Many guides are recommending AirBnb as a good first accomodation while looking for a long term rent, and while sorting out permits and banks. It is, but there are issues to be aware of. The main drawback is that the standard paperwork you get with an AirBnb is not sufficient for getting a B Permit, as it is classed as a hotel. You need to make sure that your AirBnb landlord can give you a proper signed stamped accomodation contract, as otherwise getting a B permit will not be possible!
This is part one in my series on moving to Zurich from the UK. I did this in September 2015.
Halfway through setting up a new Django tutorial today, I realised that recording it would be even better. However, I’d already installed packages, and needed a fresh environment. I could have of course wiped the install, but that might have left some crud on the system. I could have reinstalled ubuntu, but that would have taken time. I could have created a cloud server (digital ocean, etc), but that adds some extra cost and latency. Let’s instead do it with docker!
The Django tutorial is great, but we don’t need quite the same about of detail if we just want to use Django in a simple way on Ubuntu.