What I Use: Home Swap 2019 (Premium)


As I write this, we’re about two-thirds of the way through this year’s home swap, which is taking place near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

We’ve done 15 home swaps overall since 2006, 14 of them multi-week trips in the summer. Since moving to in January 2015, we’ve been on five home swaps, including this year. We visited Stockholm, Sweden (with a side-trip to Berlin, Germany) in 2018, Barcelona, Spain in 2017, Paris, France in 2016, and Lyon, France (with a side-trip to Venice, Italy) in 2015. We generally spend three weeks on these swaps, but the 2016 and 2017 swaps were just two-week visits because of other circumstances (our son heading off to college in 2016 and the family moving to Pennsylvania in 2017).

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