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Free Holiday Accommodation

Jun 5, 2008
Not renting holiday accommodation, getting free holiday accommodation is the new way to save $$. House swapping and house sitting are the new way to vacation. People living in and caring for each others property for free.

There are a couple of different ways to get free holiday accommodation.

House Swap where one swaps ones house or apartment with another. You or you and your family enter into an agreement with another to stay in their house for a period of time. The Person or persons who you swap with for the agreed time will come and live in your house. There you have it, free accommodation for your stay.

House Sitting - House sitting is where you live in a person's house for an agreed period of time while they are away. You are relied upon to maintain the house as if it was your own, doing any household jobs that need doing. Pet care, garden maintenance and forwarding mail.

House sitting arrangements can be from a week to many months. For the house sitter this can be a great way to save money and have holidays or a change of scenery at the same time. For the home owner, especially those with pets, having a house sitter not only saves money but gives peace of mind. You can save hundreds in boarding costs and a lot less stress for the animals.

House sitting can be a free service, you get free accommodation in return for looking after the property. Or some house sitters may charge a nominal fee. There are no rules to say how much a house sitter should or should not charge. If there are any fees this will be discussed between the sitter and the property owner. Agencies who link up home owners with each other or act as a go between or directory will charge a registration fee.

The idea of a House swap can be very appealing for a family vacation. Holiday accommodation for a family can be the most expensive part of the whole trip. The home swap offers excellent value. Homes are fully furnished with everything you could need available. There are thousands of successful home swaps happening throughout the world each year. Once you have tried it you may never have to pay for holiday accommodation ever again.
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