Homesharing – "Wohnen für Hilfe"

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The homeshare project “Wohnen für Hilfe” was established in the winter semester 1996/97 by the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern and the organisation Beinander e.V. The project enables students to live with senior citizens for free. In return, the students help the elderly people in their everyday life.

A rough idea of homesharing: 1 m² living space = 1 hour of assistance per month
Any utility costs agreed on are paid on a monthly basis.

Type of assistance
The type of help agreed upon between the people offering accommodation and the students can concern all areas of everyday life. For example, students help do the shopping, the housekeeping or help out in the garden, go along to the doctor’s or for a walk in the park – simply, whatever is agreed upon.

Please note with regard to taxes
Although the project “Wohnen für Hilfe” is not focused on generating income, the financial benefits of being exempt from having to pay rent may be relevant for your taxes, with duties such as shopping or the like being classified as a “Minijob”. We therefore recommend that you seek advice if you have any questions on taxes or social security. You can get more detailed information from a tax consultant, the tax office in charge of your income tax payment or also from the “Minijobzentrale”.


If you’re looking for accommodation in Munich or the district of Munich, please contact:

Beinander e. V.
Wohnen für Hilfe
Leonrodstraße 14 b
80634 München
U1 Rotkreuzplatz

phone: +49 89 13928419-20

Appointment necessary – if you’re looking for a room, please ring and arrange an appointment for an interview.

Especially international students must have a good knowledge of German.
You need to bring along the filled in application form, a passport photo, your ID, your certificate of matriculation (can also be handed in at a later stage) as well as €3.00 registration fee.
The mostly furnished rooms are located in the city of Munich as well as in the district of Munich.


If you’re looking for accommodation in the district of Fürstenfeldbruck, please contact:

Landratsamt Fürstenfeldbruck
Wohnen für Hilfe
Verena Bauer
Münchner Straße 32
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck

S4 Fürstenfeldbruck

phone: + 49 8141 519-5632

Please arrange an individual appointment and bring along your ID.


If you’re looking for accommodation in Rosenheim, please contact:

Pro Senioren Rosenheim e. V.
Inge Ilgenfritz, in charge of the project “Wohnen für Hilfe” of Pro Senioren Rosenheim e.V.
Reichenbachstraße 8
83022 Rosenheim

phone: +49 8034 2130

The houses are well connected to public transport and it’s also possible to reach the TH by bike.