By Rhoda Davids: Assistant Editor
Did you love the movie The Holiday where Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet’s characters swop homes so they could get a much needed break from their lives? If you did and think you’d thoroughly enjoy a similar experience first hand there’s a website you need to visit.
Every once in a while a site catches my eye and recently it was lovehomeswap.com. If you’re thinking of going on holiday soon but not crazy about the formality of a hotel you have to get familiar with this amazing option of exchanging homes for holiday accommodation.
Thanks to social networking via Facebook and Twitter, Google + etc more and more people from all over the world are chatting to one another, communicating, exchanging ideas, travel tips and information about the countries and towns they live in – the next step, social travel and home swapping which is already quite popular abroad.
“Home swapping offers the perfect way to escape the daily grind and experience your destination in comfort and style,” says Debbie Wosskow, founder of Love Home Swap. “Listing your home on Love Home Swap is the perfect way to make your home ‘work’ for you and gives home owners and even renters the opportunity to holiday more for a whole lot less.”
According to Wosskow Facebook Connect is perfect for those new to home-swapping, making it easy to find properties of those within your social network. And the Facebook app has just launched too – Love Home Swap has introduced home-swapping to the Facebook audience, here you can like, share and swap your travel plans with your Facebook friends.
Like the sound of this? Well, with Easter and a few other public holidays around the corner why not try it locally first – check if there’s a home you could swap with in South Africa and drive there instead of flying. Savings all around and who doesn’t love that!