Guardian Home Exchange
Find your winter home exchange
Find your holiday season home swap
Whether you're looking for a country cottage or a city pad, it's not too late to find a home swap for this holiday season. It's also a great time to start planning your 2017 swaps. 
Enjoy free holiday accommodation worldwide:
Tuscany home swap
Vienna's Christmas Market
San Francisco duplex apartment

Tuscany, Italy
Home in Bagnone with private swimming pool and Alp views.

Vienna, Austria
Cosy welcoming one bedroom apartment in Vienna.

San Francisco, USA
Beautiful duplex apartment with views over San Francisco. 
Swap experience: excellent exchange in lovely Durham
Home swap in Durham "This is the type of exchange I really enjoy: A lovely, charming, historic town; a comfortable home within walking distance of everything you need; car exchange for side trips; and most of all, making friends. Durham is a beautiful town with many historic sights, beautiful walks, restaurants and pubs, and Joanne's townhouse is within convenient walking distance of everything. We were a party of 5 adults and found the layout of her home to be very accommodating and the proximity to the town made it very convenient for all in the party to have their freedom. Joanne provided many ideas and suggestions for local sights to visit and we enjoyed them all. Having a car exchange allowed us to visit the Lake District, York, nearby castles and coast, and a side trip to Scotland. I felt very comfortable leaving my home in Joanne's care. We communicated frequently leading up to the exchange and all of the plans went smoothly. We've made good friends with Joanne and her friend Claire and hope they will come visit us again."- Amy

Highlights of the home exchange:
  1. Location of Joanne's home
  2. Car exchange
  3. Making new friends

Paris home exchange
Paris island living? Home swap on the Īle Saint Louis
Located in the heart of Paris on the unique island of Īle Saint Louis. This fabulous one bedroom apartment is in a luxurious 17th Century mansion conversion. The apartment is on the south side of the island, overlooking the river Seine and the monuments of Paris.   
Home swap Q&A can I invite extra people on a home swap?
Q: We are a couple and have recently arranged to swap our three bedroom house in London with a family of four who have a five bedroom house in rural Scotland. As we are making our three bedrooms available to the family, is it ok for us to invite friends or family to stay in their home while we're there? - Mary, London 

A: As the family you are swapping homes with will have assumed that it is only two of you who will be staying in their home (and will prepare one bedroom for you), it is very important to ask their permission well ahead of your swap dates before inviting family members or friends to join you. They will likely be happy for your guests to stay so long as they know who will be staying. It is not only a courtesy to ask early on in your discussions but will also give your exchange partners enough time to ensure any extra bedrooms needed are prepared and ready for your arrival.
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