Interact with different cultures at this international sharehouse

The perfect environment for people wanting to live in a sharehouse in Australia is one where people gather from all over the world as students or on working holidays, a place where people from Europe, South America and Asia live together and speak English everyday.

I’m talking about Cozzy Stay, a successful brand of sharehouses by the 2stay Group. All of their properties are top quality with each house having been remodeled in the same design, with each place even having the same furniture. We’ll be looking at three of these houses today. One house is in North Sydney, a popular area among the Japanese. Close to a bus stop with the city a 15-minute bus ride away, it’s in the perfect spot for people particular about location. There is also another house in Kingsford, a suburb nearby UNSW, in a quiet residential area. This house is close to the main street with the convenient for shopping with many Asian supermarkets and restaurants in the area. It takes approximately 25 minutes by bus to the city. Randwick, like Kingsford, is another popular Eastern suburb. The property in this area has a wonderful antique-style exterior. Nearby is a street with restaurants and a cinema, and close to the beach it’s a great house for people who want to enjoy the beach lifestyle. The city is a 25-minute bus ride away.

Let’s have a look inside!

「Cozzy Stay North Sydney」House Details Page


Living and dining area for mingling among housemates

Timber floorboards offset the white color-scheme. Australian houses usually tend to be carpeted, so it’s great to see some wooden floorboards here.


Fun times sitting around the table enjoying a meal together!


Spend time talking to your roommates.


With all house interiors of the same design, each kitchen will look a little something like this.


The dining room in the Kingsfordhouse.


The kitchen in the North Sydney house.


The bathrooms have also been completely renovated. Congestion can be avoided with each property having two or three bathrooms.


There is a sofa in the corner that can be used to hang out with housemates or relax in by yourself outside of your room.


Some houses may have balconies or backyards. ThisKingsford propertyhas plenty of space to relax outside.


The softly-lit living room. The bright atmosphere allows resident to relax comfortably.


Laundry can be hung out to dry if you have a backyard. You could even lie on the grass and read a book when the weather is fine.


Coin-operated washing machines. Australia doesn’t have money-changing machines like Japan so make sure you have coins beforehand.


Single rooms are popular and almost always no vacancy. Japanese guests tend to prefer a more private environment, but may feel the rent to be more expensive here than Japan.


Most popular are the twin-share rooms. Japanese guests may not be accustomed to this type of room, but neither are people from other countries. The twin-share room is one feature of sharehouses in Australia, with many properties in Sydney using this style right now.

The biggest problem people face when coming to Australia is their accommodation. The owner of 2Stay told us that he wants to reduce the stress of living in a foreign country for his guests and provide safe and comfortable places to live to overseas visitors. Another one of the reasons people stay in these houses long-term is because they are all located in popular areas.

We were allowed to inspect all of the properties and can tell you for certain that they really all are the of the same design. The company provides a great support system, coming to speak with house guests in person should they not do their share of the cleaning or abide by the house rules. International houses may have a reputation for having many parties and being very loud, however with house rules in place here this shouldn’t be a problem!

Cozzy Stay houses are English environments with great support systems, and what’s more, all properties are new! They are highly recommended, worry-free properties for people living overseas or in shared accommodation for the first time. How do you feel about an exciting life interacting with exchange students and working holiday-makers from all over the world and making plans to travel Australia together?

/Author: Kaori