Dunno where to put this other than here....
Very soon my husband and I will be going over to Zürich to do some "house-hunting" but from what we hear from the relocation agency - they seem rather "negative" about the fact that we want to rent a house, rather than an appartment or even a maisonette.
There´s five of us, with three kids and five water turtles to consider.
We are currently selling our house in Germany and are not keen to go back to living in an appartment especially when we have got so used to having the freedom of having our own place, drive and garden. And no tenants to consider!!
Needless to say, the agency says it is much more difficult to find a house to suit our needs and it looks like we might have to look further afield than the area of Zimmerberg or Konaueramt if we want to find a 4 bedroomed house with a garden.
Nevertheless, we want to find somewhere close enough to send our two older kids to one of the the international schools nearby. But we might have to compromise on location just to find the right house.
We have looked at the website of homegate.ch, and from what we see, there´s not much available to our specifications....and tend to be in unsuitable locations or are just way over our price range.
Anyone out there who have done summat similar successfully or even had to compromise on this and are happily living in appartments? I am already getting nervous at the thought of going over to Zürich and not finding anything we consider suitable for a family of five and pets...
P.s. even on this forum, I can´t even see any houses being advertised for rent..., only appartments - is it really a rarity here for people to rent anything else other than appartments....?