Meet Andreen, a medical professional at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston. Andreen loves meeting new people and building genuine friendships. She’s a big fan of Boston’s accessible transit, the city skyline, and the people. Continue reading to hear about Andreen’s co-living experience in her new home away from home and watch Andreen’s video interview here.
What brought you to Boston?
I came to Boston from New Jersey for a three-month assignment at Tufts Medical. I work at the hospital preparing instruments for surgeries and I really enjoy doing it. An assignment is typically three months long but now I will be here for an additional three months. I love the city, it only takes me ten minutes to get to work downtown which is why I love my place at Thatch.
How did you find Thatch?
I looked up online places to live in Boston and I found that Thatch came up right away. I contacted the Thatch team directly and they’ve been great at assisting me, Paula is great! At first, I thought this place was too beautiful to actually be true but it’s actually what it says and you get what you see online. The cleanliness of the home and the wide spaces are also a plus.
What does co-living mean to you?
Co-living to me is meeting new friends and learning to live with other people in shared spaces. I love having the ability to gain new friendships and live with so many different people who are at similar stages in life
What do you like about your neighborhood in Boston?
I like that it’s safe and it’s a really quiet area for the city. As a single girl I want to feel safe and comfortable and I feel that in this neighborhood when I’m walking home at midnight.
Has Thatch’s flexible housing process helped you?
It has. What I love about what Thatch is doing is that they’re understanding there’s a shift in the way people rent and live and they’re keeping up with this change. Thatch has allowed people to feel like they have the freedom of moving around or staying if they want to stay. They give you flexibility if you want to stay for a few days or even six months all while feeling like you’re at home. I’ve never felt like I’m at a hotel or somebody else’s house somewhere, I’ve always felt like I’m at home.
What would you say to someone who’s considering staying with Thatch?
I would recommend all travelers and people looking for a flexible and fully furnished space to stay with Thatch. The maintenance crew is great and it’s so easy to reach anyone. Everything is already here so you don’t have to pay for moving expenses. All you’ve got to do is bring your sheets and towels and you’re good to go.