The Idea Behind the Housing Community: Offering Accommodation, Looking for Garden Help
Create new living space and receive support, stay at home and offer a home. These considerations are behind the project "Accommodation for Help - Intergenerational Housing Communities", which has been started by the city of Bamberg and the Studentenwerk Würzburg in the summer semester of 2011.
The idea is simple: Elderly people, families or people with disabilities offer students free or cheap accommodation and get help in exchange. Whether help with gardening work or grocery shopping, assistance in the home or child care - the rule of thumb is one hour of work a month for one square meter of living space. Plus a share of the additional charges.
The housing communities are arranged and cared for by the counseling office for accommodation (Wohnberatungsstelle) of the city of Bamberg. Prospective tenants can register here. Before laying down the mutual agreements in a rental contract, the staff members Nicole Orf and Denise Neller advise both parties to take some time to get to know each other and exchange wishes and expectations.
For further information contact the
Wohnberatungsstelle of the city of Bamberg
Nicole Orf and Denise Neller
Rathaus, Maximiliansplatz 3
Telephone: +49 951 87-1069 or +49 951 87-1169
Fax: +49 951 87-1906
You will also find further information here