Grüezi Ron Orpers! I'm Nicolas, a 32 years old French Visual Design who's been living in Zürich (Thalwil) for the last 5 years. Due to personal reasons, I had to leave my place and I am now living between Zürich (where I still work) and France for some months. BUT, I'm coming back in December and I am now looking for a place of my own!
Ideally, I'm looking for an apt. where I can live alone (but I'm not opposed to sharing an apt if the people are cool and can deal with a guy who's enjoying people's company yet needs his solitary time), minimum 30m2 (although if it's 28m2 I'll survive, it's just that I'm quite a tall guy, I need space :D) with a monthly rent of 1.300Chf (1.400 if it's reaaaally a cool one and well located) max per month (Inkl. Nebenkosten). Minimum 1.5 rooms.
Some extra things about the apt: As I'll work remote from time to time, a good internet connection (fiber if possible) is a must, washing machine and tumbler available in the building, a cellar and possibly a place for bikes.
Also, the possibility to sublet the apt as I might be travelling from time to time and will live for the first few months between France and Zürich (as I'll give classes in a school in France until June 2023).
As for the locations I'd envision (I work in Wipkingen close to the Bahnhof, so it needs to be easily accessible with public transportations) : (in no particular order) Wipkingen, Alt-Wiedikon, Enge, Wollishofen, Friesenberg, Seefeld, Mühlebach, Weinegg, Gewerbeschule, Escher-Wyss, Hard, Langstrasse, Werd, Sihlfeld, Höngg, Unterstrass, Oberstrass, Albisrieden, Hottingen, Hirslanden, Witikon.
And as for outside of Zürich, basically anything from Kilchberg up until Wädenswil on the west side of the lake, and from Zollikon up until Männedorf on the east side of it.
Urdorf or Schlieren would be OK as well, depends on the location and the closeness to shops and train/bus.
And one last thing (decidely, he can't seem to stop...), if there could be available parking spots to rent eventually. I intend to get my driving licence then my bike licence in the next 6 months (I know, I'm 32 and I still can't drive, ah-ah what a loser), so having a place to park my bike when I'll get one would be a great plus.
Now some quick things about me: I'm 32, French, I speak French and English (and I intend to take evening classes to learn German and will try to comprehend Schwyzerdütsch eventually), I'm officially a "Visual Designer" (but I'm more an illustrator / 2D artist / Concept artist) at an animation and Illustration studio based in Zürich (and I've been working there for more than 4 years), I have a C-permit, I've been coming to Zürich for more than 11 years now but I've been living here for 5. I'm quite a sporty person (weight lifting, hiking, climbing, swimming occasionally), I enjoy drawing and painting, movies and series, listening to music (but not loud, no worries), playing video games and board games, going for night walks, reading, travelling. I'm a bad cook but I can flip crêpes perfectly as it's in my DNA and I'm not too bad at doing pastry.
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