Homesharing - "Wohnen für Hilfe"

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The homesharing project “Wohnen für Hilfe” was established in the winter semester 1996/97 by the Munich Student Union and the senior centre “Seniorentreff Neuhausen e.V.”. Since 2015, our homesharing project is also being offered in Freising.
The project enables students to live with senior citizens for a small rent. In return, the students help the elderly people with their everyday life.

Rough idea for homesharing: 1m² living space = 1 hour of assistance per month
The additional costs agreed on are paid once a month.

Type of assistance
The type of help agreed upon between the landlords/landladies 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
Although the project ““Wohnen für Hilfe”” is not focused on generating income, the financial benefits of being exempt from paying rent can in case of doubt be relevant for your taxes, with duties such as shopping or the like being rated as a “mini-job”. Due to potential questions related to taxes and social insurance, we recommend that you seek advice regarding this issue. Your tax advisor, the tax office in charge of your income tax payment or the “Minijobzentrale” will be able to give you more information.


If you are interested in homesharing in Munich or in the district of Munich, please contact:

Seniorentreff Neuhausen e.V.
Wohnen für Hilfe
Brigitte Tauer / Ursula Schneider-Savage / Christian Tippelt
Leonrodstr. 14b

80634 München (U-Bahn U1 Rotkreuzplatz)

Tel: +49 89 1392 8419 -20

Opening hours:
No opening hours until april 19th 2020 due to corona-virus pandemic.

To start with, there is always a short introduction to the “Wohnen für Hilfe” project.  After that, individual conversations take place. International students should have a good knowledge of the German language. Please arrive on time. No application is necessary.

You need to bring along a passport photo, your ID, your certificate of matriculation (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung — can also be handed in at a later stage) and €3 registration fee.

The mostly furnished rooms are located in the city and district of Munich.


If you are interested in homesharing in Gauting, please contact:

Gautinger Insel
Wohnen für Hilfe
Martina Ottmar
Grubmühlerfeldstr. 10
82131 Gauting
(S6 in the direction of Tutzing, S-Bahn station Gauting)

Tel: +49 89 452 086 77/-78
You can arrange an individual appointment.
You need to bring along a passport photo, your ID, as well as your matriculation certificate (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung —  can also be handed in at a later stage). A good knowledge of German is recommended.  A one-to-one talk will take place.


If you are interested in homesharing in the district of Fürstenfeldbruck, please contact:

Landratsamt Fürstenfeldbruck
Wohnen für Hilfe
Verena Bauer
Münchner Str. 32
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
(S4 in the direction of Geltendorf, S-Bahn station Fürstenfeldbruck)
Tel: + 49 8141 519 - 5632

You can arrange an individual appointment. Please bring along your ID.