Available Apartments


There is a vacant two-room apartment as of 1 March in one of Oranssi´s wooden buildings located at Bengalinpolku 1 F 24 in the neighborhood of Kumpula, Helsinki. The rent is € 516.97 / month, including water, electricity and internet access.

The apartment can be applied by anyone under 25 years of age including young families, in which at least one of the adults is under 25 years old. Anyone who has already turned 25 is overaged to apply for an Oranssi apartment.

All applications must be handed in personally on following dates at Bengalinpolku 1, during the following application periods:

FRIDAY 22rd of February from 4pm to 8pm

SATURDAY 23th of February from 12pm to 4pm

Only the applications that are filled in personally on the location during the above-mentioned times will be taken into account in choosing the new resident.

The applicant that has been selected as the new resident must be prepared to submit his most recent confirmed tax certificate.


Living at Oranssi is communal and the residents are expected to work actively and independently for the community by maintaining and improving their own living environment. The residents share collectively the responsibilities over yard work, communal spaces and the maintenance and renovations of the houses. In addition, the residents have regular house meetings where common matters are discussed and decided.

The work done by the tenants enables Oranssi to maintain the rents affordable. However, compared to conventional forms of rental housing, living at Oranssi requires significantly stronger commitment and readiness to invest personal free time to common work and house meetings.

All Oranssi apartments are located in old protected wooden houses, where the level of equipment and comfort of living do not correspond to many of the modern standards of rental housing.

Oranssi Apartments can be applied by anyone under 25 years of age including young families, in which at least one of the adults is under 25 years old. Despite the age limit, the duration of residency at Oranssi Apartments is not limited.

The most important criteria for choosing new residents are: age, low income, and an interest in Oranssi’s communal, active and independent way of housing. A rent deposit is not required and a bad credit history will not affect your chances of getting an apartment.

There is no waiting list for Oranssi apartments as each apartment is applied for separately. Filling the application form must happen at the location of the vacant apartment during the application period. The application form cannot be submitted by mail or e-mail.  All applications will be handled confidentially.

After receiving the applications, the current residents will go through all the applications and propose a new tenant to the board of Oranssi Apartments.  The board will then make the final decision based on this proposal. The new tenant will be informed, and before signing a lease contract he/she has to present the most recent confirmed tax certificate.

For more information: pyry.rechardt@oranssi.net