HafH is a co-living service that offers a fixed-price option for “living and working spaces”. It is available in 151 cities across 18 countries and regions worldwide, including 100 cities in Japan. The company plans to expand its service to 500 cities by the end of 2020. In addition, it plans to launch a pilot program from April 2020 onwards to provide a total solution for corporate customers towards work style reform, which will be the first of its kind in Japan.
KabuK Style Inc. (Co-CEOs: Kenji Sunada and Ryo Osera) announced that since the launch of their fixed-rate co-living service “HafH” in April 2019, they have achieved their goal of making the service available in “all 47 prefectures in Japan and 50 cities overseas” within one year. They were able to achieve this goal one month ahead of schedule and the service is now available in a total of 151 cities in 18 countries and regions worldwide, including 100 cities in Japan.
As of February 26, 2020, the countries where HafH is available are:
Japan: all 47 prefectures (100 cities)
Asia-Pacific region: Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Australia, and the United States (Hawaii)
Europe: Greece and Georgia
Africa: Kenya and Tanzania
Latin America: Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico
Regarding the plan to expand the number of HafH available cities to 500 by the end of March 2021:
- HafH will become available throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The company will expand the number of available cities in Singapore, ASEAN countries, South Korea, China, India, and Australia to accelerate growth in this region where low-cost transportation through the use of LCCs is expected to be possible.
- The company will actively work to expand the number of available cities in Europe’s major cities, including preparing for organizational structure.
- The company will gradually expand to other regions while continuing to open facilities that meet the quality standards of HafH. Expansion will also include North America.
In addition, in the 2020 fiscal year, the company plans to begin a demonstration experiment of a total solution service for work style reform for corporations offered by the “Work Style Consortium for Five Years Later,” with which it announced a collaboration on January 20th. The service is set to begin from April of this year.
“How do companies ensure a work environment where employees can work without being required to come into the office, and how do employees spend their free time? How should companies approach employees’ desire for side jobs (multiple jobs)? How do companies consider work-life balance for their employees? We plan to announce the details of the service and its usage scenarios, as well as any upcoming services, on March 4, 2020 (Wed) at 18:30. We are hosting this event as part of the “5 Years From Now, New Way of Working Consortium”.
Five companies have formed the “New Way of Working Consortium” to promote and accelerate a diverse range of next-generation work styles. We will begin discussing how to achieve this goal.
Comments from KabuK Style Inc. CEO, Kenji Sunada, provider of the HafH service: “As discussions on work style reform shift from simple time management and control to achieving both corporate development and individual fulfillment through diverse work styles, there is a need for a society that allows for various work styles that suit each person. This year, remote work, where employees can work without coming into the office, and “workation” (a combination of work and vacation) where employees can work while traveling, are expected to garner a lot of attention. Through the “New Way of Working Consortium,” KabuK Style will be the first in Japan to offer a total solution for corporations, contributing to a society that allows for diverse work styles.”
HafH, a flat-rate co-living service, aims to establish its position as the world’s largest co-living platform by providing environments that allow remote work worldwide, as well as a richer lifestyle.