Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Beat Traffic and Exhaustion by Exploring the Convenience of Staying at Space EDSA

For many students and employees in Metro Manila, going to school or the office and coming back home later means battling traffic jams and long queues on public transportation vehicles day in and day out. By the time you reach the house, you are already exhausted from the long commute and have little time left to rest until you do it all over again the next day. Tiring, huh?

Space EDSA lobby and receiving area
I have a son, who's already working, and friends who spend hours on the road every day. It was them who first came to mind when I first learned about Space EDSA. This place was built with the young, energetic, and dynamic lifestyles of students and young professionals in mind. It is a convenient and affordable living solution that is very much needed in these desperate times.

Wouldn't it be nice to come home to a neat room near your place of work?
Space EDSA is designed to help Filipinos have the privilege of enjoying just one short ride or walk to school or the office. The idea is for each "Spacer" to live nearer their places of work. 

note the cabinet on the left side, which is for the Spacer on the top bed
Quinto Oreta, Space EDSA President, acknowledges that they understand the hassle of long and tiring commutes, especially after a whole day spent in school or the office. "So, we want to provide Filipinos a space they can call home but does not require them a time-consuming travel."

bottom beds get locked drawers instead of cabinets 
Currently, the redefined dormitory living is only available at 167 EDSA Mandaluyong City but they are planning to put up other spaces in other areas (such as Taft Avenue and Makati) in the coming months. Space EDSA is located at the third floor of Major Homes' headquarters, the building beside VRP Medical Center, which is just a few steps away from the Reliance Street overpass, and is walking distance from the Boni Avenue MRT Station

well-lighted and colorful hallways, key card security
Aside from having a great location, here are several more reasons why you should consider becoming a Spacer:
  • The introductory price for a month's rent is P4,200 for each bed. This already includes the free use of the common kitchenette, living and dining areas, free use of the gym 24/7, as well as electricity and water. The kitchenette has a water dispenser where Spacers can get their drinking water for free. There's also a vendo machine where one can get coffee or chocolate milk for P5.00.
    24/7 gym with a variety of exercise equipment
  • Spacers are not required to sign yearly contracts. You just pay one month's rent in advance every month (deposit is only worth half a month's rent). According to Angela Manese, General Manager, this rule enables them to refuse renewal of a Spacer's rental if he/she is found to be disruptive to fellow Spacers. They have a "3 strikes you're out" policy and I think that's a good way to enforce discipline and ensure safety for everyone.
  • All rooms (for 4, 6, and 8 people) have air-conditioning units and fresh air vents. Air-conditioners are on for 10 hours per day. When they are switched off, the air vents are turned on. There are rooms that get air-conditioning at night and there are also rooms that have air-conditioning during the day (for those who work on night shifts and need to sleep during day time).
clean and well-maintained toilet and shower areas
  • The rooms are very clean and Spacers are expected to keep their spaces neat. Each bed is provided with a pillow, bed sheet, and blanket which one is required to get laundered at most every two weeks to maintain cleanliness. They just have to pay P150 and the staff will take care of changing the sheets. 
  • Each bed has an assigned cabinet or drawer with lock. Rooms can be accessed via a key card that is issued to every Spacer.
  • There are seven cubicles in the comfort rooms (there's one in the female area and another in the male area) and 14 shower stalls per area. 
  • The common area in the middle of the dorm has numerous electric outlets where Spacers can charge their gadgets for free. Tables and chairs are also available for those who want to eat, work on their laptops, or simply enjoy time with fellow Spacers to develop a sense of community and family. 
Space EDSA's kitchenette
There's no curfew at Space EDSA because many of the Spacers work on night shifts. Thus, all amenities can be shared and enjoyed around the clock. "Ultimately, we want our Spacers to feel that they are living the life that they have always wanted to live," says Angela. 

Are you interested to become a Spacer? Hurry and inquire now! There are only 168 beds in Space EDSA and more than 100 are already occupied. Don't wait to be wait listed! For more information, log on to www.space.com.ph ASAP.

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