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Hi. We have loved being on the houseswap site. Its very good value. We saved around $2,500 on our last trip to Perth. Kind Regards Angela
We have had four successful house-swaps. We think that the concept is great and that the site is very user-friendly and attractive. Cheers, Carole P.
House swapping is always an adventure - with so many wonderful stories of people and places, around Australia and the world.
We’ve been here before – lockdown. It can be overwhelming to face another round of isolation and cancelling travel plans, and this is exactly why it’s so important to take care of our mental health at this time. So, just how do you put a pep in your step?... more
These past few months have felt a bit like groundhog day; you wake up to the same room, you look at the same view out the window and go about the same routine you did the day before… We all deserve a break. Fortunately as lockdown regulations start to ease, it’s become easier to escape the monotony and get out and see the city with new eyes. ... more
The Aussie House Swap team was saddened to hear that the gorgeous Binna Burra lodge was destroyed in the recent bushfires. I was fortunate three years ago to explore this beautiful place with my family. We enjoyed one of the best holiday weekends ever, with many warm lasting memories.... more
Do you have a love of travel but feel bad about the resources you use every time to head to a new destination? House swap holidays provide guilt free holiday options for community minded and environmentally conscious travel lovers. They're the perfect way to explore the world and reduce your travel carbon foot print. House swapping is easy, affordable and the sharing economy at its finest! ... more
After a big year in 2018, the Aussie House Swap administration manager and I, packed our bags and headed south to attend the 2019 Mona Foma festival in Tasmania. Being the first year held in Launceston, it was a great opportunity to check out this part of the world. I hadn’t planned on visiting Launceston any time soon. I ‘d been to Hobart a few years prior and loved it. The only reason I went to Launceston was because the festival had moved there. I knew absolutely nothing about Launceston but boy was I pleasantly surprised. It is the perfect location for a house swap holiday!... more
How often do you hear of friends or family saving up thousands of dollars over months, to then spend it on a fabulous trip overseas or around Australia? Many of us work hard in our day jobs just so we can count down the days until we embark on our next eagerly anticipated travel escape. This is because travel is a truly priceless experience. Travel leaves a permanent stamp on more than just our passports. Beware, gratuitous travel photos and inspiring travel related quotes may cause serious case of travel withdrawals. Fellow travel junkies read at own risk. ... more
After a busy year of travel in 2017, 2018 has certainly had a slow start. Between work, kids, pets and volunteering with a local theatre group, our Swap team member Kylie has been bunkered down in the Northern Rivers. Although it's not a bad spot to hang out in, she is itching to start planning some more travel adventures around Australia.... more
“All roads lead to Rome.” Though this age-old saying feels distinctly out of place in the vocabulary of an Island nation, it proved true as my Italian adventure took me across the world, leading to –you guessed it- Rome. ... more
Meet the friendly faces who make up the Aussie House Swap team. We love to travel and want to share with you some of our favourite holiday destinations and places we'd love to visit next. Meet the people behind the emails...in no particular order!... more
When the going gets tough, the tough go to Melbourne. Well just for the weekend! After surviving six weeks of school holidays with the kids, I managed to steal my lovely sister away for a girl’s weekend to enjoy some (child and partner free) food, culture and tennis in Melbourne.... more
Travelling South West WA with the kids? Fear not! You can have fun as a family but also sneak off to sample the amazing food and wine on offer. Margaret River region is surprisingly family friendly, with caves to explore, bike tracks to ride and plenty of rock pools. It also just happens to be a wine or craft beer lover’s paradise! The local produce is amazing, with high quality restaurants in the town centre as well as at many of the wineries.... more
With so many great places around Australia to write about, you can imagine how hard it was to choose which destination to focus on for my first blog post! Do I pick a big city or find a quirky little town somewhere? Decisions decisions….... more