I am going to travel to Germany. I have heard that students there can find listings in the newspaper requesting a home mate.
In this arrangement, the new person doesn't pay rent, in return for doing chores, like shopping, cleaning or cooking. Thus, the student can save money, but has less time for their studies or leisure.
What is this arrangement called? How can I find out more about it?
In particular, what kind of contract is usually used? If the house owner decides suddenly to end the arrangement, is there anything the student can do to stop them?
Are there any websites to find listings for these kinds of arrangements?