Q: We live in Spain in a house that commands £2k per week in high season. We are looking for a long term swap, up to a year, in central London. do extended swaps ever come up? best Jonathan
A: Although long-term exchanges are not nearly as common as shorter holiday swaps, there are a good number of members who do want to swap for a few months or up to a year (sometimes even longer). To check for current offers in London that might be suitable, use advanced search (Show more options).
Choose England from the drop down country list, then London from the state/county list. Choose Long Term Exchange from the drop down list by ‘Type of Exchange’. Search.
When looking for a lengthy period, especially if the exchange needs to be for set dates and location, it is a good idea to join several months before the dates wanted so that your offer is in circulation for a good long time and you can contact new members as they join.
Spain is a popular destination with London members and it’s very possible you would find interest from retired members able to be flexible on length and dates of exchange and from freelance workers who can live/work anywhere.
Sample London long term home exchange offers:
Notting Hill: Situated 10 minutes from the bars and restaurants of Notting Hill and the markets of Portobello, this two bedroom flat is in one of the most sought after areas in London. It is the perfect location from which to visit London.
Camden: A small house in Camden, central, yet with parreterre garden, balcony and roof terrace. Ship's stair to roof. Easy access. walking distance to The Roundhouse and key music venues. Direct bus/tube routes to theatres of West End, the City etc.
St John's Wood: Centrally located in London's prestigious St John's Wood (NW8) neighbourhood just blocks from the famous Lord's Cricket Ground. This bright and spacious two bedroom, two bath flat occupies the entire top floor of a small (seven units) block of flats in a Victorian building. Its expansive roof terrace is unusually private. Convenient to public transport (Zone 1) and within easy walking distance of three tube stops (St John's Wood, Edgware Road and Warwick Avenue).
Queens Park: My flat is a spacious, bright and very cosy one bedroom masionette, situated on a very leafy street in the heart of Queens Park; 7 min walk from Queens Park station on the Bakerloo line. The area is residential and safe. Well connected with over ground trains to east London and Euston station. Every Sunday there is a lovely farmers market where you can buy delicious food. Queens Park has lovely restaurants and pubs too. 30281