About us

Alic and Nils first met while studying in London in the early 2000s. We shared a student apartment and quickly became good friends. Over the years, we kept in touch, meeting up in different cities around the world.

In 2022, with the help of Žanete, we started SIA Axxio and introduced "Coliving Residences" to offer better student accommodations in Riga.

At Coliving Residences, we do more than provide accommodations. We're dedicated to shaping an unmatched coliving experience for (international) students in Riga, emphasizing exceptional service, comfort, and design.

Our vision extends beyond commerce. We're driven by a deep desire to contribute positively to Riga's growth and the overall well-being of Latvia.

Nils Maier

Nils Maier

Nils is a German-born traveler and marketing graduate who has spent many years exploring Europe and other parts of the world. He has settled down in the southwest of Germany, in the charming city of Freiburg.

Nils has a passion for discovering new cultures, and after being the best man at Alic's wedding in Riga, he developed a special connection to Latvia and its people.

Alic Merlivat

Alic was born in France and has lived in many different parts of Europe. After completing his degree in Economics in Aberdeen, he decided to move to Brussels.

It was there that he met the wonderful Žanete, and in 2015 they decided to move together to her hometown of Riga. Since then, Latvia has become Alic's new home of choice.

Alic Merlivat
Zanete Merlivat

Žanete Merlivat

Žanete studied in the field of law. She holds a degree in law and is fully qualified to practice as a lawyer, having honed her expertise in a variety of legal matters over the years.

Žanete's contributions to the team go beyond her professional achievements. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for her work make her a joy to work with, and she is an essential part of the team dynamic.


Our Coliving Residences not only provide excellent accommodation but also a strong community and support from experts.

Nils Maier Marketing Consulting

Nils manages our digital marketing activities and the website. In his second life he is an experienced freelancer and expert in digital marketing.