The January issue of Living France is now out and includes an article on home swapping, particularly in France.
Long-time Home Base Holidays member, Bridget Poher, was interviewed for the article about her family's home exchange experiences. Bridget, originally from Hampshire, lives in her Loire Valley home (pool in photo) with her Parisian husband Yves and their children (click here to see her home swap offer).
Bridget comments: “I have been absolutely bowled over with how people really are very kind. If you are feeling tired of humanity, home-exchanging is an incredibly uplifting experience.” Bridget tells the story about a childless couple in Fort Myers, Florida, who borrowed two bicycles from neighbours for her two sons and purchased a bike and helmet for her daughter so she wouldn’t be left out. “The key to their million-dollar home was under the mat. Those kinds of experiences make you think, yes, people are genuinely pleasant, kind, and willing to welcome strangers.”
The article in Living France also includes answers to the most common questions Home Base Holidays receives about home exchange.
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