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  • Pencil Stache
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House swaps
« on: March 14, 2017, 06:16:26 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has done a house swap.  Seems like a way to see a foreign land on the cheap.


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: House swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 03:56:20 PM »
We exchanged our apartment in NYC with a family's apartment in Barcelona.  Worked out really great, their son picked us up at the airport.

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Re: House swaps
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 12:05:58 AM »
How did you find the swap?  Any advice or info on how to go about this would be very helpful.
FIRE'd and loving it.


  • Bristles
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Re: House swaps
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 09:20:36 AM »
Also interested.  We have a large home i would love to swap, but would likely need to help someone manage a few quirks (once every few years, basement could flood, electrical has both fuses and a traditional switch box, etc).

How do you manage a possible minor issue or accident.  Is it not viable with a larger, older home? 

We live in a desirable SF region, so likely the demand would be there, but is it really sensible to loan a stranger a $1-2M asset?  Does one throw in access to a few cars?
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