We are about 30 volunteers, working since 2013 to create a self-managed collective housing project for 250 young people.
Inspired by the former Collegium Academicum (CA), which existed in Heidelberg until the 1970s, we want to create a place
that makes it possible for students, trainees and doctoral students to live cheaply, self-managed and to experiment with
cooperative and ecological forms of living. Our aim is to make democracy tangible, to encourage cultural and social
exchange and to foster civic engagement, all in a context of mutual education. The first 176 residents are expected to
move into the building - currently under construction - in July 2022. The construction of the solid wood
building takes place on the site of the former US barracks "US Hospital" in Heidelberg-Rohrbach (Baden-Württemberg,
Here, you can see how many of our 176 future residents we have chosen already - apply now via our application form!
Are there any free rooms?
(last update 2022/05/22)
With innovative wooden construction and creative conversion, a new living space is being built on land previously used by the military. The project is called Collegium Academicum and it will provide not only affordable accommodation for over 200 young people but also give room for creative ideas and lively exchange. More...
Sustainable thinking right from the start! Resource-aware solutions are at the center of both structural design of the house and future building operations. In community life, the keyword to our sustainability concept is sufficiency. It means to be able to focus on things and objects that really matter in life and to find ways to treat the environment in a responsible manner. More...