Hi, today wanna share an interesting way of traveling - Home swapping.
According to Wikipedia, house swapping is a form of lodging in which two parties agree to offer each other homestays for a set period of time. Since no monetary exchange takes place, it is a form of barter, collaborative consumption, and sharing. Home exchange can cover any type of residence including apartments, houses, holiday cottages, boats, or recreational vehicles. It can include an exchange of the entire home or just a room. The length of the swap can vary from a weekend to over a year. The swap can be simultaneous or nonsimultaneous. Home exchanges are usually arranged via specific types of social networking services, most of which charge a fee.
Use the swapourhome.com website to search for your perfect vacation destination. Make sure to use the search filters to find the home you want. Maybe a place close to the beach, or one that allows you to bring your furry friend along.
Add a listing of your very own. Enter in your home details, its location, and tell us all the best things about it. Then top it off by adding some photo’s to really wow your potential home swappers.
Use our direct messaging to contact other swappers about their listings. A simple “hey are you interested in swapping” is sometimes all you need to start a wonderful conversation. We don’t mind if you take the conversation offline to your email or video chat after you have made contact.
The final step is to agree on a swap. Make sure you nail down your dates and use some of our helpful swapping checklists and home manual guides available on our website so everything goes smoothly. Don’t forget swaps are usually a simple agreement between two people.
Now everything is done. Book your flights or gas up your car and prepare to have a great time living like a local and experiencing everything your vacation destination has to offer, whilst in the comfort of a lovely home!