KMA 123


Welcome in our home! On this page you’ll find all information you need to make the most of KMA123.



The white box on the floor in the hallway.

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Please do not bring any bike upstairs. There is a Bike shed inside (on ground floor, left side). Park your bike there and lock the room.


It would be great of you could occationally have a look into our letterbox in the entrance area of the building and notify us if there is anything there. just take a photo of the envelope and send it to us. Thanks!


The red floor is beautiful but has two flaws:

  1. It is rather cold, so use woolen socks (there are some in the hallway)
  2. It cannot deal with lots of water. Please, if there is water on the floor, remove it with a cloth, and do not put wet shoes or other wet items on it. Use the bathroom instead.

Drying clothes and ventilation

The flat is generally a little wet, so please make sure to ventilate the rooms at least once a day (open many windows for 10-15min). Dry your clothes on the foldable wooden rack, e.g. in the living room. We found that an additional tumbling (turn the dial to “Pumpen/Schleudern”) reduces the time for drying to 1-2 days.


Good news! The plants in the kitchen are getting their water automatically. Please have a look roughly every three weeks and refill the tank in the corner box. Just plain water from the tap, please.

All other plants (kitchen, bathroom) would need some water every week or so.


Please sort your garbage like this:

  • plastic and metal (washed) into the big box in the back
  • organic waste (without plastic bags, please) into the brown box with the lid
  • paper into the paper box in the closet to the left
  • glas to the glas box next to the window
  • everything else into the small box

The garbage containers outside are the left ones in the photo. You need the general house key to open the gate.

For some of the boxes, you’ll need a key: it is the one with the squarish shape labelled “PALUTKE” (see photo).

  • plastic and metal (washed) into one of the “Wertstoff” boxes
  • organic waste (without plastic bags, please) into the single garbage bin with the brown lid
  • paper into the “Papier” box that is labelled with KMA 123, 125 (or something along that)
  • white glas to “Weissglas”, other glas to “Grünglas”
  • everything else to “Restmüll”

Kitchen and cleaning appliances

The stove is gas. There is a lighter somewhere next to it (with a long snout). Use this to start the oven, too.

  • Open the lid on the bottom the oven (inside)
  • press and turn the oven-related knob and light up the heater pipes behind the lid.
  • Wait a little and let go of the knob.

There are additional oven plates in the drawer below the oven.

The vacuum cleaner is in one of the banks in the kitchen corner. Just lift the lid and take it out.

The dishwasher is straight-forward to use (and is save to be used while being away):

  • while still off, add a cleaning tab (without foil) to the compartment and close it.
  • make sure that the small window next to the cleaning poweder conpartment is not completely light. If so, add “Klarspüler”
  • close the machine
  • slowly turn the dial clockwise until it is on “3”
  • press the on/off button
  • wait (about 2h)
  • turn off the machine when it is done / you’re back home.

(the paper box is the one in the top left corner of this photo)

The washing machine is straight-forward to use. There is cleaning powder in the closet next to it (ECOVER). Do not add too much powder to it, it’ll complain otherwise.

Living room

please feel free to use the sound system. Turn it by the button on the left side of the top box. If it does not work, check if the plug behind the shelve is turned off. There is a hole for mini-jack cables next to the on-off switch. The button to its right selects it as the source.


We made some space in the closet for your items. Also, please feel free to use the rack next to it.

The speakers on the wall are connected to the little black box next to the bed. you need to plug the electricity plug to the wall to turn them on. Please do not forget to take them out again when finished listening.

The Black box has a USB connection (for your laptop, quite nice for watching films…) and a minijack cable. Select which to use with the lower dial. The electric plug attached to the drawers next to the bed has USB power outlets to charge e.g. your phone.