Swapping Homes Anybody?

NOW THAT WE'VE WALKED THE WALK, WE CAN GIVE YOU THE STRAIGHT TALK ON HOME SWAPPING. (Season 6)

Downtown the world famous spa resort of Baden-Baden

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Home Swaps without surprises

Still thinking about doing a home swap or not? Once you get used to the idea of strangers sleeping in your bed, you will actually have a good time seeing the world or your preferred country for next to nothing.I have a few tips for you how to plan your trip and what to watch out for when you're embarking on your first home exchange.
Sign up with a well- renowned agency. That will set you back approx. $120. For that you get access to their database and can choose from thousands of members in over 100 countries.Maybe you just want to do one trip this year or next summer and test it.Maybe you want to make the flight overseas worth your while and add on another exchange in a different location?
For me the biggest joy comes with the planning, i.e. perusing different countries, looking at houses, seeing their gardens and interiors.It is not unlike signing up on a dating site and looking for a partner- if for a different purpose. I'm keeping my old professional etiquette as the owner of a dating agency and won't divulge which agency we signed up with.. (They are USA based).
There are also sites for seniors only, but they have smaller houses or condos only. If you have a family, you may want more space!

More tips the next time! We painted our porch since my last post. More to do...! Less than 3 weeks to go...Amsterdam is our first exchange destination.http://www.habitatapartments.com/resources/sections/amsterdam_canals.jpg

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