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Tips on finding a flatshare in Switzerland

Hi there!

You have just arrived in Switzerland or plan to live here but dont know how to find a cheap flat here for the first couple of months?

I would recommend you to try flatsharing at first because its much easyer when you have just arrived in this country, also to socialise! Then you can still move and look for an own place once you feel more confident in the town you live in.

In German, a shared flat is called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft)

I think most people flatshare here, espcially for financial reasons (life is expensive here). Others also do it do be among other people too! Here is the most famous flatshare website in Switzerland:
http://www.wgzimmer.ch/home.cfm?land=CH&pFlash=0&Lang=D

Unfortunaltely its only in German

But you just have to click on "Gratis inserieren" (which means "post your ad for free"), then go on "suche ein wg-zimmer" (="looking for flatsharing") and then fill up the fields.

"Ab wann" means "from? (date)"

"Bis wann" means "until?"

"Max Miete" means "maximum rent"

Region (for those who want to live in Basel, choose Basel Stadt if you want to live in town and Basel Land if you want to live on the countryisde)

Name: Surname

Vorname: name

Erreichbar?= when can people call you?

Was über dich: introduce yourself

Ich suche... : Im looking for


So, and then, just "senden". If you tick the box "jedes neue Inserate...", you allow them to send you an email every time a new ad that matches your requirements is posted.

And then, just wait for replies! :-)

There is also the website of the university which has a kind of marketplace, also for flatsharing:

https://markt.unibas.ch/

Just go on "Wohnen Angebot", then on "WG-Zi. Angebot" and maybe you can find some interesting ads.

If people write 2er WG, it means there will be you and another person, 3er WG means you+2 people etc.

I hope this helps you a bit!

Best,

Mary
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Re: Tips on finding a flatshare in Switzerland

I've put a link to this in the 'Housing in General' Sticky so that it can be found more easily.

Can anybody help out with the relevant words in French or Italian?

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Re: Tips on finding a flatshare in Switzerland

Thank you!!

In French, relevant keywords would be

"colocation" -> flatshare
"colocataire" -> roommate
"Suisse" -> Switzerland
"louer" -> to rent
"location" -> rent
"appartement" -> appartment
"chambre" -> bedroom

Sorry I cant help for the Italian version!

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Re: Tips on finding a flatshare in Switzerland

Hey I also wrote an article about how to find a flatshare in Zurich.

http://zurichexpats.com/shared-apart...unting-zurich/

hope this can help people.

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