What is HafH Coliving?
Coliving is a community of those living in close proximity to their work, not just sharing their place of residence, but starting new business projects, inviting people from outside and creating new encounters and opportunities. It’s a place that encourages the growth of a community with a positive and friendly vibe.
HafH Coliving clears away obstacles like deposits and key money etc. – the hurdles that make looking for a place to live in Japan so difficult. HafH is also a place we’re people from all walks of life are welcome. There’s no discrimination based on things like nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion etc. An open and new style of shared living, it’s also perfect for exchange students and those seeking work! While registered on this plan, you get a fixed room to call your own and also 10 free nights to use at other locations in our worldwide network.
You can stay for free at other locations within the HafH Network for 10days/month!
HafHʼs Coliving Network
How to use HafH
Sign-up to HafH
You will need to sign-up to HafH
When signing-up for HafH Coliving, you will need to register a valid credit card and provide a copy of either a valid passport or valid driver's licence.
Your credit card will be billed on the first day of every month. From the day you register up until the first day of the following month you can use HafH for free! If we are unable to bill you credit card due to misentered information, your booking may be automatically cancelled.
・We use credit card encryption for your security.
Select plan type / location
Before choosing a HafH Coliving please enquire with us first.
We need to confirm that there is a room available at the HafH location of your choice first! Before choosing your new home base, please check with our Neighbor Support Center first.
While awaiting confirmation, we advise choosing Snooze HafH from the plan drop down menu first.
Before you start living at your new place, you can request to view the location. It’s a good idea to speak with the location owner to make sure there is no miscommunication before moving in.
While you are on a HafH Coliving plan, your room stays as your room even when traveling around and staying at other locations. That means you can leave what you don’t need to take on your trip in your room at your home base.
You will need to log-in to your HafH account to book and stay at other locations in the HafH Network.
Cleaning (including changing bed sheets) of your private room at your HafH home base is your responsibility.
Change my Home Base location
You can make the request anytime up until the last day of the month before the month you wish to move in. (Remember, when you need to make a change to your plan, the changes won’t take effect until the first day of the following month.)
This means that you can start living at your new location from the first day of the following month.
In the event that you are unable to wait and need to change mid-month, you can either forfeit the remaining days of your current HafH plan for that month, or contact and book directly with the location you wish to go to on a plan offered by that location.
Changing from HafH Coliving to a different HafH Plan
① Before moving in, please make sure to contact the Neighbor Support Center regarding which HafH location you intend to use.
② You can only make one change to your plan per month. Changes to your plan can be made up until midnight of the last day of the month. Changes will take effect from the first day of the following month.
What’s the difference between a regular form of residence and HafH?
The biggest difference is that HafH is designed with the nomadic lifestyle in mind. With the steady increase in the "live and work from anywhere" style of living, we hope that HafH will be a way to make this nomadic lifestyle easier and more casual. Coliving at HafH means you can say goodbye to hefty deposit and insurance fees! You also don't have to worry about setting up accounts and payments for utilities, Wi-Fi, and buying and selling furniture etc. as these are all included in the one monthly fee. There's also no 1year or 2 year lock in contracts; you can even stay at HafH for just one month!
After verifying your identity with your passport and credit card, you'll gain access to our online community through our web-based app Happli, giving you access to event information and making it possible for you to connect with other HafH Neighbors (members).
What’s the difference between Coliving and a share house?
HafH is a global standard coliving service, starting from Japan, and is open to anyone regardless of nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. The difference between Japanese share houses (house or apartment types) and HafH is the availability of coworking spaces. Through coworking spaces, those who live at HafH and those who just need a place to work have the opportunity to meet and exchange information, experiences, and even culture. This means that HafH is more open to the local community than a regular share house as well.
What do I need to sign-up with HafH?
To sign up with HafH, you need to ❶ register as a Neighbor through Happli (HafH App) on our website and ❷ register your credit card and either your passport or Japanese driver licence for personal identification reasons. Those under 18 years of age are unable to register.
Can I list the address of my HafH home base on my Certificate of Residence (住民票)?
Whether or not you can register the address of your HafH home base depends on the home base itself. Please confirm whether or not it's ok with the home base of your choice first before registering the address on your Certificate of Residence. The same also applies for those wanting to list the address on their company registration. Please confirm with the HafH location first.
What are HafH Coins?
By using HafH Coins when you make a reservation, you can book private rooms or HafH locations usually not available on your plan. We are constantly looking to make HafH an ever more convenient service! We’ll come up with even more ways for you to use your HafH Coins, so watch this space!Terms of Service
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