Have you ever tried to book a hotel room to attend a special function and found that most rooms have been fully booked by your fellow guests? Or wished you had some time to relax in a private space rather than stay with relatives or friends? Although arranging exchanges for special celebrations can take more time as your dates and location won't be flexible, as long as you bear this in mind and start looking for suitable swaps several months in advance, exchanging homes is a great option. Special occasion swap offer examples:
For a 100th birthday party: Tasmania, Australia for Boston, USA
'We are both retired professional people in our mid 60s. We need accommodation in or near the Boston area because we're coming to celebrate my father-in-law's centenary at end of August 2013.'
See the couple's lovely home for exchange near beaches in Blackmans Bay, a seaside residential suburb of Hobart, Tasmania.
For a family wedding: London for Washington, DC/Annapolis
'We are ideally looking for somewhere in the DC or Annapolis area in May for my sister's wedding. We will be my husband and I, our two boys and my husband's parents. We are happy to offer our London flat at anytime in exchange for DC area in May 2013.'
The family's flat is in a fantastic location in fashionable
Primrose Hill (a good place for celebrity spotting!). See their full home swap offer.
Have you arranged a home swap to attend a special event? Do let us know!