Kanthaus offers different levels of privatization for rooms, beds and desks. Some can be reserved for a limited amount of time and some can be claimed until they are unclaimed again by their user.
Different levels of sleeping spot privatization
Sleeping spots come in three different variants:
- claimed bed in communal sleeping room
- claimed bed in multi-purpose room
- claimed private room with bed
Claimed bed in communal sleeping room: communal
In communal sleeping rooms like the Dorm, the (original) Communal Sleeping Room, the Cat Plane Dream Basket and the Sorano, you can claim your bed using the sheet on the outside of the door. There is no time limit on your claim. You can leave reasonable amounts of private items in and around the bed, as long as they don't interfere with others.
the reservation sheet of the Cat Plane Dream Basket
Claimed bed in multi-purpose room: semi-private
There are just two multi-purpose rooms: the Fansipan and the Intermediate Storage Room. Both have one big bed each and additional features which make it necessary for the room to stay accessible (e.g. claimable desks and the vortex). The beds in these rooms count as semi-private since in reality people usually don't get disturbed during the night, even though the theoretical possibility exists.
On the beds you can find a weekly reservation sheet in which you can reserve it for a specifc time frame up to 1 week (although it is best practice to only reserve for 2-3 nights at once to give others the possibility of signing in, too). Leaving personal items in and around the bed is only permitted during the time of your reservation. The week sheet is cleared every Monday as task handed out during CoMe.
Time-based reservations that can be as short as 1 hour.
Multi-purpose rooms have an additional card system on the outside of the door to indicate if the bed is already in use or not. This is to be understood along the lines of 'If you're looking for a sleeping spot, no need to look in here' and not like a prohibition to enter!
Claimed private room with bed: private
Kanthaus has 3 reservable private rooms: the Lantern, the (original) Private and the Hipster. In times of need the Cloud Room can be used as an additional private.
On the outside of the doors you can find a reservation sheet in which you can reserve the room for a specifc time frame up to 1 week (although it is best practice to only reserve for 2-3 nights at once to give others the possibility of signing in, too). Leaving personal items in the room is only permitted during the time of your reservation. The week sheet is cleared every Monday as task handed out during CoMe.
Next to the reservation sheet on the door you can find the occupancy indicator. It allows to show that the room is in actual use and noone is invited in. This is important because private rooms which are reserved but empty can still be used spontaneously by someone else as long as they're freed immediately when the person who did the reservation wants to use them.
Occupancy indicator, rules sign and week sheet on the door of a private room.
In the Main Office, the Silent Office and the Fansipan people can claim desks. Desk claims are without time limit and include the right to store personal items, as well as creating more storage space in and around the desk, as long as it doesn't disturb anybody.
Claimed desk in a slightly messy Silent Office.