The former administration compound (left) is the only legally habitable building in Wiesenburg. Photo by Jason Harrell

The crumbling, 110-year-old bohemian castle Wiesenburg sits in the heart of Wedding. What's endangering the former homeless shelter turned art complex? Read this excerpt from Exberliner's Wedding issue and see it for yourself this weekend... more

Sep 7, 2016 3:07 PM Zeitgeist

Seymour Gris: Return of the AirBnB monster...

You thought Berlin had a plan to get rents under control? Think again! Because of a recent court decision regarding the so-called AirBnB ban, it looks like we're on the way back to the same old shithouse. Gris explains. more

Aug 13, 2016 4:10 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Faced with the option of buying their co-op, will Spreefeld residents cross into the dark side of capitalism? more

Jun 28, 2016 1:05 AM Zeitgeist

Berlin housing woes? Experimentdays returns to champion innovative, low-cost living ideas. From May 26-Jun 3 they’ll offer a week of talks, tours and workshops around the city highlighting alternative housing solutions. more

May 23, 2016 12:30 PM The Best of Berlin

Konrad Werner: Berlin is screwing its renters

Berlin is supposed to be one of the best cities for protecting tenants' rights. But all the laws that do that – rent caps and Milieuschutz – are just bits of extra bureaucracy for property investors to work through. more

May 9, 2016 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Refugees and the Berlin housing crisis

The flood of refugees into Berlin has forced the city to do something about the housing shortage. more

Sep 16, 2015 3:30 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Roma colonies – originally a phenomenon confined to Neukölln – are sprouting up across Berlin as cynical speculators use Roma migrants to drive out long-term, low-rent tenants and transform their properties into top-end luxury flats. more

Aug 31, 2015 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

The big gay day in Berlin is coming. That's right, Christopher Street Day (CSD) and its alternative in Kreuzberg (KCSD) are happening Sat, Jun 27. But why limit all the fun to just one day? Here's a handy guide to queering out all year. more

Jun 19, 2015 1:00 PM , , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Affordable housing is possible

Berlin's affordable housing crisis is no joke. Enter the Berliner Mietenvolksentscheid to take some real steps towards addressing the problem. You've seen the petitions, but what is it exactly? Seymour Gris explains. more

May 7, 2015 3:45 PM The Berlin Blog

The past 10 years have seen a surge of properties developed for the mega-rich, luxury flats with multi-million price tags. But who’s buying? And are those new buyers responsible for the end of the city’s legendary affordable housing market? more

Feb 3, 2015 1:04 PM Zeitgeist

John Riceburg: The day my neighbour was evicted

John Riceburg hated his crazy neighbour. So was he responsible when the sick old man got evicted? He sure felt that way. Now he's trying to understand evictions in Berlin. more

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Looking for a room? Next Wed, Nov 19, head over to Süß war gestern for a flurry of activity that just might solve your housing (or romance) problems. If you're trying to fill a room in your own WG, prepare to be the centre of attention. more

Nov 14, 2014 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin

From “Rat’s Nest” to model of Roma integration: in just a few years, the Arnold-Fortuin-Haus in Neukölln was transformed into attractive, affordable housing for its 500 tenants thanks to one man, Benjamin Marx. more

Apr 8, 2014 5:45 PM People

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more

Mar 3, 2014 2:20 PM Zeitgeist

Seymour Gris: Tempelhof's 100 percent fanatics

The city is set to address a problem that has been plaguing Berlin for some time now: a shortage of housing. And then there are those folks who just don't like ANY sort of change. more

Jan 14, 2014 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog 27 Comments

With the summer season at its peak, there are legions of tourists on the lookout for a comfy and "authentic" short-term stay. But are vacation sublets making Berlin's property future even bleaker, and will holiday apartment bans change anything? more

Jul 24, 2013 1:00 PM Zeitgeist 9 Comments

Once upon a time, Berlin was the city of beautiful bargain apartments. Now, newcomers and longtime tenants alike need to know their rights to avoid rising rents and scare tactics by landlords and housing companies trying to cash in. more

Apr 16, 2013 1:30 PM Zeitgeist 5 Comments

Berlin's elderly are leading demonstrations against soaring property rents and social housing displacement as "old age radicality" sweeps an economically beleaguered Berlin. One group, Kotti & Co, will be speaking on Nov 13. more

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