Economical Way To Travel
The hottest new trend in vacations is house swapping. It's economical, fun and offers an opportunity to live like a local. Find out if house swapping is for you.
Picture yourself on your dream vacation in Tuscany. Your lodging is a small house on a hillside surrounded by flowers. All around are rolling hills of grapevines with a castle or two scattered off in the distance. The price of your lodging is even more amazing than the views – Free!
House swapping: What's it all about?
House swapping or home exchange is when two families in different parts of the country or world agree to trade homes for a vacation. Frequently, use of the family car goes along with the swap.
Home exchanges are popular worldwide, especially in large cities like New York, London, and Paris. Don't be discouraged, however, if you live in a small town. Visitors are also interested in quiet, restful vacations where they can live like a local. The trick is selling the qualities of your small town and its surrounding areas.
Advantages of home exchanges
Disadvantages of home exchanges
Next page: How to get started on your house swap!