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Home exchange for vacation?

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1. Posted by lonn (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi there, I was wandering if you could help me, because of vacations I wish to travel aboard. But like many people I don't have too much funds for such trip, although lately I've read article about home exchange for vacations I think it may be it. But what do you think about it? have anyone journeyed this way? Is it safe way to travel? What do you think about it any recommendations or useful information’s? Thanks in advice

2. Posted by kartyboy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I have few home exchange trips behind me and I never had any problems with it. Most important is to find good people to exchange with try to contact so many as possible and then decide who is most suited for you. Overall great experience, cheap, comfort, can meet great people, never had problems with it. If you want to start journeying this way then I recommend it.

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3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

My sis down in Arizona does this frequently - believe she uses one of the better agencies that check and recheck all references. One needs to proceed very carefully. Another option is renting out your place on the Airbnb site where both parties can look and approve each other. I'm using the service just to rent.

4. Posted by sophietropolas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I'm on my 8th home exchange travel now and i can't seem to get enough! ;)

But people who haven't tried it yet are sometimes worried about if it is safe, but based on my experience, it is and i haven't had any problems with it. So i can say it is indeed safe, not to mention rewarding as well.

Enjoy your Trip! :)


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5. Posted by mcphersonsammy (Budding Member 40 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

It's not that "unsafe" just as long as you also choose the right people to exchange homes with. It is really inexpensive - it would cut you lots of cost. Just make a good understanding between you and the exchange traveler on what are the terms you're going to have especially that you're living in each other's homes.