You just cannot get any better than free when it comes to find the best deals on accommodations, and participating in home exchanges offers just that: free lodging. It may amaze you how easy it is to get a free home exchange vacation.
Home exchange programs are really appealing because you get free lodging with all the comforts of home. The idea is simple. You swap homes, vehicles and even pets with another vacationer so that both of you end up vacationing for Free. You may be surprised to know that this is a very popular trend in the vacation industry.
The Journal Gazette highlights that there is even a demand to swap for homes in less popular vacation destinations. And if free lodging is not enough of an incentive for you, here are three good reasons why home swapping may be a good choice for a unique vacation experience:
- This is a great way to meet the locals. You’ll meet the neighbors and friends of the homeowners. They can tell you all the great things to see and do in their neck of the woods.
- You will “become” a local. Mixing and mingling with the locals will give you a real sense of what it is like to love their. You could never get that unique “local” feeling in a hotel.
- You may very well form new friends for life!
Naturally, there may be an initial reluctance in allowing complete strangers to stay in your home. Still, the more experienced home-swappers point out that they communicate extensively with their fellow swappers for months, both by email and by phone before making the swap. By the time the swap actually takes place, they actually feel comfortable enough to welcome the fellow-swappers into their home.
For a totally different and unique vacation experience try a home exchange program. There are several home exchange websites that can put you in touch with fellow home swappers. Find out what the phrase “home away from home” really means.