exchange your house for vacations

Discussion in 'Travel, Points & Rewards' started by maracudja, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. maracudja

    maracudja Registered Member

    would you like to exchange your house with people from another country ? We do this every year and it's really fun and economic too!

  2. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    I've never done it.
    The idea of some stranger living in my home for x-weeks kinda creeps me out. So I doubt I'll ever do it either.
  3. storm_ina_C_cup

    storm_ina_C_cup Registered Member

    My parents have a couple homes in Naples and in Marco Island, Fla. and they rent them out during the Summer months but they don't do any sort of swapping with the renters.

    My parents have yet to run into any problems with any of their Summer renters but I wouldn't take the chance.
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    If I had extra houses, yes. I'll just consider it as having it "rented" with the payment is my opportunity to use their house. But if it's the one I'm actually living in, I prefer to be more in control about it.
  5. maracudja

    maracudja Registered Member

    So...exchanging homes is very different than renting, it has anything to see. it's mutual trust between too familie and share his country with someone else and have the chance to discover another country. it's human exchange Which is not st based on the money but on generosité.
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  6. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Oh I didn't mean to imply it's the same as renting. I know the principle. I do couchsurfing and it's almost same. I'm just saying if I had extra houses, I'd be more open to what I want to do with it like having it rented or having it as an exchange house.

    Ps. I'm merging your posts. I'm not sure why each line is showing up separately.
  7. maracudja

    maracudja Registered Member

    I think It's my fault!!!I would like to do couchsurfing too but I'm afraid to do it with a child....
  8. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I would have an issue swapping houses with a complete stranger, but if it was someone I knew, or even kind of knew, or family from overseas that I hadn't seen in years, I would have no problem with it.
  9. maracudja

    maracudja Registered Member

    yes, but then it is not a home exchange!!!!

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