Sunday 4 December 2011

Home exchange, narrowboat exchange

We spend our Sunday mornings browsing and talking narrowboats.  This morning I stumbled across a page on the Canal Junction website.  I had seen this page before but had forgotten all about it.  It's a page of advertisements for people wanting to exchange their narrowboat or to exchange their house for a narrowboat holiday.

In 2007, for Mick's first trip to England, we exchanged our home with a lovely lady in Leamington Spa for 5 weeks.  The whole experience was great and I think it could be a great way to have a narrowboat holiday too.  We will have to keep this in mind for the future - once we've lived our narrowboat dream.  It might be a way for us to get back on the canals for holidays.

It's worth a look at the exchange websites - even just out of interest.  There are such amazing properties on offer around the world.

Narrowboat exchange :
Canal Junction Boat Exchange

Home exchange :
Home Exchange
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

We have done numerous home exchanges to date. Home exchanging has allowed us to save on accommodation costs, car rental expenses, and restaurant meals…

Other benefits include the friends that we have made. We have stayed in touch with most of the people we exchanged with. And have also visited with them years later. Families with children also benefit from having a whole house rather than a single room for the duration for the holiday. We often swap with other families, which usually means our kids have new toys to play with during the holiday.

For anyone serious about trying this out, we strongly recommend that you join a reputable home exchange club. There are numerous clubs you can join, but one that has worked out really well for us is

Finding a home exchange may require some effort but we have always found that it has been well worth it.

Good luck!