House swapping, as the name suggests, involves swapping houses with another person or family; that is, you stay in their home and they stay in yours. There are several house swapping websites that can be found on the internet. People interested in house swapping register with these sites for a fee and can then contact others who have houses to swap in areas that they'd like to visit. When an agreement is reached between the two home owners, they trade houses and live in each other's homes for a pre-determined period. This could be as short as a week-end or as long as a year or more.
While it may not be for everyone, the major advantage of house swapping is that it provides free accommodation at your holiday destination, allowing the opportunity to travel more frequently as costs are greatly reduced. House swapping is available internationally, not just in Australia . The biggest disadvantage would be the need to trust someone, who could be a complete stranger, in your home.
For great house swap holidays we recommend HouseSwapHolidays.com.au
. This popular house swap
site offers a wide range of homes that are ideal for any type of holiday - whether you are looking for an Australian house swap, New Zealand, or even further abroad.
They also offer a comprehensive guide to common house swap questions which is ideal for people who have never tried a house swap before. Visit the house swap holidays
travel site to find out more.