Sharing economy

It isn’t necessary to own everything – a part of commodities that facilitate everyday life can be shared with neighbours. Sharing economy brings joy into the residential community and nature thanks too! When living in Soihtu’s apartment you can use loan equipment of Rentukka, joint use car, loan boat or the tenants’ common gardening boxes and patches. 

Spaces in Rentukka offer both Soihtu’s tenants and visitors an opportunity for vital communal life – and a big part of them can be used free of charge. You can study without interruptions in the studying spaces, a movie night with friends can be organised in the club room – just reserve the room in the online reservation system and pick up the keys from the info desk. 

To streamline everyday life, a workshop and Bubble, the laundry room with a common room. In the workshop you can do even bigger DIY projects and in Bubble it is easy the get acquainted with your neighbours – you can spend time in Bubble reading a book, studying or playing board games with your neighbours. In addition to the free spaces, there are other spaces for meetings and parties that are subject to charge in Rentukka. 

Loan items

The loan items of Rentukka include many necessary things from a power drill to an outdoor griddle pan and a sewing machine. Some you can borrow for free and some with a little fee. Enquiries and pickups about the loan equipment from the info desk in Rentukka. 

Some yard and board games available for Soihtu Vehkakuja tenants in the club room of building C.

Urban farming 

Soihtu’s tenants can in summertime reserve a small cultivation box in the Student Village or in Soihtu Vehkakuja or gardening patch in Kortesuo for free.  

Soihtu informs about the gardening boxes and patches annually during the spring on Soihtu’s website and in the tenants’ newsletters.

Further information: 

Rowing boat

Kellukka, the rental rowing boat of the Student Village is for rent during summertime for 5€/day (members of the student union). The boat is located by Tuomiojärvi, in Viitaniemi. You can rent the boat easily via online booking system.

From the end of September to the beginning of May Kellukka is on winter break. 

Common rooms

In Rentukka, located in Kortepohja Student Village, you can find, in addition to the beautiful restaurant, a gym several studying and pastime activity spaces and spaces for parties. Facilities in Rentukka offer both Soihtu’s tenants and visitors great opportunities for communal life. 

In Soihtu Vehkakuja, the tenants have access to club room in building C. From the club room you can find billiards table, sofas, books and board games. 

Barbecue hut

In Kortepohja Student Village and in Soihtu Vehkakuja there are barbecue huts for tenants to use without extra fee. The barbecue hut in the Student Village needs to be reserved via online booking system and the one in Soihtu Vehkakuja is available for tenants without booking.

Common use car

Do you need a car for grocery shopping or for a longer trip? In the Kortepohja student village there is common use car, which anyone can easily rent using the service provider’s own application (your subscription code is SOIHTU22). The instructions for the reservation you can also see on the Tenant’s Page.

The car is located on the lower deck of the parking deck of the building T.

The link opens in a new tab.

More News

Personnel changes in the Soihtu Housing team – Jenna Pigg to service manager, Anni Pajari to community manager

, / 20.9.2022

There have been changes in Soihtu Housing staff in August and September that are visible to the tenants as well. Soihtu Housing’s personnel are involved in the residents' daily lives both at Soihtu Housing service point in Vehkakuja 2b and at Rentukka info desk in Kortepohja Student Village, where Soihtu Housing staff members work on a rotating shift.

JYY and Soihtu are assessing their biodiversity footprint in cooperation with the School of Resource Wisdom of the University of Jyväskylä

, , / 15.9.2022

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä JYY and its Business Unit Soihtu are assessing their carbon and biodiversity footprints. The analysis is carried out by JYU.Wisdom, the School of Resource Wisdom of the University of Jyväskylä.

Village flea market in Lillukka 19.9.

, , / 14.9.2022

The Tenants’ Committee organizes a flea market on Monday 19th September in Lillukka, and if the weather allows, also outside, close to Lillukka. The flea market is open from around 2pm to 7pm, depending on the activity of the sellers and buyers....