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11.1.2018 | News

Lumo home resident in Roihuvuori works for the good of the neighbourhood

Kojamo makes it possible to combine housing and work. In question is an experiment with the Homma himaan service. The experiment is part of the continuing development of Lumo services.

In the autumn, Kojamo offered to young 18–26-year-old adults the possibility of combining housing and part-time work in the form of the Homma himaan service experiment. Ali Adow Hussein, a 21-year-old student, took up the offer: in December he moved into a Lumo home in Roihuvuori and, at the same time, found a work place close to home.

Employee determines working hours

During the half-year experiment, Ali did work for the good of the neighbourhood, receiving a salary of EUR 300 for 20 hours of work in a month. It is possible to add more working hours if wanted and Ali decides his own working time. This kind of timetable suited the student well.

Before the work began, Ali said his strength was small-scale home repair, but he also said he was interested in learning new things during the experiment. The tasks could be, for example, helping out the janitor, beating rugs or developing the use of shared spaces.

Residents decide the content of the work

Residents have the possibility to affect the content of the work, and the help Ali offers is completely free of charge to the residents of Lumo homes. Ali’s work schedule is found on the door of the club room and residents are completely free to add jobs to it.

“The residents were interested in their new neighbour and the service experiment. Older residents were especially interested in the possibility of getting help with cleaning windows,” says housing advisor Riikka Pasanen.

The person ordering the work is responsible for giving the work instructions. Residents guide the work in their own home. In shared spaces the house manager and the chairman of house committee see to it that Ali gets to make a good start.

“We have set up a WhatsApp group through which Ali can contact the house manager and housing advisor at the same time. We also use this to ask about what’s happening,” explains Pasanen.

Ali has the possibility to continue living in the Lumo home in Roihuvuori after the experiment ends in May 2018. The future of the service will be decided after this part of the experiment ends.

Better urban housing

Kojamo invites companies to develop services for better urban housing. The objective is to improve the comfort of living and the customer experience together with other parties. Further information:

For more information, please contact

Pekka Kivistö, Customer Account Manager, Lumo homes, tel. +358 20 508 3711

Miki Mielonen, Homma himaan, tel. +358 40 638 6221

Kojamo is the frontrunner in rental housing and real estate investments. It has undergone major renewals in recent years. The renewed Kojamo is able to provide better urban housing in a rapidly changing world. Kojamo is transforming Finnish society together with its customers, other companies and operators, and cities.