In today’s economic climate, finding ways of getting a good deal on a holiday rental can mean the difference between going on holiday and staying at home. But to save money, have you ever stopped to consider a ‘holiday home swap’?
I must admit I’ve never done it, or really even considered it, although I knew someone years’ ago that used to do it.
Home swap is, as the name suggests, swapping homes – you go to stay in someone else’s home while they stay in yours. Usually, no money changes hands and you can swap homes for a mutually agreed period of time, say for two weeks, or longer for work purposes – it doesn’t necessarily have to be for a holiday as long as both owners are happy with the length of the agreement.
Properties can be anywhere, a person in England can exchange homes with someone in Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia, or wherever takes your fancy.
While I’m not the person to be asking about holiday home swaps, check out the home exchange travel blog run by Lois Sealey which offers loads of information and tips about setting up a home swap. Or read about the home swappers that have more than 60 home swaps under their belt.
Home swapping definitely sounds like a viable option for holiday accommodation. Who knows where you could end up staying.