IIn many cities, older people live singly in large apartments – simply because they have always lived there. On the outskirts and in the country, it is the homes that have been built and paid for over decades, in which a growing number of pensioners live alone. Demographic development, the increasing average age and longer periods of being alone are now a challenge for some. At some point the house and garden just become too much, or you just feel lonely in the huge apartment – regardless of the low rent. WELT explains how and where seniors can use a shared apartment. No matter whether on the Baltic Sea, on the farm or in Thailand.