Recently, on Twitter, I ran into Lois Sealey who lives in London and runs Home Base Holidays, a home exchange website. I know Lois from my SlowTrav days.
Lately I have been interested in the idea of home exchanges, which in many ways are similar to staying in vacation rentals when you travel. You are staying in a home, not a hotel, and are based in a neighborhood where you experience a place as a local does. With vacation rentals you pay by the week, with a home exchange you trade homes – vacation rental barter!
To coincide with this weeks “Slow Down London” festival, Lois invited me to write two posts for her Home Exchange Travel blog. Here they are:
- April 23, 2009. ‘Slow Down London’: Take Time to Smell the Roses
- April 26, 2009. When You Can’t Do a Home Exchange, Consider a Vacation Rental
Follow Lois on Twitter: HomeExchangeUK