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Moving in

We have answered to the most common questions in our FAQ. If you have further questions you can write us at

The time has come: All our rooms have been allocated and the application phase for first occupancy is now closed. We have found great people who will move into our self-managed dormitory and fill it with life.

Since it is an ongoing construction site, we cannot guarantee a move-in date but anticipate February 2023. There will be weekly updates and information about the construction progress in our plenary.

If you are interested in sustainability, education and self-organisation, our address could become your address. Maybe you'll start studying in Heidelberg and will be looking for an apartment? Or maybe you are enthusiastic about living in a large community? Or you may simply be looking for a change of scenery?

Here a brief summary of figures for living in the CA’s new building: One room in the CA will cost approximately 312 EUR per month including all utilities, except electricity. We are constantly working on reducing the rent by all means possible. If and how that succeeds, mostly depends on how the construction costs develop.

The rooms are approximately 14 m2 big and are contained in shared flats of 3 or 4 rooms each. The private rooms can be halved into 7 m2 to have more common space in the shared flat. The rent also includes the large common areas in the entire house, such as the large auditorium for more than 600 people, the multifunctional room as the house meeting place, the workshop and the roof terrace.

The flats are prepared to be barrier-free.

The most important for us is that you want to take your life into your own hands, together with other people. Make yourself familiar with our vision and the “Mietshäusersyndikat”. If this fits to you, then sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of the page. Another condition for moving in is that you are studying, doing an apprenticeship or a doctorate.

As we have many rooms to fill and are accordingly expecting many applications, we do have to formalize the application process a bit. We developed the application process over a longer time, and think it is reasonably transparent, fair and inclusive. If you feel you are disadvantaged by the process or unhappy with it out of other reasons, please do not hesitate to contact us!

If you would like to have a look at your future home before or after your application, please send us an email . We can then decide together in what form this is possible at the time.

P.S.: For all do-it-yourself enthusiasts and people who like to create things with their hands: the weather prospects seem to be positive. We are building some of the furniture and facade elements by ourselves in our in-house workshop. Therefore, we welcome anyone motivated to help us! This also applies, of course, to the many other tasks that have to be done for such a huge project as the CA. If you would like to move in and/or already have time, please contact us:

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