Two new buildings opened in September 2014 with peace and quiet at the edge of the forest. In one of the buildings, smoking and consuming alcohol is prohibited.

House manager and administration:

Click here for information concerning the hours of presence and contact details of the Rainbow house manager.

For administrative queries, please contact the administration.

Typical housing:

Description of site:

  • 135 furnished single rooms (each with a bed, mattress (90x200cm) and mattress coversheet, a table, a chair, a bedside table, a cupboard, shelves, 1 desk) with private bathroom (shower, WC, washbasin).
  • rooms are (including bathroom and storage room) 18 m2
  • communal kitchen and living room on the same floor

  • 7 furnished studio flats for 2 persons (with a trundle bed, 2 mattresses (90x200cm) and mattress coversheets, 1 table, 3 chairs, bedside tables, a wardrobe, 2 desks), a private bathroom (shower, WC, washbasin) and 1 kitchenette (2 hotplates, microwave, fridge)

  • studios are 23.1 m2

  • Bedding, sheets, towels and dishes are not provided.


All rooms and studio flats offer a WiFi connection – LAN also available. 

Rental Fees as of 2016:

Lease type Price per ROOM and 
per month, charges included
Price per STUDIO and
per month, charges included
3.5 months min.
(as of 01.01.2016)
CHF 630.- CHF 830.-
Security deposit CHF 1,200.- CHF 1,600.-
A short-term rental system during the summer months will be implemented from 2020 onwards. Information on this subject will be available on our website and booking portal from Spring 2020.
  • Para hotel services (on request) : cleaning of room /studio and washing of sheets - twice a month (first and third Tuesday of each month)
  • For persons subject to foreigner tax  - over 25 years old - the tax is not included (CHF 150.– per calendar year).
  • Also check House Rules

Room and Studio Upkeep:

  • Residents are responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of their own rooms. Any necessary items such as brooms, hoover, cloths can be borrowed from the house manager.
  • Corridors, stairways and shared areas are maintained regularly by the FMEL staff. Residents using the shared kitchens must wipe the table, sweep the floor, and do the washing up after each meal.

Hours of silence at night and other cohabitation rules

  • Tenants shall show due respect to their neighbours and should not make any noise inside or outside the building (music, talking, bottles thrown in the container, car doors slammed, etc. after 10 p.m.)

The residence is for both men and women

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