Single Room in a Shared Apartment
A single room in a shared apartment. One apartment can have 2-12 single rooms and a common space with a kitchen, possible living room, toilet and/or bathroom. Keeping the common areas clean is the responsibility of all tenants. Bigger single rooms have their own bathroom/toilet and a fridge. The room doors have locks that only work with the tenant’s key. Communal spaces can be accessed with any of the tenant keys.
Single rooms in a shared apartment do not have any furniture. The apartment has a fridge and a freezer either in the room or the common kitchen, and the kitchen has an oven and a stove. Closet space can be found in the kitchen and the apartment room. Communal spaces mostly have a table and chairs. Tips for obtaining furniture can be found here.
The room is the tenant’s personal space. You cannot change rooms with other tenants, and keeping pets and having other people over for prolonged lengths of time is not allowed. Single rooms in a shared apartment can be only applied alone, not for example with a spouse for a friend.
AYY has single rooms in a shared apartments in Espoo at the Teekkari village and Leppävaara.
Who can apply: AYY members with right of residence, only single tenants. Priority for new students and those with an urgent need for an apartment. No children.
Pets: not allowed
Size: about 10 – 25 m2
Rent: Between about 170 – 400 €, median rent is about 300 € (April 2017). More information on Domo.
Locations: Teekkari village and Leppävaara.
The blueprints and more information about the buildings and locations can be found on Domo.
Studios and Studio Rooms in a Shared Apartment
A studio is a private apartment comprised of a single room, with no shared spaces. The studios are equipped with a kitchen/utility kitchen/open kitchen and a bathroom. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, stove and oven. The apartment has built-in closets. AYY also has mini-duplex style apartments in Leppävaara and the Otaranta properties in the Teekkari village, with an alcove/small bedroom.
Studios can be applied for alone or with a co-applier. A bigger studio is good for couples. Studios are given out via queueing, so studio applications cannot receive scores for urgency (also check the infograph on scores).
Who can apply: AYY members with right of residence, single or multiple tenants, for example a couple.
Size: about 16-45m2
Rent: Between about 180 – 670 €, median rent is about 410 € (April 2017). More information on Domo.
Locations: Arabianranta, Etu-Töölö, Herttoniemi, Jätkäsaari, Kallio/Alppiharju, Leppävaara, Pitäjänmäki, Puotila, Roihuvuori, Taka-Töölö and Teekkari village & Miestentie in Otaniemi.
The blueprints can be found in Domo.
A studio room in a shared apartment is a cross between shared apartment rooms and single room apartments, combining communal living with the peace of a single room apartment. Each tenant has their personal rooms with their own toilet/bathroom and a kitchenette, equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven and stove. In addition, the apartment shares a common anteroom and in some cases a common balcony with one or more other apartments. Keeping the anteroom and balcony clean is the responsibility of all the tenants.
The first AYY studio rooms in a shared apartment are completed in the Teekkari village at Jämeräntaival during the renovations in 2017-2019.
The blueprints can be found in Domo.
Two-room and Bigger Apartments
Apartments with two rooms or more are good for families with children, couples and apartments with friends. AYY does not have specific family or friend apartments; the tenants can do the decision on what kind of apartments would be suited for them when they apply.
Apartments with two rooms or more are always unfurnished. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, stove and oven. In addition, the apartment has at least one bathroom/toilet. The apartments also have built-in closets.
The number of bedrooms is dependant on the type. Two-room apartments with the note “2x br” have two bedrooms, and a two room apartment “lr+br” has one bedroom and one living room. Three-room apartments have two bedrooms and a living room, and four room apartments have three bedrooms and a living room.
A shared two-room apartment is an apartment which has its own kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. In addition, the apartment shares a common anteroom and in some cases a common balcony with one or more other apartments. Keeping the anteroom and balcony clean is the responsibility of the tenants. There are shared two-room apartments in Leppävaara and Jämeräntaival.
Who can apply: In family apartments at least one applicant needs to be a member of AYY with a right of residence. In friends apartments all applicants have to be AYY members with a right of residence.
A joint tenancy agreement is made for friend and family apartments. It is not possible to have separate agreements, as this would make the apartment a shared apartment with single rooms (see above: Single Room in a Shared Apartment). This affects the housing allowance from Kela. An alternative is to apply for a shared apartment and suggest a friend to share it with.
Size: Two-room apartments about 35 – 60 m2, three-room apartments about 53 – 84 m2, four-room apartments about 70 – 96 m2
- Two-room apartments: About 400 – 800 €, median rent is about 530 € (April 2017). More information on Domo.
- Three-room apartments: About 560 – 900 €, median rent is about 770 € (April 2017).
- Four-room apartments: Noin 780 – 1210 €, median rent is about 1030 € (April 2017).
- Two-room apartments: Teekkari village & Miestentie in Otaniemi, Leppävaara, Jätkäsaari, Kallio/Alppiharju, Arabianranta, Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori, Puotila, Patola
- Three-room apartments: Teekkari village, Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori, Patola, Malmi
- Four-room apartments: Teekkari village, Roihuvuori