Travel: house swap in the USA

by Jane Hayward on Thursday, 5 January 2012

How to do it HomeLink, which has been sorting swaps since the 50s, has 2,500-plus US members - and a special section for Olympics bargaining. Simply put a description and pics of your home online, then start emailing other members.

Where to go How about a mountain-view retreat with a hot tub in Montana, a grand Victorian house in gracious Savannah, or a Sleepless In Seattle-style houseboat on the city's Lake Union? They're all up for grabs!

Watch out for Don't be too British to ask questions – lots of them! Work out how to deal with bills, insurance, cars and pets. There's a wealth of info and advice on the website.

What it costs Annual membership is £115. For more information, see


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