TikTok use is spreading worldwide. People record and upload millions of videos daily.
And the work doesn’t stop on the app. Users also like to share their videos on other social media platforms, increasing exposure.
The chance to make money on TikTok, make it even more appealing to users. TikTok allows users to make money not only through its Creator Fund but also through external affiliate marketing programs and sponsorships.
The fact that creating TikTok videos is becoming a proper job is leading to alternative solutions, purposefully designed for TikTokers.
One of these is the creation of collab houses, where TikTokers can live and create content together.
There are many collab houses now. They’re distributed all around the world, and users appreciate them a lot.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, keep reading. In this article, we’ll explain to you what TikTok collab houses are and answer all the most frequently asked questions.
Let’s dive right in.
What is a TikTok collab House?
A TikTok Collab House is a physical place where TikTok creators decide to live and work together.
During their permanence, they can spend their time recording videos for TikTok, YouTube, Instagram together to promote their personal brands and each other’s platform.
Where did the idea for TikTok collab houses come from?
The idea of TikTok collab houses started in 2014, when members of an early collab channel called “Our Second Life” lived and worked together in a house they called the o2L Mansion.
In 2017, Jake Paul, a famous YouTuber, bought the Team 10 House, a physical space for him and his team to stay and create video content.
By recording and publishing videos about the way they were living and working together, they started the trend and spread the idea of collab houses.
From there on, other people copied the idea, buying and renting luxurious houses to accommodate TikTokers.
What are the most famous TikTok collab houses?
Currently, there are several collab houses all around the world. The following are some of the most popular.
Hype house comes out top. It is a rental mansion in Los Angeles, and, currently, it is the house with the highest number of members. It has a giant backyard, pool, and kitchen.
Formed in 2019, it was one of the first movers among all the other houses, as well as being home to one of the most popular TikTokers, Addison Rae.
Hype House is now home to over twelve official and unofficial members – some of whom live there full time, while others go visit only when they’re in town.
The Sway House (@theswayla) is a 7,800-square-foot mansion in Bel Air.
TikTok Sway House was founded in January 2020 by TalentXEntertainment with the following statement: “support, build, and grow their social imprint across platforms, traditional and new media and into new verticals.”
The first mansion’s members were: Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Anthony Reeves, Jaden Hossler, Kio Cyr, and Griffin Johnson.
The ByteSquad house (@bytesquadhq) is behind the London-based company Fanbytes, headed by Timothy Armoo, a 24-year-old CEO.
The ByteSquad house includes KT Franklin; SurfaceLdn; Monty Keates; Shauni Kibby; Sebby Wood; and Lily Rose, who has acquired more than a million followers thanks to her funny takes on viral TikTok trends.
A typical day in the ByteSquad house goes like this: wake up at 9 or 10am, have breakfast, and record TikTok videos until 7pm.
Who pays for the TikTok collab houses?
Generally, TikToker who decide to live and work together pay the rent using money they earn from sponsorships, video creation, and so on.
How do I join a TikTok collab house?
There isn’t a formal way to join a TikTok collab house. However, you may need to prove that you have enough followers and a good engagement rate (number of likes, comments, and shares). Also, some houses have rules you need to respect if you want to join.
Thus, apart from that, and apart from collaborating paying the rent, you won’t need any other specific requirement. Even if, some collab houses, may require additional preconditions.