Opting for a house exchange as a family holiday can be a lot of fun while on vacation with your children. The whole idea is that you live in someone’s home and they live in yours for the duration of your holiday. This can be done anywhere in the world, so the choices for a destination for your holiday are very wide and varied.
Holidaying this way means that your children will meet new friends and you will have the use of the local babysitters, as well as the bonus of staying in a real home. The greatest perk about this type of holiday though, is that because you are swapping homes, you stay for free so the costs of holiday accommodation are eliminated totally.
If you decide to go for this type of holiday, try to exchange homes with people who have children the same age as yours. This means that there will be toys, books, and all sorts of other things to amuse your children while you are on holiday.
Another benefit of this type of vacation is that the cars in the exchange home are included in the deal. This of course means that you do not have the bother or expense of having to hire a car during your stay. Also, you will not have to worry about your property while you are away, as there will be people living there. If you have pets, then you could arrange with the other family that they care for you pets as well.
It is very important that you describe your house honestly, and leave as much information as possible to make your exchange partners stay as pleasant and trouble-free as possible. It would be a good idea for you to see that your home is clean and tidy before you leave and as a friendly gesture, leave some basic foods for your exchange partner to enjoy during their first few days in your house.