We love to exchange homes as it allows you to go on a holiday without being among the tourists but nearly feel like a local.
We have been to really beautiful Basque Country...
|Bar in the village|
|living room of our exchange partners|
It was such a lovely experience.
We made friends with the village, got invited by people and were the famous Swiss...
Next was Amsterdam. We had a wonderful loft in the middle of the city with a gorgeous view. The house was a former grain warehouse which is now transformed into apartments.
|Here the old wall of the warehouse is visible|
|we saw ships day and night - unforgettable for me...|
Next was Catalunia in Spain.
A holiday apartment belonging to our exchange partners. We had an incredibly beautiful time with the boys as we were close to the beach, had a cool terrace, a swimming pool and bikes we could use...
|We spent a lot of time on this terrace - the boys did also sleep on it...|
Now in July/August we are flying to Ireland and that is where we are going to stay:
|a wonderful place to cook|
|only 150 m from the beach|
|Those hens we have to feed - we will have fresh eggs every day...|
|The landscape we will be in.|
Some people say that they would never want to this. It is alright. For us it is beautiful to give away our home and instead get someone else's. Every time we arrived in these places we had an aperitif waiting for us with specialities of the country. Of course also we had something nice and tasty waiting for them. And when we came back home - the apartment was nice and sparkly and sometimes even cleaner than when we left. We even visited our exchange partners in Basque Country last summer and had a great time with them!
What is your opinion about swapping homes?
I am curious to know.
♥ Emilie's daughter ♥
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