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Old 06.08.2008, 23:51
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Temporary housing and that sort

I was so lucky to get in to l'EPFL this fall, and am now getting ready to move to Lausanne to start my studies. In fact I'm taking the plane August 18th, and it's all very exciting, starting studies in a new country and all.

This would of course be a little nicer if I actually had somewhere to stay when I arrived, but I'm currently living in Spain, and from down here it's really difficult to go and view apartments in Lausanne and present myself. Not that I haven't tried to write to a bunchful of people, but when I can't actually show up to view their apartment, it usually ends up nowhere.

Not that I'm too fond of signing up for living somewhere for quite a while without actually having seen the place and meet eventual co lodgers beforehand. So what I've realized is that I need somewhere to stay for about a month, to give me time to actually find somewhere suitable to stay. This way I don't bind myself for half a year some place I don't want to stay, and at the same time I have the security of a roof over my head while searching for something.

The problem, and what ultimately consists my question to you, dear forum members, is where I might find such a place? Is there anyone of you who knows anybody who rents their room, studio or apartment for a months time from august 18th? I'm not looking for something particularly expensive, but I'd be okay giving out something like 900CHF per month, but since I don't know anybody who wants to take my offer I'm at loss about what to do.

So do you happen to know anybody who might be interested, or anywhere I might search in order to find something like that?

If anybody knows something like that it would make me really happy to hear about it.
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Old 15.08.2008, 21:21
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Re: Temporary housing and that sort

Hello Dear
I am exactly in a same situation. I will be in Lausanne on Aug 16th,going to Hotel .
let me know if you have any info.
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Old 18.08.2008, 16:57
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Re: Temporary housing and that sort

have you contacted the EPFL/UNIL accommodation office?
http://www.unil.ch/cvac/page18250_en.html

They have student apartments (3-4 persons per apartment, spacious enough) and a limited number of studios.
I lived there for 6 months and they were flexible with dates (i just needed to tell them a month before i decided to leave). I know they have some availabilities at the moment, especially before term starts. I was there today to collect my deposit and heard others being offered rooms.

They speak spanish and english at the office

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Re: Temporary housing and that sort

sorry that wasnt really the official accom office page!
Find it here:


http://fmel.ch/en/
 

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