I love most about Abode is the interesting backgrounds that people here come from. With everything ranging from dance therapists to doctors to photographers adding to the most amazing mix of characters, you're sure to never be bored for a second.                             - Resident at Nestor. 

Here’s to redefining the way millennials live. And here’s to a world where living, being inspired, living together and sharing space, moments & dreams doesn’t have to take a back seat :)



The 10 commandments of Abode

I. Before you enter this holy territory of Abode, make sure your pockets don’t possess any drugs. Chances are, we might confiscate them.

II. Cleanliness is next to common sense. Slam-dunk the litter till it falls right inside the bin. Who knows you might just become the next Michael Jordan.

III. There are usually no ghosts in this building unless you happen to not return what you borrowed from the co-living zones. In which case, you’ll have to prepare to get haunted.

IV. Talking of co-living zones, leave them like you had found them - clean and ready for the next Abode Insider.

V. A family that eats (talks, inspires and grows) together, stays together. That’s what we aim for with this community living set up. So let’s co-create and co-live.

VI. FUR is our favourite ‘F’ word after, well, Friends. (what were you thinking?) Anyway, we love four-legged fur balls. So feel free to bring yours Abode :)

VII. Never miss an event hosted by Abode Insiders. Not that we’ll miss you (maybe we will). But more so because seeing kickass pictures up on our page the next day might kill you a little inside. FOMO, you see.

VIII. Breaking bed is certainly not our favourite thing to see. So just make sure you maintain the furniture of your room well, even if you are using it for purposes it hasn’t been made for ;)

IX. Any conversations related to Deepika Padukone need to be positive. If you don’t like her, don’t be vocal about it. We’re serious.

X. Lastly, make sure you make friends, memories and some bad decisions while you’re here. After all, YOLO, right?


Welcome Abode :)