Lockdown or no lockdown, rain or shine, virtual or in-person, every month we will plan a “First Friday” event for our members. These events allow our members to meet at a bar, restaurant, or beach club where, with a few drinks and snacks, members can get together and get to know one another. The events have been extremely popular in the past, so popular that we are now looking at creating two “First Friday” sessions in the next month to accommodate more members (given Covid-19 restrictions, the number of members per group will fluctuate).
We made sure that these “First Friday” events continued even throughout lockdowns! This allowed for a bigger number of members to participate and enjoy one of the many perks that comes with living in a Casa Mia home. The events included cocktail-making classes with Spiffy Dapper, beer tastings, and an introduction to beer making with Level33 as well as events for our creative and crafty members such as soap-making classes!
We want our coliving members to be able to make friends not only in their house but with the other homes too, therefore we plan ‘Neighborhood Meet-Ups’ every so often. With a few bottles of prosecco and a charcuterie board, courtesy of our partners at The Providore, we invite members of homes nearby for them to get to know each other in a fun and relaxed setting!
We have also introduced more active events which we will also plan to host every month! In our semi-annual survey (results can be found here), some of our members voiced suggestions and recommendations for future events, such as hiking, dance classes, or cycling events.
We listened to their feedback and planned two events this month.1 x hike and 1 x dance class. Our most recent excursion was to Henderson Waves (a must-visit hiking spot located close to some of our homes!) last weekend. It was great to see new members meet, interact and bond over things they had in common, such as profession, culture, hobbies, and other interests.
Our dance class also had a lot of interested members attending! Through using a poll vote in our Facebook group we easily identified what suited the majority of our members. Our members love a cheeky Bachata or Salsa class.
Lastly, we've introduced Casa Mia BBQs! We held recently held our first one and received lots of positive feedback from our members. We may or may not be in the midst of planning our next one, keep your eyes peeled ;)
On the 17th September, it was International Coastal Cleanup Day. Sustainability is close to our heart at Casa Mia Coliving and striving to make our world a more sustainable and greener place for future generations is of utmost importance. Having monthly events, such as group coastal cleanups, also allows our members to play their part.
For the International Coastal Cleanup Day, a group of 5 set out to Yishun Dam to collect as much trash as they could in 2 hours. They managed to collect 15 full bin bags but only covered around 10% of the walkway. If anything, this motivates to create more of these events and have an active approach to caring for the environment!
Casa Mia Coliving would not be Casa Mia Coliving if we didn't offer Italian cooking classes for our members. Arguably one of the most popular events, we've decided we will organize it again for other interested members! At the end of the 5-hour cooking session, members learned how to make ravioli from scratch, as well as a tasty lemon chicken piccata, and even ice cream from scratch! With these cooking skills, you would be lucky to be their housemate.
As restrictions ease, we will also be looking into planning other exciting events, such as big group BBQs, sporting events, or holiday celebrations. But for now, we will have to keep our events on the smaller side...
We are already planning and looking forward to all of our upcoming events. We would love to hear from you if you have any recommendations, so just reach out to the team. In the meantime, why don't you check out our Facebook page to view any upcoming or past events we've held? And if you are looking for a new home in Singapore, check out this post about How Casa Mia Coliving Makes It Easy for Young Professionals to Move to a New City