Most idols live with each other from before their debut until well after it so as to form stronger relationships. The more senior idols who are well into their careers have already had multiple members leave. They do this either due to age, privacy, or the need to be independent.
Here are 13 male third generation idols who have already moved out of their dorms and those that stayed together!
GROUPS THAT DEBUTED IN 2012
EXO lived together in their dorm from pre-debut until 2018. Xiumin moved out before joining the military for his mandatory service, with D.O. following suit. Currently, many of the members have purchased their own luxury apartments by the Han River.
BTOB does not live in a dorm anymore, with everyone staying in their personal homes. Hyunsik and Sungjae are currently residing in the military dorms, as they are currently serving their mandatory military service.
VIXX is another group with a member in the army. While Ken lives in the army dorms, the others live on their own in their own apartments.
Minhyun moved out from the dorm when he promoted with Wanna One, but it seems like he never moved back in as he is currently living alone. Ren and JR, however, share an apartment together.
GROUPS THAT DEBUTED IN 2013
BTS famously owns a number of expensive personal residences. Despite their accumulated wealth, the 7-member group still does have their own group dorm, but only RM And Jimin are in the dorm fulltime. Their dorm is in a luxury apartment in Hannam the Hill.
WINNER’s dorms were famously shown in their variety show WINNER’s 4 Pets and their appearance in The Manager. They have a dog team consisting of Seunghoon and Seungyoon and a cat team with MINO and Jinwoo.
The boys of GOT7 used to live together in a dorm, but they are now all staying in personal living spaces, especially after their departure from JYP Entertainment earlier this year.
GROUPS THAT DEBUTED IN 2015
A sneak peek of SEVENTEEN’s dorm was shown in The Manager. Vernon, Hoshi, Jeonghan, The8, Jun, Seungkwan, and Dino stay in the upstairs dorm while Woozi, Mingyu, Wonwoo, S.Coups, Joshua, and DK stay downstairs.
JYP’s only band, DAY6, mostly lives together in their dorm. Unlike most idols, they each had their own room, and late in 2020, Jae moved out to his own apartment just three minutes away from DAY6’s dorm.
10. MONSTA X
MONSTA X’s dorm has gotten widespread media attention in the past, particularly for having their own indoor gym. They are all currently living together, with Shownu, Joohoney, and Hyungwon living in one dorm, and Kihyun, Minhyuk, and I.M living in another dorm.
GROUPS THAT DEBUTED IN 2016
ASTRO still lives in their dorm as a complete group. Cha Eunwoo was able to snag the biggest room by winning a ladder game when they moved in.
12. NCT 127
NCT explained in a 2018 episode of “Weekly Idol” that the group is separated into the different units. NCT 127 is currently living together in their dorm.
13. NCT DREAM
Finally, the young boys of NCT DREAM have their own dorm minus Haechan who lives with NCT127. Chenle, meanwhile, only lives in the dorms during promotion, otherwise he stays in a house bought by his parents in Korea.