Are you looking for affordable student housing in Potsdam? Are you open to the idea of sharing a flat or a house with someone, who needs your support with daily chores and who is willing to lower your rent in return?
This is how it works: A housing provider in Potsdam with a spare room (usually a family or elderly people) offers free or low-cost accommodation to a student in exchange for an agreed level of support. How much is the rent? Here is what we recommend: For each square meter of living space occupied, the homesharer (student) offers one hour of help per month to the home provider ( a room of 15 m² = 15 hours of assistance per month). Our role is to bring home providers and homesharers together and guide them throughout their housing partnership. Our service is free of charge.
Home providers can be: all people who have spare living space and who are interested in the concept of homesharing.
Are you studying in Potsdam? Then you can apply with us!
The home provider only charges a low rent or no rent at all. Instead, the homesharer is required to provide assistance with household tasks. However, the homesharer has to pay service charges (heat, water, elevtricity). To get an idea of the costs, we will give you access to the individual room offers. Note: Householders and homesharers can negotiate the housing costs.
The spare living space can be a room in the apartment, but also a small attic or granny flat in the house. Whether the living space is furnished or not can be found in the room offers.
"Do I have to work during term break?"
"May I forbid loud music and parties?"
We want you to enjoy each others company and benefit from one another! That is why we advise you before you start your homesharing journey and during the entire duration of your housing partnership. Usually, you can already tell by the information provided in the room offer, whether you are a good match or not. In addition, before you meet your homesharer / home provider for the first time, we will provide you with a checklist of questions that might be relevant to you. We will also guide you through the process of signing of contract.
If you have free living space, you can join "Wohnen für Hilfe" - even if you live in a rented flat.
Note: The subletting of living space is subject to approval. Landlords cannot refuse your request once your interest is legitimate. If you consideri homesharing, please consult your landlord first. Living with a homesharer will increase the additional costs (water, heat, electricity). The extra cost will be paid by the homesharer.