Home Sweet Home

In this series, students are portrayed on the basis of their room.

About birds, dogs, cactuses and cows

About birds, dogs, cactuses and cows

Name: Marion Meyers, first year Knowledge Engineering

Room size: around 16 m²

Area: city center

Monthly rent: 490 euros

"The girl before me left all her furniture - it saved me"

"The girl before me left all her furniture - it saved me"

Xianglan Liu or Alisha (her European/western name) comes from Beijing, China and is a master student in psychology. When asked about her two names she explains: “My US uncle gave this name to me, he said it meant <protected by the gods> o...

Solstråleboken or the Norwegian sunshine in Maastricht

Solstråleboken or the Norwegian sunshine in Maastricht

Name: Eric Risbakk, first year in Knowledge engineering (DKE)

Room size: around 20 m²

Area: Wyckerpoort

Roommate: Yes, 8 people live in the house with two shared bathrooms and kitchens

An Ode to White, Blue and Cookies

An Ode to White, Blue and Cookies

“Sorry, I haven’t vacuumed in a week. My mom would probably freak out!” Liza Hazenberg, the present ‘day in the life of’ student room candidate apologetically opens the door to her 18m2 territory. Her mom, she jokingly d...

Romance, warmth and Bollywood

Romance, warmth and Bollywood

“Her day begins with Bollywood,” roommate Berru says about SBE-student Nadiya Taghipour. They laugh as they talk about what daily life is like in their house. “She is dancing all the time, but she is really good!” Taghipour...

From African Bush to Limburg’s Gem

From African Bush to Limburg’s Gem

“There’s a rooftop terrace actually, we can check it out”. Master’s European Studies student Rod Morgan Abhari (23), also known as RM, opens the door to his three-storey apartment. Situated in a quiet side street from Brussels...

Planes, paintings and the London Underground

Planes, paintings and the London Underground

Name: Tim Skrabanja (Dutch), second-year Biomedical Science student
Room Size: 20 m2
Room Price: 380 Euro
Neighbourhood: Heugem
Roommates?: Yes, one. Share kitchen and bathroom.
 

Waiting for the snow

Waiting for the snow

Name: Sofia Carvalho (23) from Porto (Portugal), master European Studies (third track: Europe in a globalizing world)

Size: "my bedroom has about 20 square meters"

Monthly rent: € 425,-

Area: Brusselsepoort

SangSom as icebreaker

SangSom as icebreaker

In the center of Maastricht’s shopping district, and down a small alley that runs off the Markt, lives twenty-one year-old Sabrina Brooker. A third year student of European Law, Brooker has lived in her room since coming to Maastricht. Finding ...

“I am an artsy geek”

“I am an artsy geek”

“I really need to clean this place, I’m sorry”, says Andrés Caicedo Sierra, slightly ashamed of the piles of clothes on his bed but smiling while he opens the blinds facing westwards. The second year student at the University Colleg...

A peaceful place

A peaceful place

Name: Batoul Al Nahhass (23) from Beirut (Lebanon), master Human Decision Science

Amount of square meters: “almost twenty”

Monthly rent: € 350,-

Area: Scharn