Not only is "Köksch un Qualm" a project for the long-term unemployed who, under the tutelage of professionals learn the various aspects of museum presentation, event management and customer service, the former cigar factory is also a residential living project. In 2007, a multigenerational residential programme was begun. The communal, self-regulated residency of young and old under one roof is characterised by mutual respect and responsibility. The project includes 17 barrier-free flats, six of which are rented to 10 students from the Jacobs University Bremen. In addition to the flats, there is a residents’ café in the house, an office for the bras administration, a hobby shop room, a multipurpose room and a large garden, communally used and cared for and, of course, the museum.