Monday, May 31, 2010

the big orange sofa

okay, so in a previous post i mentioned our temporary sofa. i just had to show it to you!!
to cut a long story short.... we moved into our apartment 12 weeks ago and ordered a sofa 11 weeks ago (which was due to be ready after 9 weeks)... BUT its been delayed so the company delivered a temporary one on thursday for us to use in the meantime (as we've had nothing to sit on for the past 12 weeks). check it out!!
ha. isn't it a beauty?! (don't worry - the one we've ordered isn't orange leather - well, at least i hope not. the sales assistant spoke very little english??!!).


  1. Hello! I ended up on your blog while searching for blogs about living/moving to Vienna. My boyfriend (british) and I (swedish) will be moving to Vienna next year and Ive already decided to look into the whole moving shenanigan. I hope you dont mind me asking you a few questions? :)
    Firstly, is it difficult to find a flat to rent (or is it preferred to purchase?) and whats an average rental fee/month? How do you experience the standard of the flats compared to the UK? Do you feel safe in Vienna or are the areas that you would not recommend to live in? Basically, I would be happy for any information that you could give :)

    Sorry for all the questions and I understand that you may not be able to reply to it all! Thanks so much in advance though!

  2. hello there!
    okay... i'll try and answer as best i can!
    renting - yes, you can easily rent here. in fact, i think most people rent rather than buy. we were lucky in that we had someone helping us relocate (paid for by my boyfriends employer) and she lined up 11 apartments for us to view in 1 day (we travelled here for a weekend to find an apartment 1 month before we moved over). she also helped translate documents etc. i'm really not sure what the average rent is here. i think it really depends on the district, and the amount of space obviously. rent is high in district 1 (the innere stadt) as you would expect in any capital city. from my very short experience, there do not appear to be any districts that are not recommended. vienna is a pretty safe city and i do feel safe at night. the districts all have a different feel to them. some are very quiet and residential... others more studenty... others more green... etc etc. so it really depends on what sort of thing you like.
    if you would like details of the person who helped us relocate, let me know and i'll give you the details of her company. i would highly recommend her! just send me your email address...
    i hope that has helped a little :)

  3. If you don't mind I would ask for this person contacts please. I'm still considering the job offer I got, but looks like I'll accept it. My company will help me with relocation but I will have to look for an apartment myself.

  4. Thanks so very much for all the information, its much appreciated! :) I dont know as of yet if we will need the details for the woman that helped you relocated, but will definitely keep it in mind for the future. Once again, thanks so much for all your help and time!

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