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Who are we?
Well, … we are a bunch of students – a crazy, chaotic and quite diverse group of 36 people, to be exact. We are living in a very old building in old Tübingen – called “Pfleghof”. Officially, this is a student dorm rented by the Studierendenwerk Tübingen- Hohenheim. But in contrast to dorms in WHO, we are self-organised.
We see ourselves as a large, open-minded residential community and spend large parts of our daily routines and free time together. Being self-organised gives us the opportunity to choose who moves in with us – this way we try to make this house a home for each and every one individually, but also as part of the group.
For organising all the tasks like finding new housemates, communicating with the Studierendenwerk or cleaning (yep!), there are a few obligatory events everyone needs to take part in. At least once every semester we all meet for a ‘general assembly’ to elect people for all the jobs that need to be done (including fun stuff like planning parties or bar events, but also the officialities like repairs or purchases).
Our home was built at the end of the 15th century and is an old and comfy but badly soundproofed building with 36 rooms on two floors. On every floor, there are two kitchens as well as two single-sex toilets and bathrooms with several showers. At the centre of the dorm is the “Sitzecke”, our living room, where we can hang out together. In addition, there is a large common room downstairs with a bar, soccer table, and a video projector which can be used by all housemates.
After all, we are a large, diverse, sometimes noisy but occasionally quiet bunch of people looking for housemates who are excited to actively participate in our community!