Wohnen+ Basel

Wohnen+ Basel was formed in 2017 to develop co-housing for the international community in Basel.


We are a non-profit Verein staffed by volunteers. Our members come from many different countries and include native Baselers as well as those who moved here for work or study. To learn more about our members, click here.


We share the belief that our lives are improved by places that bring people together and have been inspired by co-housing developments across the world. 


We joined the building cooperative wohnen&mehr in March 2019 and will rent 23 apartments and a common room in Westfeld, a new multicultural, multigenerational, community-oriented neighborhood that wohnen&mehr is developing in the Iselin Quartier in Basel. Occupancy is currently planned for fall/winter 2022.


We are now taking reservations, and 9 apartments are still available. Drop us a mail to learn more.


A high point in the Wohnen+ Basel calendar came at year end with the announcement that we were being presented with an award of CHF 270,000 by Age Stiftung, a major national foundation. to learn more...

Design for Connection 

At the heart of our concept is a shift from larger, private dwellings to smaller sustainable units with a common room hub. The shared space will facilitate community within our Verein through both planned and spontaneous social contacts. 

Balance Public and Private 
The individual units will be the members’ private sphere, with traditional amenities, including private kitchen and bathroom. Members balance privacy and community by choosing their own level of engagement. They can plan and manage community activities with their neighbors, such as optional shared meals, meetings, clubs and workdays, as well as parties, lectures, or other events. Participating in this way not only benefits the community, but also helps members to get to know their neighbors. 

Plan for the Future 
We believe that it’s essential to live in a more sustainable manner. This includes living in smaller spaces, sharing resources, greener energy solutions and using public transport. We’re committed to housing solutions that meet this goal. We’re also planning for a time when our mobility might be reduced, and as such it’s important that our housing is centrally located and barrier-free.

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