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Old 10.09.2011, 20:42
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Finding/Buying an Alpine Hut

I have looked over this site and found countless threads on buying flats, property and even farm houses. I am looking to buy some type of high alpine hut. A place that could serve as a weekend place to go and camp and hike from. Is that possible? Back in the states I had a friend that owned a tiny two room cabin in the mountains. It cost him almost nothing and it had no electricity or running water, but we would go on weekends and camp and it was great. I would love to find a place like that in the high alps area in the Berner Oberland. Anyone had any experience with this? Thought I'd see.
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Old 10.09.2011, 20:50
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Re: Finding/Buying an Alpine Hut

sounds cool, is there anything on the normal homegate/property sites. i saw a lot of stuff on one site for places near italy, but i didn't search near bern.

i guess an alternative is to just take a tent
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Re: Finding/Buying an Alpine Hut

I haven't seen anything on homegate and such. I like the idea of a tent, but I really would like to have a small plot of land. Way out though in the high alpine area. When you hike, you see tons of small huts and such, I just wanted to know if it is possible to get your hands on one.
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I haven't seen anything on homegate and such. I like the idea of a tent, but I really would like to have a small plot of land. Way out though in the high alpine area. When you hike, you see tons of small huts and such, I just wanted to know if it is possible to get your hands on one.
most of them are unlocked and empty. just go and use one and clean up afterwards.
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Re: Finding/Buying an Alpine Hut

I definitely seen a few of these on Homegate. Not sure there are too many of them out there or on the market at any given time. But you should probably start there.

Then hit the real estate offices in towns near where you want to be. Leave them your contact details.
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Re: Finding/Buying an Alpine Hut

These huts are called 'Maiensäss' (well, in Bündnerdeutsch- not sure about Bern) and are usually passed down through farming families. They don't come on the market very often (even to rent) and are much sought-after but I would recommend getting hold of the little local papers and going through those. Our local weekly probably has one advertised every couple of months.

Good luck! Nothing beats waking up and watching the marmots playing outside and the clouds swirling beneath you.
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