the.frollein

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  • Location Stuttgart
  • Nationality Swiss
  • Hometown West Michigan
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1960

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  1. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2. Meysamm 3. CannstattConductor 4. Ja.Bitte 5. Tincablinca 6. Trr 7. Mrs. Trr 8. JR 9. 10.
  2. @cannstattconductor - That would be lovely!   Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2. Meysamm 3. CannstattConductor 4. 5. 6. 7.
  3. Try googling "Wohnen auf Zeit" (short-term furnished flats) and the name of the town. Also check "Ferienwohnungen" (holiday lets) and name of town. Many Ferienwohnungen will give you a discount if you stay longer than the normal holiday period of 1-2 weeks. AirBnB also often has options for longer stay.   Immoscout and Immowelt also have furnished apartments, just use the filter to find them among the many non-furnished.
  4. @Meysamm - Welcome! I've put you on the list, all you have to do is watch this thread. A day or so before the meetup, I'll post where we will meet. And then all you have to do is turn up and have a fun evening.     Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2. Meysamm 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  5. June! It's time! Let's meet up! Looking forward to seeing all of you! (And yes, I will now stop the excessive use of exclamation marks... )   Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  6. Hi and welcome to TT   Keep trying with Immoscout, but do be aware that there are - unfortunately - scammers operating on all accommodation sites, who will offer you an amazing flat at an unbelievably cheap price. If it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is just that.   Also try sites like Immonet, Immowelt (lots of the same adverts as on Immoscout, but not always), null-provision, and Ebay Kleinanzeigen.  What worked for me (but took quite a while) was compiling a list of all the Wohnungsbaugenossenschaften and systematically contacting them/checking their websites regularly.   Make sure the word is put out at your workplace, via the intranet, bulletin board or whatever, that you are searching for something. Many times it's "someone who knows someone who..." that will get you a flat.   And do try the local newspapers as well - accommodation ads are usually in the print editions on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Some of these print ads will be in the online edition as well, but quite a few of the print ads - particularly those from private persons as opposed to agencies - are not online. Get the papers early, and start ringing from 8:00 am onward to arrange a viewing. Mailing people (if you find something online) generally doesn't produce much in terms of results, as people often concentrate on the phone calls and responding to mails falls by the wayside.   You have a huge advantage in that your fiancé speaks German - many landlords don't want to deal with the hassle of non-German-speaking tenants.  Put together any material you have to help support your argument that you'll be a good tenant - copy of your employment contract, letter from your employer etc. or google to find a form for Selbstauskunft (a form that gives your contact details, age, salary etc.). It may sound invasive to have to give all this information, but a.) a sitting tenant has a lot of rights, and is very difficult to get out once he's in, so landlords want reassurance that you'll be paying the rent regularly and will take good care of their property, and b.) having everything ready to hand over if you're interested in the flat will give you an advantage over those who may also be interested, but first need to gather their information before giving it to the landlord.   All the best!  
  7. @Meysamm So sorry to have missed your posting! As it looked like there was no further interest on Thursday morning, we coordinated the rest via WhatsApp and I didn't check back here again. My apologies!   We usually meet around the middle of the month, and I'll put up the date of the meetup for June in the next week or so - please do sign up, it would be lovely to have you join us!    
  8. @Alana Thanks!  And hope to see you there!   Details via WhatsApp for everybody
  9. Unless you have a second (EU) citizenship you haven't mentioned, I'm thinking you'll find it impossible to find a job. As a foreigner from a non-EU country, you will need to pass the Vorrangprüfung for any job out there (i.e. proving that there is no German or EU citizen that can do the job).  This will be the case with any "unskilled" positions.  And yes, I know that working with children definitely requires a specific skill set, not to mention talent and LOTS of patience - but as far as the authorities are concerned, any non-degree jobs are considered unskilled.   Even for casual babysitting jobs, or a temporary nanny position, you will need a work permit - you are not allowed to work during your 90-day stay.   In view of your degree in Early Childhood Education, you might find this thread (and other posts) by @NativeFraulein helpful: The easy way out to get a residence visa and work permit is to marry your German BF. However, it's always best to weigh all your options carefully first, rather than acting hastily and regretting later...  
  10. Choosing place to live near Oberkochen

    Personally, in your shoes I would go for Schwäbisch Gmünd or Schorndorf. Nice smallish cities with good infrastructure. Having said that, I don't know Heidenheim at all (driven through it a couple times and that's it). Maybe it's a gem. You need to have a look at each town, try to get a feel for the vibe (and the rental market), and factor in your commute.   Here's an older thread that might be helpful - although the question the OP asks is quite specific (living in the sticks without a car), there's good info on some of the places you have under consideration.   Where to live without a car if working in Schwäbisch Gmünd
  11. @Arctic Circle What? You mean you don't want to spend your anniversary with us?? I'm shocked! Happy anniversary to the both of you, and many more - and enjoy your trip!   @Ja.Bitte Great - not yet settled on a location, I'll be in touch via WhatsApp.   Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 17th May 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2.  Alana  3. Ja.Bitte 4. Tincablinca (maybe) 5. 6. 7.
  12. Well, that was a flop, once I realized the 18th is the Friday before the long Pfingsten weekend. I assume most people will have plans for the long weekend - I know I do. Sooo... I suggest either Thursday, 17th or Friday, 25th of May - please note when you sign up which date is better (or if you can do both).   Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 17th or Friday, 25th May 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein (both) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  13. It's time for May flowers!  And a May meetup!  Looking forward to seeing all of you!   Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Friday, 18th May 2018 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  14. Who likes Trivia and Beer in Stuttgart?

    Would love to, but I'm not back in Stuttgart until 02.05.2018
  15.   Umm, you do realize it's April, right? So there should be a meetup in May, before you head out on your travels - hope to see you then!