Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut out hotel costs but still enjoying stylish accommodation worldwide? By choosing a home exchange you can do just that! Home exchanging is where you stay in someone else home while at the same time they stay in yours so that you both take advantage of totally free accommodation. The easiest way is to sign up to a home exchange website, add your home and details of where you want to travel. Through such sites you can view thousands of tempting accommodation offers worldwide and then contact the owners to arrange your exchange.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut out hotel costs but still enjoying stylish accommodation worldwide? By choosing a home exchange you can do just that! Home exchanging is where you stay in someone else home while at the same time they stay in yours so that you both take advantage of totally free accommodation. The easiest way is to sign up to a home exchange website, add your home and details of where you want to travel. Through such sites you can view thousands of tempting accommodation offers worldwide and then contact the owners to arrange your exchange. The popularity of home swapping has grown in recent years as more people discover the benefits of this exciting way to travel.

 

1. How does a home swap work?

Understanding the whole idea behind home exchange and the reasons why people do it is quite easy. As the name implies, home swapping involves you exchange your home with someone else’s home. Most people swap homes for shorter periods such as 2-3 weeks but it is not uncommon for people to agree to swap homes for longer periods such as 3-6 months. There are thousands of exchanges worldwide and so there is never a shortage of tempting offers. However more and more people are choosing to swap within their own country for shorter breaks.

 

2. What are benefits?

One obvious benefit of choosing to swap your home is the cost savings. Hotels and holiday rentals can typically be a large part of a holiday budget but by home swapping you completely cut out these costs. Home swapping also is a very social way to travel and allows you to make new connections throughout the world. It also lets you get under the skin of the places you visit as you are living in a real home in a real neighborhood – you get to live like a local! If you have a family or have any special requirements you can arrange a swap with someone with a home equipped for your needs.

 

3. What should I know before arranging a swap?

It’s natural to be bit nervous when planning your first exchange. It’s important to choose an established website – look for one where you can see the expiry dates of the listings so that you can be sure that they are genuine up-to-date offers. When you have found a potential exchange partner ask if they have references – not all will (they might be first time exchangers too!) but if they do it can be reassuring. Communication is key and so keep communicating and ask any questions as it is important to be sure of what you are agreeing. Also it is recommended that you inform your home insurance company to make sure that your home is covered while your guests are staying.

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