Posts Tagged ‘ home exchange ’
Tips on couchsurfing during the South Africa World Cup
no responses - Posted 12.04.09

Word is they’re short on traditional accommodation options for the South Africa World Cup. I wrote a piece today for the Guardian about alternative options, including using sites such as iStopover, Couchsurfing and home exchanging. While researching, I logged onto the South Africa group on Couchsurfing.com to get the current lowdown. Predictably, there are a lot […]

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Work your way around the world as a housesitter
no responses - Posted 03.30.09

Here’s news to me: non-homeowners can house swap too. Well, kind of. Instead of offering a house in return, you offer your time and become a "housesitter". Caretaker.org – est. 1983 – brings the two parties together. Check out Caretaker Gazette, their subscription newsletter. I’ve yet to really explore it, but it’s surely worth a […]

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Beat the crunch with a home swap on home turf
no responses - Posted 03.17.09

There’s a new trend in home swapping, according to Home Base Holidays. The economic downturn has prompted many members – mainly in the UK – to look for exchanges in their own country. “In the past, swaps closer to home had often been primarily for short breaks but now many more are exchanging for longer […]

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Credit crunched? Try a home exchange
no responses - Posted 09.23.08

In times of hefty morgage payments, rising fuel bills and general financial doom, the Daily Telegraph has offered a solution: make your home your passport. Home exchanges are nothing new, but, as the credit crunch takes hold, the idea of living abroad rent-free has never been more appealing. Last month, the Observer also renewed interested […]

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