If you are a couple or single rattling around in a large family home but the thoughts of downsizing are daunting, try it out first by swapping your large home for a much smaller one on a home swap. If the small home you swap to is a main, rather than second, home, this will give you the chance to see how your swap partners manage the space, and perhaps give some ideas on how you could de-clutter and get rid of belongings that you don’t really use any more.
From this - Slaybrook Hall is a 15th Century Hall House with Arts and Crafts additions. The 40 foot long music room overlooks the garden with the small Slaybrook stream and then beyond to open countryside. The house has six bedrooms and sleeps 12 (view full details of this home exchange offer in Kent).
To this - This is a beautifully presented, ultra-modern one bedroom apartment, within a secure, gated complex in East London. One bedroom plus sofa bed in living room so can sleep four (view full details of this home exchange in London).
Have you downsized recently? Or have you swapped a large period property for a small modern apartment? We would love to hear about your experiences!