Home exchange. Have you ever done it and where did you live instead?
Would you exchange your home with another home to live like a local and be on holiday at the same time? I'm considering a home exchange in Brazil, Ubatuba.
I would like to swap apartments for 3-6 months in order to travel, enjoy Brazilian life with my boyfriend and discover whether I could live there or not. I live in Valencia, Spain.
Anyone with tips or experience? I'm interested!
I don't think it is such a good idea as you never really know what you are going to come back to when you do return home. Some room mates are bad enough let alone strangers. But on a positive mode it is a great idea so long as there is some kind of "insurance" for protection. Visiting countries and exchanging cultural ideas is what life is about.
I visited Thailand in 1987 and fell in love with it. Took me years to do it, but now I live there!
My opinion. Go for it! How can you lose, if it is on the up and up?
Chances are, they will respect your property. It could be a scam to rob you blind and kidnap you for ransom . . . or worse. Brazil is happening, but it can be dangerous. The USA is happening, but it can be dangerous. I would visit, and go home to Spain. Spain has already "been there . . . done that" in the dog eat dog world of global power. It gives them a bit of maturity.
Our happiness (or lack there of) is anywhere we happen to be.
That's an interesting idea. I guess you'd have to weigh the pros and cons, as in everything else, and make sure you have some sort of security protection on both ends - at your home in Spain and in Brazil. If you do that, it should work out fine.
I am an international student in the U.S., and I have spent plenty of time in my American girlfriend's house. I kind of feel that I exchanged homes.
I have never done this but would love to try it someday. This was a wonderful question!
Thanks for the all of the answers so far! Ofcourse a home exchange needs to be something save. That's why you can go to websites like www.homeExchange.com
You pay for instance 10 euro a month, make a profile with the apartment or location you have to offer and then look for a good match.
It's more than just a simple swap but it appeals to me very much, since you don't risk losing your apartment at home, if you want to try out life somewhere else.
Anyone who's interested....go and have a look on these webpages. You'll be able to swap places more likely for a few weeks instead of half a year like I want to.
me i like to live in italy hahaha..i love the country..it's very romantic,city of literature and a living museum ..history and wonderful scenery..it feels like living in the past..like your travel back time hahaha..i love in france too..brazil north america ..also in scotland hahaha
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