Questions about the furnishings of the rooms and the old building
Where are the flats located?
Our 6 social rented flats and the 2 unsubsidised flats are located together with the orientation year
in our beautiful, energy-efficiently renovated old building right next to the dormitory.
Together we form a large community that decides on its living space together and manages it itself.
Four social rented flats are on the ground floor, two more on the 1st floor.
The two unsubsidised flats are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
The old building uses 100% electricity from renewable sources via the Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft.
To a large extent, the electricity demand is covered by the photovoltaic system on our roof, including battery storage.
What basic amenities does a flat have?
Each flat has a (living) kitchen and one to two bathrooms (depending on size).
The washing machines and dryers are centrally located in the washing lounge of the neighbouring new building. This is more ecological,
space-saving, more effective and cheaper than having your own washing machine per flat.
Is there internet access?
Yes, each flat has its own wifi and the common rooms in the old and new buildings have public wifi.
In addition, the CA has its own IT working group that provides various IT services for the entire CA.
Questions about the application
Do I have to study or do an apprenticeship to apply for a room/flat in the old building?
No! This rule only applies to the neighbouring dormitory in the new building.
All people can apply for an apartment in the old building.
When are rooms or flats in the old building ready for occupancy?
The flats are expected to be ready for occupation from 01.02.2024.
We always try to advertise vacant accommodation as soon as possible.
We plan to organise viewing and get-to-know-you days every now and then.
How can I apply for one of the social rented flats?
You apply for one of our social rented flats at this application form.
Please note that in the 6 social rented flats only people are admitted to apply who have a
housing entitlement certificate for the current calendar year.
You can find detailed information on how to apply for this housing entitlement certificate from the city here.
If you want to apply for a place in the orientation year or in the hall of residence, select the appropriate link:
How do I apply for one of the unsubsidised residences?
You apply for a flat in our old building at this application form.
Note that there is a different application form for the social rented flats.
If you want to apply for a place in the orientation year or in the dormitory, select the appropriate link:
I/We have given a direct loan. Does this give me/us an advantage when applying?
No, this does not affect the chances of applying.
Financial background should not be a factor in whether a person can live in a flat in CA.
What criteria are used to select residents?
In addition to the formal requirements, we are looking for people who identify with our mission statement,
to take part in the self-administration and take responsibility for the housing project.
Questions about moving in and living together
When is it possible to move into the old building?
We are currently assuming that we will be renting from January 2024.
However, as the building is still under construction, we can’t put a definite move-in date yet.
If you would like to help out on the construction site, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Will I be part of the housing project if I move into the old building?
Of course, you will be part of the project and take part in the self-management.
You are also allowed to share all available common areas with the other residents.
What does it mean to participate in self-management?
The people who live in our buildings organise their living together and community.
This means that tasks such as financing/tenancy management and the maintenance of our living environment are borne by ourselves.
It is therefore important that all the people who live here together also participate in the self-administration according to their possibilities.
If you get involved in the project before you move in, you will also have the opportunity to play an even greater role in shaping your future living space!
Are the residents of the old building allowed to share common rooms in the old and new buildings?
Yes, the entire project is shared by all residents.
Areas within the flat (kitchen, bathroom…) are of course private.
But you have access to many common rooms: from the lounge to the conference room, to group rooms,
workrooms, wood-, metal- and bicycle workshop, garden, and laundry room.
Do I need to give a direct loan or donate to move in?
No. A person’s financial situation should not determine whether they can live in our project.
We are several related people with/without child(ren)/I am a single parent with child(ren). I am a senior citizen. Can we or can I still move in?
When you first rent out your flat, we will only rent it out as a whole and not give out individual rooms.
In later phases of the project, it depends on whether a whole flat or a corresponding number of rooms becomes available.
In principle, living together in the old building is possible in all situations and we are looking forward to mixed flat-sharing communities!
Do I have to help on the construction site myself?
No. But we would very much like many residents to help even before they move in.
Maybe with the furniture, with the rent administration, with the financial work or maybe on our building site?
Support from residents is especially useful and desirable with regard to future self-administration,
in order to be able to live together. You can find more information under Join us!.