Fusiontourism definition: ‘House Swap or House Exchange is a tool for digital nomadic tribes modernizing the primeval bartering travel back in a world scale catering for everyone or into family-friendly environment. Revival travel tool that our great ancestors led from generation to generation travelled with their foot through lands and seas in exchanged gold or silver, into rice or potatoes.’
Huh? Anyone hearing about home swapping for the first time might be a little confused by this definition – and even that you can’t swap if you live in a flat or apartment! If you are an experienced home swapper, how would you describe the concept, as simply as possible, to friends who were interested in hearing more about this curious (possibly reckless in their eyes) practice you engage in?
An experienced home exchanger’s definition: ‘A home exchange is when one person, family or group of friends agrees to swap homes with another person or people for a pre-agreed period of time. No money is exchanged. These people usually get to know each other quite well via phone calls and e-mails before the holiday occurs.’ – Sandra N, London (see current exchange offer).