WGcompany English Overview

For those of you not born in the land of Nutella (which btw is not Germany but Italy as proud Giovanni insisted upon), we've put together the following overview and glossary in English to speed you on your way to a new flat or flatmate in Germany. Use of our site is free, and our Terms of Agreement are let you know of our policies concerning content on our site (currently only in German).

Our site is organized into 3 main areas:

  • Suche WG: if you're looking for a room in a shared flat,
  • Biete WG: if you already have a flat and are looking for a new flatmate, and
  • Gründe WG: if you want to find the right people, then look for a flat together

Suche WG

There's two things to do if you're looking for a room in a shared flat:
  • WG-Suche: If you're the proactive type, you'll probably get the most mileage here. Use the form to fill out your search criteria (where you want to live, how much you'll pay, etc.) and you'll see a list of the WGs in our database that match. Most of them have email addresses meaning you can start your search from out of town.

  • Mein Personenprofil: Enter your contact data and wishes for your dream flat into our database, and let someone with just that mix contact you. It's also easy (and less work for us) if you take care to modify and/or delete your database entry when things on your end change.
Your best bet is to do both - making your database entry and first WG search today - and then stopping back every few days to do a search for new WGs.

Biete WG

You have the choice of 2 basic strategies to find a new flatmate, and--as was the case above in Suche WG--it's best to do both:
  • Personensuche: The search engine which gives you access to our database of people let's you find that 38-year-old non-smoker with child to complement your other flatmate, the 20-year-old history student with 2 boa constrictors as pets.

  • Mein WG-Profil: Type into the database the details of you, your current flatmates, and the flat itself and let the perfect new flatmate find you. It's that easy. It's also easy (and less work for us) if you take care to modify and/or delete your database entry when things on your end change.

Gründe WG

The current state of affairs in Gründe WG is a complicated system of smoke and mirrors giving you access to the appropriate sections of Suche WG and Biete WG. They are:
  • Mein Personenprofil: If you don't yet have a flat, enter your contact data and wishes for your dream flat into our database, lettting someone with just that mix (or someone else who's looking for that mix) contact you.

  • Mein WG-Profil: If you already have a flat, and want to form a new WG, type into the database the details of you and the flat itself and let the perfect new flatmate find you. It's that easy. It's also easy (and less work for us) if you take care to modify and/or delete your database entry when things on your end change.

  • Mitgründer Suche: The search engine which gives you access to our database of people, in this case, the people who have indicated their interest in forming a new WG.