Posts Tagged ‘house swapping’

Video: House swapping from SmartMoney.com

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Every time the economy hits a roadblock, a whole new generation of media and travelers seems to rediscover home swapping as though it had just been invented. The truth is, though, that this fun and frugal way of seeing the world has been around since the 1950s. Back in the day, swapping clubs published huge […]

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Video: CNN on the joys of house swapping

Posted on May 22nd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

CNN first aired this video on home swapping in 2005, but the tips and insights on are pretty timeless. And even though the woman profiled has a flat in Manhattan, don’t think you have to have a home in a hot tourist area to swap! With a little work, you can probably find someone somewhere […]

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Five tips for happy house swappers

Posted on March 3rd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

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Given the economy, more and more people are considering house swapping as a great way to save money on their next trip. (Of course, “like a local” sorts have been doing it for years, as much to get a taste of local culture as to cut down on expenses.) On your next swap, here are […]

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Long-term house swapping

Posted on January 28th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Until very recently, if you Googled “house swapping,” you’d generally uncover sites such as HomeLink and Intervac: organizations that focus on helping vacationers switch homes for a few weeks at a time. Lately, however, I’ve been hearing about more people arranging longer exchanges. Swaps of six months to a year have long been a small […]

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Video: Value of house swapping

Posted on January 9th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Stacy Johnson of MoneyTalksNews.com is the latest in a series of reporters who have realized that house swapping makes financial sense in a tough economy. His video focuses on a Florida couple who have swapped 20 times.

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TV advice on house swapping

Posted on December 17th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Thinking about house swapping? The NYC TV station NY1 recently ran a good two-part report on the topic with lots of solid advice. Part 1 Part 2

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Home swapping on the rise in Australia

Posted on October 27th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Maybe it’s the floundering economy. Perhaps it’s Australians’ famous gregariousness. Whatever the reason, it seems Aussies are getting more interested in house swapping. At least one Down Under swapping organization is seeing a spike in registrations. Homelink Australia, one of the country’s oldest swapping networks, posted a 14-percent rise in registrations in September and is […]

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CNN also likes house swapping

Posted on October 21st, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Moments after posting my blurb about the Wall Street Journal‘s recent article on home swapping, I learned that Budget Travel and CNN had beaten the WSJ to the punch with a chatty article by Joanna Goddard on her experiences swapping her Manhattan apartment for digs in Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The details of […]

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