Commune-like facility opens for Austin technologists

An Austin entrepreneur is establishing a commune-like residence with space for 30 technology workers. He expects it will be the first of five in Austin.

Martin Wallner, the CEO of Macro House LLC, said he’s getting 20 applications per week for the so-called “co-living” space at Guadalupe Street and Nelray Boulevard, which is just north of downtown. The first 10 residents began moving into the one-story building last week. It was once a senior housing complex.