Partner Article: Why rent a house for the holidays and leave yours empty? Because you don’t know the Home Exchange site yet. Find out and save on your vacation budget.
Holidays are a big budget for most of us to anticipate. Holidays have always been synonymous with spending. The train or plane ticket, the rental of the house, the apartment or even a hotel room, restaurants, ice cream cones and so on … A vacation budget is stressful .
However, it is not to stress that we go on vacation, right? I thought it was to rest, enjoy, relax, play sports, discover new landscapes, meet new people, have a glass of rosé in the sun …
Why Pay to Go on Vacation?
Before, we would go on vacation and rent a house or an apartment. Often we left our empty house watched from near or far by our nice neighbors. And the biggest vacation budget was usually renting the house.
Recently, Airbnb made its appearance and we thought that we could try to rent our house to make it profitable while we rented another one. But it’s not easy to find a family who will rent during the exact period of their vacation.
At best, you can rent your house or apartment for a week on Airbnb. Few travelers rent a property for several weeks in a row on this site. I know it, I rent my apartment on Airbnb regularly for long weekends.
In short, what we spend on the one hand by renting a house, we are far from fully reimbursing it by renting on Airbnb. That’s always it, you will tell me.
Except now you can trade your homes on the home exchange site. And it is without a doubt the most economical solution.
How It Works, Home Exchange?
You start by registering on Home Exchange. Registration is not free. There are 2 types of subscription:
• Annual subscription at € 49 per year at public price.
• Lifetime subscription at € 89 public price.
Each subscription gives you the right to view all offers and an unlimited number of exchanges.
Then, you post your offer with pretty photos of your home. You clearly indicate what you are looking for as a house to be loaned, and in which region. The best way to post an effective ad is to look at the ads that are posted on the site.
Then you get in touch with a family that has seen your ad or with a family that has a home you like, you agree on dates, key exchanges and all the practical details and off you go …
Economical, Home Exchange
Economic, because you don’t spend anything on renting a house apart from the subscription. Then your entire stay in “your vacation home” is actually free. The family that lends you their house will move into yours for the holidays.
Economic, because you greatly reduce your meal budget during the holidays. Instead of going to restaurants too often, you can shop for groceries and cook great meals.
Economic because you don’t have to pay tax on renting your home while you go on vacation. On Airbnb as everywhere, rental income must of course be declared. It is often a sum which is not taken into account in the calculation whereas it is consequent.
Home Exchange Is Much More Than Economical
It’s Friendly! And yes, you read me correctly, friendly. This free exchange system makes it possible to create links between families who exchange. But it’s not for me to convince you. Read the testimonial page of the Echangedemaisons site instead by clicking here, it’s heartwarming!
On one of the testimonials, we can read that a person left the keys to his apartment for nothing … Like that, just to please. And that at Comment-Economiser.fr, these are values that particularly affect us.
So are you ready to go on vacation for free and meet some great people? Share your opinion on the home exchange in the comments.
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