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This collection of articles from the web and newspapers around the world offer many different takes on the pros and cons of Home Exchange. Articles from 1983 to 2005 are represented with the most recent listed first. Even the older articles provide valuable information for new home exchangers.

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   You're taking a business trip and would like to take your large family with you. Is this possible without paying a fortune?  more 
   Would you trade your home for a townhouse in Paris or an oceanfront condominium on Kaanapali Beach?  more 
   It's great to save thousands of dollars, but the home exchange experience is far more.  more 
   Next vacation, experience life as an insider.  more 
   Many of us who like to travel have at some time considered the possibility of living for a time in a foreign country, not as a tourist but as part of the "local scene"  more 
   Next month Nola and Tom Beeler of Seattle will be off to Edinburgh, Scotland, on vacation. They won't be staying in hotels.  more 
   A home exchange with another family in the United States or abroad can give you wonderful memories and save you money  more 
   Home exchange programs help ordinary American and French families experience a different kind of vacation at minimal expenses.  more 
   Most people try to keep strangers out of their houses when they go on holiday, but the idea of a property-swop is becoming increasingly attractive  more 
   Hotel bills are a thing of the past for many families who choose to enjoy holidays worldwide by swapping houses  more 
   Sipping exotic cocktails on the sundeck of a Californian condo, or leaning on a 14th century balcony overlooking verdant Tuscan countryside remains just a dream for many of us  more 
   For people on a budget, the "vacation exchange" has to be the single most sensible, effective money-saver in travel today  more 
   Site listings tell you what the house, condo or apartment is like; how many people it can accommodate; whether children, pets or smoking are allowed; where the residents want to go and for how long  more 
   You arrange with a family, couple or individual in some other part of the country or the world to live in their home for a specified period while they live in yours.  more 
   They jaunted in their posh gray sedan from the 400-year-old stone house overlooking the narrow paths of medieval Padua, Italy, to the modern ski condo in Asiago, Italy  more 
   Swapping houses with a stranger for a week, a month, or longer can be a money-saving alternative to staying in a hotel.  more 
   When they take off for trips to Hawaii and Europe, they enjoy all the comforts of home--someone else's home, that is.  more 
   Resorts and hotels are the same worldwide, a home exchange puts you in the community.  more 
   Would you swap your home for a holiday? You can now trade Birmingham for Bondi Beach for the cost of flights   more 
   Tour the wine country of South Africa, walk the neighborhoods of Paris, and take in Broadway shows in New York. And all without paying for a hotel room.  more 
   When Bill and Cathy Madison and their three kids visited Sweden two years ago, their accommodations--a four-bedroom house over-looking the historic Gota Canal  more 
   How'd you like to visit England, stay a week or two in a roomy suburban three-bedroom house and pay nothing for your accommodations?  more 
   This is what happened when two families, one in California and the other in London, swapped homes  more 
   When Ken and Carolyn Harmon travel, they shun hotels. They prefer to have the run of entire houses in France or England  more 
   Some travelers have found a way around the cost of hotels and motels. They're driving straight into neighborhoods in some of the most beautiful cities in the world, and staying for free  more 
   By now the benefits of home exchanging are familiar to many: Two parties swap homes for an agreed-upon period  more 
   ALLEN HEMPHILL, a retired Navy officer and real estate broker from the San Diego area, recently returned from what he calls a fantasy vacation   more 
   Traveling companions who spend any length of time in a hotel, he adds, eventually must face the question of what to do with down time besides staring at each other across a single room.  more 
   Stay in southern France, downtown New York or any other place in the world you'd like to visit without paying a single cent for the accommodations...  more 
   Safety first How to do it Enjoy a cheap holiday by exchanging homes with someone abroad. But it pays to be careful  more 
   We are considering trying a home exchange with another family, staying in their home in Europe while they stay in ours in Florida  more 
   If you want to substitute lots of comfort for wild adventures on your next trip, home exchange has much to offer.  more 
   For years, Cheryl and Roger Kirschner and their three boys have vacationed in Europe. They've stayed in the wealthiest neighborhoods of London  more 
   Home exchangers trade their apartment, condo, or house with someone from another state or country. Both parties agree to stay in the other's home for a pre-arranged amount of time  more 
   Frugal travelers looking for inexpensive accommodations can try their luck on Priceline and other Internet sites, but  more 
   Handing your house keys over to virtual strangers may seem like a crazy idea at first  more 
   Confessions of a Serial House Swapper  more 
   From a financial standpoint, if nothing else, the benefits of home exchanging are clear  more 
   Imagine vacationing in a vine-covered villa in Tuscany or chic Paris apartment — for free  more 
   The home-exchange business is booming, but free digs are just one reason. Your home-swap partners also can take care of your pets, water your plants, and in some cases, even might let you use their car.  more 
   We tried the home exchange option this summer. After years of mediocre package holidays, my husband and I and our two boys, aged eight and 11, were looking for something different.  more 
   Thousands of people go on house swap holidays every year, attracted by the free accommodation and the chance to experience a country from a local's point-of-view.  more 
   You may not have considered: house swapping. The Internet now allows you to go beyond the usual hotels, bed and breakfasts and cruise ships -- you can see another country by temporarily switching homes with families overseas.  more 
   The price for these perfect accommodations? Zero, because the Williamses had traded their three-bedroom, Victorian-style house in San Francisco  more 
   The last time I let friends stay in my apartment while I was away, I left a two-page memo on the kitchen table  more 
   Stay in a mountain lodge or at the shore for nothing if you join the hundreds of thousands that swap homes  more 
   A house exchange may sound like an attractive holiday option but what are the problems of swapping homes with a stranger?  more 
   Who could resist this holiday bargain -- free accommodation with a car at your disposal and the chance of an insight into real life in another country?  more 
   No glossy brochures - a frugal way to really see the world and not double-up rent or mortgage payments with hotel fees  more 


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