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Old 02.02.2021, 19:38
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Re: Legal to sleep in apartmet cave

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There is a relatively easy manner to prove the vibrations to your landlord. download a seismic app in your mobile, and let it run (and record) during the night, when you feel the vibrations...
Good advice. My immediate thought was that it shouldn't be a matter of opinion to dispute with your landlord. Either there's a vibration or there isn't. Never knew there was such a thing as a 'seismic app' but EF teaches me something new every day. Thanks.

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Its called an apartment celler!
Or cellar, even. But in French, a cellar is a "cave", so I'm guessing the OP is a French speaker.
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Old 03.02.2021, 20:39
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Re: Legal to sleep in apartment cave

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"Quite official: Basement rooms are usually not living space
In terms of usage law, sleeping in the basement is in most cases not allowed. Basements usually have no windows, are often not sufficiently insulated and may not comply with fire protection regulations. They are often unsuitable as living rooms and therefore also as bedrooms."
You do trust the Swiss bomb-shelters, do 'ya.
OP mentioned specifically it was a bomb shelter. They are regularly checked.

I'd take it as a safe place to sleep but they will stop you doing that if they find out. For principle reasons.

I personally think, if that building is very old the owner/régis should be interested in permanent vibrations and check them out. Can't be good for an old house in the long run. After all in some houses washing machines are not allowed in flats for vibration-reasons.
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Re: Legal to sleep in apartment cave

Thank you all for taking the time to respond. In general I admit I am a very sensitive sleeper. I do not sleep near a rail line or anything, and I can pinpoint the day this started. Noise travels easily in the building but with a fan as white noise it's not a problem, but vibrations seem to affect me for whatever reason.



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download a seismic app in your mobile,
I tried this and a sound meter, my phone is not sensitive enough.



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It being an old building in Vaud, might want to test for radon gas before sleeping in the cellar.
Thanks, I was never even aware of this.

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- The vibrations are real, in which case it should be measurable.
- The vibrations are not real, and it is an physical issue for example with your inner ear.
- The vibrations are not real, and it is an psychological/neurological issue.
I'm leaning on a mixture of all three potentially. I do currently have an ear infection which I am treating, but the vibration does exist in my apartment. Perhaps normally I can sleep through the vibrations but the inner ear is amplifying them or something. The AirBnB, hotel and cave did not have the vibrations.
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Re: Legal to sleep in apartment cave

Did you try sleeping in different rooms/spots in your apartment? With the camping bed that should be easy enough to try, and you already know it's not that bed if you can't sleep.
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