Have you ever imagined of living in a big castle? Do you enjoy living close to nature but also within reach of the centre of Nijmegen? Are you interested in finding out what living in a self-managed community means?
De Refter (Rijksstraatweg 37 in Ubbergen) provides the answer to all the above!
We (Julie, Tanja, Nikos, Jan and Fernando) living on the North 1 wing, are looking for a sixth housemate so that we can be complete again! None of us is a student anymore, so unfortunately we are not looking for one. The room is about 18-20 square meters and will be available from 15th November. The monthly rent is around 300 euros (g/w/e/internet incl.) Unfortunately, once you get the room it is not possible to use the address in order to get registered at the municipality. Actually, for the first six months you will be subrenting the room and afterwards it is possible that you can get it indefinitely.
As we are a predominantly international community, we would really like to find somebody with a non-Dutch cultural background. We mostly communicate in English as not everybody is fluent in Dutch yet so it would be nice to find someone who may not feel so confident about speaking Dutch. We like doing things together now and then, like eating together or playing a game, but we also have our own private lives. Moreover, we are all vegetarians and two of us vegan, so we would really like to keep it that way. Lastly, it sounds like a cliché but we would be happy with someone who actively participates in the household together :)
Our community has a large kitchen/living room, 2 toilets, a shower and a bath. We have extra storage space in the attic and there’s even a guest room we share with wing North 2! But the highlight is our wonderful balcony!
Living in De Refter requires participating in the maintenance of the whole building (around 6 hours per week). Everybody has a different task (for example forest group/ maintenance group etc.) and that way you contribute to keeping the concept of a self-managed community alive but getting to know the rest of the residents as well!
If you are interested in this new adventure, send us please some information about yourself!