This is where I live (part 1: a little Swiss village)

Here it is! The long awaited home/village post. This is where I currently live. There are about 500-700 people that live here (I’d give you an exact amount, but I’ve heard and read many different things). Sometimes I love it, sometimes I like it, and sometimes I’m not too fond it. It’s very quiet here and a few times I’ve referred to it as a “ghost town”, but other times you can hear kids screaming and laughing and see people hanging out and walking/biking everywhere.

Three things I realized when I was putting this post together: 1) It was very rainy and overcast most of the time last year/when I took these photos, 2) my photography has improved since I moved here, 3) I have way too many pictures to fit into one post. Therefore, I’m going to make a little bit of a series out of my current home town. This one features the village: the buildings and homes from close up and at a distance.

I’m such a fan of the shutters on all of the windows (that actually work!), especially if they’re colored, the flowers that dress up the homes, the view from right at home (which I’ll show more of in another post), and being so close to nature. Not to mention those two chimneys that can be seen from miles away!

I like how the shutters, flowers, and car all match.

Good use of a few benches, for sure!

You can rent a little plot of land for about 10CHF and grow your own flowers and veggies.

This home was half missing when I first moved here (I think it was burned down), and now it’s one of the most beautiful buildings!

I hope you liked this little peak into my life and this tiny Swiss village. Until next time, stay tuned!


Marjorie Rose
10 June 2011 - 1:20 am

Oh my goodness.. this is so beautiful and picturesque. I love the red shutters and the “welcome home!” feel of each house. You’re so lucky to live there. It’s like a romance novel.. or a beautiful dream..

Marjorie Rose
10 June 2011 - 1:21 am

P.S. I can’t wait to see more!

10 June 2011 - 1:26 am

Wow, so cool. What a neat little place! I would love to go to Switzerland one day.

How did you end up there?

10 June 2011 - 3:49 am

You live in such a beautiful town! I bet you have a great time walking around when it’s sunny outside 🙂

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
10 June 2011 - 4:56 am

I am staying tuned! How can I not? This is all so beautiful and inspiring…I feel like I would live and write differently here.

10 June 2011 - 5:39 am

Oh, I am utterly charmed!! Your village looks so beautiful, peaceful and delightful.

I am a huge fan of window shutters and window boxes, so there’s a lot I’m smitten with in this post. I love the house whose red shutters, flowers and car all match too, and the home in the photo just beneath it looks like a house from a Dr. Seuss book! 🙂

What is that red climbing plant growing all over the front of that large house, do you know? It’s such a vivid color!

I love all the photos and can’t wait to see more! Thank you for inviting us into your sweet village for a lovely visit. 🙂

10 June 2011 - 6:59 am

These pictures are GORgeous! How long have you lived there!?

10 June 2011 - 9:49 am

I love the fact that you rent a piece of soil and plant your own flowers and veggies. This concept needs to come to Bern urgently, I want to do this!!
Happy loooong weekend – any plans?

wishful nals
10 June 2011 - 1:59 pm

sooo pretty! thanks for sharing. xo

10 June 2011 - 2:49 pm

I loved seeing your village!!! I need to do one of mine since I’ll be moving from it soon 🙁 I just love it so much and my heart kind of hurts to leave it!

10 June 2011 - 8:26 pm

it’s gorgeous! i think i might go a little mad if i lived in a small town again. i grew up in a one-street town like this, but without the beautiful swiss surroundings. although, i would love to escape to someplace like this when i need a break from city life. where are you from originally?

10 June 2011 - 9:02 pm

Love seeing where you live! It’s such a beautiful little town! What’s it like day to day? Details!

10 June 2011 - 9:03 pm

I think your town is beautiful !! I wish where I lived looked like that ! It looks like something that you would see in fairytale books.

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
11 June 2011 - 8:42 pm

Eva, your home town is absolutely charming! I want to know more about what day-to-day life is like there. Growing up and living in big cities my whole life, I have difficulty imagining what happens in small towns like yours.

12 June 2011 - 2:36 am

Thank you all so so much for your comments! I’m glad that I finally shared a view of this little village with you and that you all shared your lovely thoughts with me.

Also! Thanks for your questions! So that you all see them, I plan on answering them in my next part of this “home” series.
Except for Laloofah – I have no idea what that plant is, exactly, as far as I can tell.. it’s just a vine that turned red for fall. : )

viv @ the eclectic life
12 June 2011 - 3:11 pm

Regardless of the weather, your photos came out spectacularly and I can NOT believe this is where you live. It’s like a fairy tale community come true. Absolutely gorgeous. I’m so jealous Eva!

Malorie @ Online Food Order
12 June 2011 - 9:27 pm

Those pictures are incredible. I was practically meditating as I was looking at them. It looks so peaceful. I could use some of that. I live in New York 🙂

13 June 2011 - 2:14 am

@Eva ~ Oh, that photo was taken in the fall? Wow, everything still looks so green! In that case, I’m thinking it’s Virginia Creeper! We have some growing on our house, and I know it grows in England, and it turns brilliant scarlet in the fall. Sure is beautiful, whatever it is!

13 June 2011 - 3:20 am

You’re city is soo so pretty. There is never such thing as too many pictures of Switzerland so don’t worry. I love the shutters too, I wish America had more houses with them.
The building with the red plant growing on it is so cool! And I love the kind of cars you guys have over in Europe. They are so much cuter than American cars in my opinion.

13 June 2011 - 3:02 pm

Loved a glimpse into your life there, it’s beautiful!

13 June 2011 - 10:49 pm

so lovely!!!

14 June 2011 - 7:26 am

What a cute little village! Such charm and character 🙂
Thank you for taking us on tour with you!

Misty :)
14 June 2011 - 9:51 pm

I just love seeing pictures of your trips and where you live! You take such wonderful photos! I seriously cant wait to come visit you now! Even if you are not in Switzerland when it happens, we will have to take a trip back there! It is so pretty, I would hate to never get a chance to go see it in person!!

I love how everything is so simple. All the flowers make it so pretty too! And I noticed, they drive the same car just different colors! Atleast, the pictures you posted, the cars are the same! lol And I love the building with all the red flowers along the side! That is so cool and pretty looking!! Thanks for posting these photos! I definitely didn’t get to see all of them before and I just love seeing new photos that you take 🙂

24 June 2011 - 11:24 pm

Byłem tam ale nie do szczegółem wszystkiego tak jak Ty. Bardzo piękne zięcia. Ściana w czerwieni mnie oczarowała i ten ogród. Naprawdę piękne i to co lubię, natura. Pozdrawiam Eva.

24 June 2011 - 11:37 pm

Wydaje mi się jednak, że obiektywnie będzie pokazać i te miejsca nie za fajne – budowle.
Są przecież i takie tam.

Sana, So Does Estella
1 July 2011 - 4:55 pm

This is what I’ve been waiting for! Eva, your village is amazing – hands down. The third to last photo house just might be my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, they are all full of charm. You have captured some amazing photos my dear. (old and new) Have you considered making a book, on say blurb or lulu? I’d buy it 🙂

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