Q: I am very interested in joining your home exchange site. We have a one bedroom holiday cottage attached to our home. I let this commercially for six months of the year and it is very popular as we live in a tourist area. Would it still be suitable to put forward for a house exchange? Thank you, Angela
A: Yes, you can certainly list your holiday cottage for exchange (you will see a little red house with ‘2’ icon beside second homes in search results when you browse home exchange listings). In fact, as you wouldn’t be swapping your main home, this could give you extra flexibility to offer non-simultaneous exchanges as well as a direct home swap, i.e. if your exchange partners were able to offer you their home at a different time, you could be home while they are living in your cottage, to help with any questions they might have. Also, as long as home exchange is one of your options chosen, you can include the Rental Offered option too if this would be useful at times when you can’t consider an exchange but your cottage would be available for rental.