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SwissRETS

Swiss real estate transaction standard

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The distinct object type name or object built type. «How is this listing built?» or «What structure does it have?»

Categories help group the properties sensibly. These tend to only make sense in combination with utilizations.

All categories

key description
apartment A part of a building, suitable for people to live in.
atelier A private workshop or studio of hobbiests or professionals.
attic-flat A free-standing apartment, built onto the roof of a multi-story building, also called a penthouse.
bar Where drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, are sold and drunk.
cafe Small restaurant where simple meals and drinks are served.
car-repair-shop An automobile repair shop, also known regionally as a garage.
castle A large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat.
chalet A wooden house with overhanging eaves, typically found in the Swiss Alps.
earth-sheltered-dwelling A house, flat, or other place of residence, with a significant amount of soil or substrate in contact with its external envelope.
detached-house A stand-alone free-standing residential building, also called a single-detached dwelling or single-family house.
doctors-office Doctors’ offices are the primary place where ambulatory care is given, and are often the first place that a sick person would go for care, also called a doctor’s practice.
duplex-house A divided house, two living units attached, either side by side or one above the other, also called two-family house.
farm-house Usually a larger house combining different needs, typically the accommodation wing is attached to a stable, a shelter, a shed or a stock.
furnished-flat Typically a flat or house which comes with all the built-in and loose furniture, refrigerator, washer and dryer and other essential electric appliances.
granny-flat A set of rooms, often connected to or part of a relation’s house, typically with a separate house entry, not to be confused with the ‘stoeckli’ category.
hobby-room A sparate room for activities done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure, similar to an atelier, but not limited to creating things.
hotel An establishment providing accommodation, meals, and other services for travellers and tourists.
loft A single room flat, typically built in an old industry storage halls or newly built as a loft flat.
maisonette A flat with at least two connected stories in a building, typically the story directly under the roof and the one below.
multiplex-house A divided house, more than two living units attached, either side by side and/or one above the other, also called multyfamily house or multiple-dwelling.
office A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted.
one-room-flat A studio flat in which the bedroom, sitting-room and kitchen are all one-room, not to be confused with the ‘single-room’ category.
restaurant Commercial establishment where meals are prepared and served to customers.
retail-location A space for the selling of goods to consumers.
roof-flat An apartment directly under the roof, typically features roof slopes.
row-house One of a row of similar houses that are joined together by both of their side walls.
rustico A converted or rebuilt old small landside house, typically found in Ticino region on mountain slopes.
single-room A single room, typically for rent, does not neccessary include an own bathroom or kitchen, not to be confused with the ‘one-room-flat’ category.
stoeckli A small house, typically near a larger farm-house, in the past they were residences for aged farmers after turning over the farm to their heirs, not to be confused with the ‘granny-flat’ category.
stepped-flat A set of rooms for living in, arranged in a staircase like manner, typicaly over two or more floors.
stepped-house A building containing one or more appartements arranged in a staircase manner, in order to maximize the outside space.
villa A large and luxurious house in its own grounds.
workshop A room or building in which goods are manufactured or repaired, for commercial or business reasons.

Example translations

key fr en de it
apartment Appartement Apartment Wohnung Appartamento
atelier - Atelier Atelier -
attic-flat Appartement en attique Attic flat Attikawohnung Mansarda
bar - Bar Bar -
cafe - Cafe Cafe -
car-repair-shop - Car repair shop Garage -
castle - Castle Schloss -
chalet Chalet Chalet Chalet Chalet
detached-house Maison individuelle Single house Einfamilienhaus Casa unifamiliare
doctors-office - Doctors office Praxis -
duplex-house Duplex Duplex Duplex Casa bifamiliare
earth-sheltered-dwelling - Earth sheltered dwelling Erdhaus -
farm Ferme Farm Bauernhaus Fattoria
farm-house - Farm house Bauernhaus -
furnished-flat Appartement meublé Furnished flat Möblierte Wohnung Appartamento ammobiliato
granny-flat - Granny flat Einliegerwohnung -
hobby-room Atelier Atelier Atelier Atelier
hotel - Hotel Hotel -
loft Loft Loft Loft Loft
maisonette - Maisonette Maisonette -
multiplex-house Immeuble Multiple dwelling Mehrfamilienhaus Casa plurifamiliare
office Buro Office Büro Ufficio
one-room-flat Studio One room flat Studio Monolocale
restaurant - Restaurant Restaurant -
retail-location Commerce Retail space Ladenfläche Spazio commerciale
roof-flat Appartement mansardé Roof flat Dachwohnung Appartamento mansardato
row-house Maison mitoyenne Row house Reihenhaus Casa a schiera
rustico Rustico Rustico Rustico Rustico
single-room Chambre individuelle Single room Einzelzimmer Singola
stepped-flat Appartement en terrasse Terrace flat Terrassenwohnung Terrazza appartamento
stepped-house Maison en terrasse Terrace house Terrassenhaus Casa a schiera
villa Villa Villa Villa Villa
workshop - Workshop Werkstatt -