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A solidarity based accommodation agency

Housing students or young workers between Lausanne and Geneva

Cotacot is based on a simple idea: housing students or young workers between Lausanne and Geneva in a local resident’s spare room.

This solidarity based accommodation agency was created by Sylvie Mery, psychologist and an avid follower of collaborative consumption. She is linking those people who have a spare room available – often elderly people or single mothers, with students can find it struggle to find accommodation.

She has three formulas: a room free of charge in exchange for various services, a room for a small charge and some services, or a room with no services for a moderate charge.

The services take many forms such as helping with homework, gardening, helping with computers, shopping or even just company. A charter, with the exact details of the agreement, is established between the host and the student to ensure that all is clear."La Côte"- Magazine

EPFL école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EHL école hôtelière de Lausanne
EHL école hôtelière de Lausanne
UNIL Université de Lausanne
UNIL Université de Lausanne

An economic and convivial answer to accommodation problems

Cotacot offers flat sharing solutions in several areas of Lausanne and Geneva, near the universities and student quarters.

For Sylvie Mery, finding digs in a big town shouldn’t be a struggle. But when seeing the difficulties encountered by the students and young workers, this psychologist and avid follower of collaborative consumption, decided to found Cotacot: simply linking together those seeking accommodation and those with a spare room.

In other words, putting good tenants in contact with good landlords : a convivial and optimistic concept bridging the generation gap. For sure, Cotacot will serve all its users.

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