We Design Modern Communities
To Help Young Adults Thrive

We Design Modern Communities To Help Young Adults Thrive

Student & Young Professional
Accommodation

Our Vision

We launched Proper Living to advance the wellbeing of young adults. 6 On Nansen is that first step towards our vision, with many more developments planned for the future. Launching in 2021, this is just a taste of what’s to come for the Proper Living community.

Our founders, Caspar Lee and Benji Schaffer, are young and dynamic entrepreneurs who believe that students and young professionals need the right environment to thrive, and they plan on giving them just that.

Proper Living is built on three core principles: next-level security, smart design, and a warm community vibe. In fact, we took a lot of inspiration from a special little South African bird: The Sociable Weaver.

"Sociable Weavers build large compound community nests, a rarity among birds."

The Concept

These little guys inspired many elements of Proper Living, including our logo. Endemic to Southern Africa, Namibia and Botswana, Sociable Weavers build large community nests which they maintain throughout the year. Epic in size and instantly recognisable, the nests resemble bustling apartment blocks and inspire a sense of community. Just like us.

"They nest in colonies as small as 10 individuals and up to 400-500 birds"
Our Leadership Team
Caspar Lee
"I'm a massive Spurs fan."
Born in England, raised in South Africa, Caspar has over 7 million subscribers on YouTube, was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 and once shot under 100 on a golf course.
Benji Schaffer
"I love being part of a community
and helping out where I can."
Born and raised in Cape Town, Benji co-founded his first company at 16, is a volunteer paramedic and Law Enforcement Reservist. Benji is also a scratch golfer and can't understand why Caspar is so bad at the sport.
Our Leadership Team

Caspar Lee

"I'm a massive Spurs fan."

Born in England, raised in South Africa, Caspar has over 7 million subscribers on YouTube, was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 and once shot under 100 on a golf course.

Benji Schaffer

"I love being part of a community and helping out where I can."

Born and raised in Cape Town, Benji co-founded his first company at 16, is a volunteer paramedic and Law Enforcement Reservist. Benji is also a scratch golfer and can't understand why Caspar is so bad at the sport.

Proper Security.Proper Security

Leaving home or settling into a new space is a big deal. There are some things we can’t control, like the flippen south-easter, but we’ve thought of literally everything else to make your time with us safe and stress-free. Take a look at some of our security features in and around our premises.

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State-of-the-art CCTV surveillance monitored by a specialist team

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Exceptional security team with 24/7 rotational guards

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Advanced access card system

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Guest tracking system at reception

"24/7 guards, advanced access card system, state of the art surveillance"

Wifi For Days

If you’re not quite sold on our vibe yet, your monthly rental includes unlimited 50mbps Wi-Fi . Just think of all the “studying”, “important research” and aimless scrolling you can achieve!

“Your monthly rental includes unlimited 50mbps Wi-Fi connection”

Advanced Access Card System

Keys are a thing of the past with our new advanced access card system that lets you unlock your apartment with your very own Proper Living Resident Card. Not a bad looking way to unlock your space.

Digital Guest Sign In

Expecting company? We’ve got tablets at reception with software that tracks your guests as they sign in and out. You’ll get an email notification when they arrive, giving you time to chuck the dirty dishes under the sink.

Yes, we are tracking your guests. No, it’s not stalkerish. Just a safety precaution to ensure we keep track of who’s in the building if there’s an evacuation.

“Get an email notification when they arrive.”

All Powerful Generator

Too bad, Eskom. We have a serious generator that keeps our security systems, lighting and Wi-Fi going in a power outage. Again, our Wi-Fi is tops, so you’re going to want that on.

“A serious generator that keeps our security systems, lighting and WiFi going.”

Swift App Features

These state-of-the-art security features are available via our sexy little app, Swift.

  • Incident Reporting
    We’ve built in smart software that allows you to report any issues you have directly to those who can help you out.
  • “Watch Me Walk In Safely” Function
    Tap to request one of our on-duty security guards to escort you safely through our doors. This is ideal for when you’re being dropped off after a jol or have to walk home.
  • Contact Building Management
    We'll put you in direct contact with building management if you have an issue. It’s a logical way to streamline complaints and concerns. That said, if you’re experiencing an existential crisis, rather call Mom.
Incident Reporting
This allows us to quickly track and handle issues as they occur.
Walk Me In Safely
Request security to escort you to and from the premises.
SOS Button
Allows you to receive immediate help.
Message Building Management
You will have direct contact with building Management.
Contact Us

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6 Nansen St, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa