One thing we do know is that the global population is likely to hit 8.5 billion by mid-2030. The need to house almost a billion more people makes the creation of enough sustainable, well designed and affordable housing one of the biggest and most urgent problems. One potential solution that we will see much more of in the decade ahead is shared living. Though it’s a relatively new phenomenon which is only beginning to find its feet, its efficacy is being tested and its future widely discussed. But while property developers, urban planners and corporations are all exploring the opportunities in earnest, these bodies are very rarely the end users of their own schemes. Where are the views of the people who might live in those spaces in the future?