Condominium owners’ meeting: My Rights as a Condo Owner

Condominium owners always have their annual meeting during the first quarter or first semester of the year. This meeting serves as a platform for making all of their important decisions and questions. The condo owners’ meeting is also a good exercise in living out and participating in democracy in action. Meetings start to break down …

Differences in Housing between Switzerland and Other Countries

Apartments vary from country to country in their furnishings and fittings. What is considered standard in some households, you won’t find in others. In addition to the number of rooms, the most important basic equipment in an apartment is definitely the sanitary facilities and electrical connections. In this article, we answer your questions regarding country-specific particulars involving tenancy.

Build in instead of move out

Is the apartment too small, is there a room missing or is there simply not enough storage space? Clever installations help here. Much can also be implemented in rental apartments. In an apartment, in which one wants to stay longer, custom-made and certain fixtures are worthwhile. Although they are an investment, they offer the desired living comfort, space or desired solution of a problem. Be inspired by these 10 very different ideas for rethinking.

Naturally pure – Cleaning without chemicals

One thing is universally true – cleaning is a tedious task that nobody wants to spend time on. All too often, we grab the first cleaning product we see that promises a sparkling result, without thinking about our choice for more than a few seconds. But chemical cleaning products are bad for your health and damage the environment – so is it time that we considered natural alternatives? Even without chemicals, things can be spick and span – and it’s easier than you think. With just a few ingredients, you can make your own cleaning products and in doing so reduce your packaging waste.

What is a box tree borer and how do you fight it?

The box tree borer is a small butterfly. The up-to-5 cm long caterpillars with their yellow-to-dark green color, the black head capsule and the black-and-white stripes are pretty to look at. But their pretty appearance is deceiving because they are voracious pests that eat box trees and shrubs and destroy them.

It happens every year – spring cleaning!

Winter is over and the first warm sun rays are streaming through the window. Unfortunately, even the brightest sun beams are only half as enjoyable when the view of the spring-like world is clouded by dirty windowpanes. Suddenly, you realize: Spring cleaning is due! But you don’t have to worry! We show you how to handle spring cleaning efficiently and quickly.

Transforming commercial property into living space

Text: Tino Büschlen It sounds so easy: Build a few walls in the empty open-plan office, install a small kitchen and the dream apartment is ready. However, in practice this endeavor turns out to be a lot more complicated. The housing situation in larger cities, such as Basel, Bern or Zurich, is often precarious. When …