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|In the row of houses where
I live, there is the last house that I currently only use
for putting up my guests. The house is over 100 years old
and it is not in very good condition anymore. Eventually
I will have to rebuild it. Until I will have made up my
mind how it should be rebuild I hope to rent it as often
as possible for short or medium periods of time. Because I am a
nonsmoker myself, I prefer to rent only to nonsmokers.
||My guests have been
tourists, artists, MacDonalds roof makers (Hamburger
Zimmermänner), professionals working for a short period
in Zurich, people looking for an other place to live, musician doing
recordings at Powerplay Studios in Maur (not Prince or Lady Gaga, but
other less famous ones), and
retired persons visiting Switzerland the slow way. Some
of my guests are Wwoofers who help me a bit in the house
or in the garden instead of paying rent.
picture: Barry McCarus, the most enthusiastic musician I ever met.
|The house has only two
rooms. Here the living room on the ground floor.
||After the entrance you go
either into the living room or into the kitchen shown
here. In the kitchen you find besides the sink, cooker,
fridge and washing machine, also the stove for the
|At the far end of the
kitchen you turn right and you find the stairs
|that leads to the upper
floor. Here there are a shower cabin, a wash basin and
|From there you get into
the other room of the house.
|The house is in a rather
quiet location, except occasional noise of airplains that
start from the military airport. It is 12km from center
of Zurich (35 minutes by tram and bus). From the house
you can walk along a creek and fields and after 5 minutes
you get to a lake where you can swimm.
Please don't come to me with
a very expensive car. It does not suit in front of my house.
And because the neighbours have the right
to drive around the house, you can't park in front of it. Simply
continue 10 meters straight on and leave the vehicle in the grass.
|When the house for my
guests is already taken, then I can also take guests with
me in the house (middle house with yellowish wall with
You can reach me under the following email
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If you want, before you travel, learn some German in an
entertaining and economical way, then I recommend you to get a CD
of the "Talk Now!" Multimedia Series from
EuroTalk interactive (www.eurotalk.co.uk).
Travelling off the beaten
path: Maur, Switzerland (copy). Special to The Laredo Morning Times by Ron
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