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When Time Equals Time – Sustainable Exchanges in Switzerland

Switzerland Time Exchanges
 
Switzerland is often associated with money and timeliness. While time is money for the most part, time can also equal time in so-called "time exchange" organizations.

In other words, we are talking about systems to pay for services with time rather than money. You're a native English speaker wanting to trade your skills to learn German? You like to fill in tax forms, but you dread weeding your lawn?

Bingo! You are likely to find someone in your community who does not mind plucking weeds in exchange for having their taxes done. Whatever the task or skill might be: One hour donated results with one hour in the proverbial bank.

Even though the oldest time exchanges date back to the 19th century, it seems that this form of currency has recently gained ground as sustainable living becomes more of a focus.

The following is a list of time exchange organizations throughout Switzerland. Are you ready to get involved? Please let us know about your experience!

Aargau

TALENT (Aarau/Lenzburg)

Zeit-Tauschbörse (Aarau)
 

Basel

Bon-Netz-Bon

TALENT

Zeittauschbörse
 

Bern

Bazore (Quartiertreff Murifeld)

Nachbarschaftshilfe (Burgdorf)

Talentbörse (Bümpliz)

Tauschnetz (Länggasse)

Zytbörse (Thun)
 

Biel

TALENT (Biel)
 

Fribourg

SEL de la vallée de la jogne (Charmey)

SEL Glânois et Alentours (Romont)

Tauschnetz (Ursy)
 

Geneve

SELduLac (47 rue Schaub)
 

Graubünden/Grisons

tauscheria (Samedan)

Ziitbörsa (Chur)
 

Jura

SEL Suisse (10 S.E.L. romands)
 

Luzern

Tauschnetz

Tuuschnetz Soorsi
 

Neuchâtel

SEL Vaudrusien (La-Chaux-de-Fonds)
 

Obwalden

Tauschkreis
 

Solothurn

Verein ZeitTausch
 

St. Gallen

TALENT (Degersheim)

Zeitbörse Benevol
 

Ticino

Scambio di Favori (San Nazzarro)
 

Thurgau

Stund um Stund (Region Bischofszell)

TALENT (Tägerwilen)
 

Vaud

S.E.L. de Bassins
 

Winterthur

TauschZeit

VAZYT Verein alternativer Zeittausch (Schwimmbadweg 3)
 

Zug

TALENT (Baar)
 

Zürich

Complino Zürich (Zeughausstrasse 60)

Give & Get Zürich (Restaurant Karl der Grosse)

LETS Zürich (Kirchgemeindehaus Hottingen)

TALENT

Tauschen am Fluss Zürich (Gemeindezentrum Wipkingen)

Tauschkreis (Wädenswil)

Verein Ämtler Tauschnetz (Bezirk Affoltern)

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of the Swiss Travelwriters Club.

Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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