home exchange

Italy
April 4, 2008 9:44am CST
What do you think about home exchange? Do you think it works? Are you open to give your own house to a foreigner? have you never experienced it?
5 responses
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I think it would be an awesome idea. I wouldn't mind someone being in my house if I were in their house. I have a friend online who lives in Ireland and I think it would be fun to exchange homes with her for a week. Just to experience the different cultures. I live in Western NY and not really much around here. I am close to Chautauqua Lake, but that's it. I don't know if anyone would be interested in exchanging with me.
• Italy
4 Apr 08
As for me I would be very interested in exchanging with you if I hadn't my relatives in New York. I live in the south of Italy. May be you would be interested in exchanging with me, if you like the sea,the white sand, the good italian cooking.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I would love to go to Italy! My father came to the US as a baby from Italy. My Nana didn't even speak English.
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
4 Apr 08
I guess it is an interesting idea, never done before, but who knows? If I get the point I have to exchange my house with a stranger or a foreigner /from another country? It depends on what country, because I definitely don't want to go to Afganistan or other war'country as Irak. I like my home and I feel comfortable in it. Thanks for idea!
• Italy
4 Apr 08
Yes you get the point. Usually you can choose if to accept the exchange or not.
• Italy
4 Apr 08
sorry choice not choose!
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
It's convenient cause you don't have to rent or pay for a house/hotel. Plus you get the benefits of stuff you ca only find in homes like kitchen utensils ^^ But I don't think I'm open to the idea (not yet) I'm afraid with the mountain of consequences that could happen
• Italy
4 Apr 08
I'm afraid too, but I think it's a good choice against extensive hotel rates.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Apr 08
No theres no way I could do it! I am far too fussy about my "stuff" and personal space to have a family take it over while I'm elsewhere..That would just freak me out I think LOL
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
7 Apr 08
Hello there, I haven’t tried home exchange yet. But I have heard about it as one of my friends and her hubby like to do so. They have provided me lots of information and the website about it. From their experience, it is worth of changing as it not only save the money on travel expenses, but also more cosy as there will be a kitchen available.