Bay Area techies revive communal living

SAN FRANCISCO — Northern California tech entrepreneurs are reviving the practice of communal living to reduce housing costs and bring together creative young people.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/18GJqXD) reported that techies are taking over mansions and other large buildings and turning them into modern-day communes.

These co-living spaces are attracting entrepreneurs seeking a lifestyle that involves shared groceries, family dinners and group amenities like yoga rooms.

Jordan Aleja Grader and her partner, early Facebook engineer Justin Rosenstein, turned a mansion in San Francisco's Mission District into a residence called Agape — Greek for "love."

"We're seeing a shift in consciousness from hyper-individualistic to more cooperative spaces," Grader said. "We have a vision to raise our families together."

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