A trade union who was involved with the building of Schumacher's new 35 million dolloar villa found that 6 stone masons were severly under paid. Since voters in Switzerland are due to vote whether to open up the labor market to the new EU member states this controversy has a severe affect on Swiss voters. The EU labor deal is looking like it will gain the yes vote it needs to go further.
Schumaker who was planning on building his villa in Eastern Switzerland decided to move to Canton Vaud after he was forced to abondon the project because of environmental opponents to his plan. His new villa will include 2 indoor swimming pools, an underground 19 car garage and at least 8 bedrooms. Talk about luxury!