Yes, home exchange is great for remote working. A large portion of the People Like Us community is doing exactly that. They exchange homes, which gives them the opportunity to work from their exchange partner’s home for a certain amount of time. All you need is to find a peer remote worker who wants to exchange with you and a good internet connection!
At People Like Us, we have homes in 120 countries. Join People Like Us, pick up your favorite destination, get in touch with local members, and start a conversation. Once you have agreed, pack your computer and go!
By home exchanging as a remote worker, you are going save a lot of money. At People Like Us, no money changes hands, which means that you will not have to pay any rental fees. All you have to pay for is the membership to the platform, which gives you access to unlimited exchanges for a year. Also, while you are away, your host will stay in your home. No need to worry about leaving an empty home, and no need to rent it, since you won’t have to pay rent for the home you will stay in.
There are obvious financial benefits, as you won’t have any rental costs. But there are even greater benefits. As you will stay in someone’s home, you will have an immersive experience that would hardly happen in a rental. Your exchange partner will be happy to introduce you to their neighbors, indicate their best tips and addresses, the places to eat, hike, swim, the local festivals, and much more. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, especially for a long exchange, it will transform your experience. And don’t forget to reciprocate with your guest!
Your exchange partner will stay in your place as you will stay in theirs. Trust is at the core of home exchange. The reciprocity reinforces a culture of respect and friendship. Your exchange partner will treat your home with care, as you will treat theirs.
For any home exchange, you do a thorough clean-up prior to the exchange and lock any sensitive or fragile piece in a room or a closet. Leave clear guidance regarding your house rules, appliances, security, relevant information such as the wifi code, and emergency numbers. Your exchange partners will travel with a suitcase, so you just need to clear a bit of space for them to unpack comfortably. No need to empty the closets. Unlike a rental, an exchange home is warm and welcoming. It makes all the difference.
People Like Us provides search filters for desired destinations, travel dates, and home types. Browse listings and reach out to potential partners for exchange opportunities. You will also receive enquiries from others, opening doors to fantastic opportunities. Even if you're not interested, respond courteously - we value a caring community.
People Like Us provide search filters for desired destinations, travel dates, and home types. Browse listings and reach out to potential partners for exchange opportunities. You will also receive inquiries from others, opening doors to fantastic opportunities. Even if you're not interested, respond courteously - we value a caring community.
Start by enhancing your profile with details about your cat and their stay during the exchange. Consider sharing a photo of your furry companion and whether you're open to caring for your exchange partner's cat in return. While searching, utilize site filters like Pet friendly and include the keyword cat lover in your search. When you've found a potential exchange, communicate clearly about your cat's needs and expectations to ensure a delightful experience for all, including your feline friend
When listing your home for exchange and having cats, include information about your cats' presence, their care routines, their character, and if you're open to reciprocating pet care. Mention any special needs, provide photos, and clarify your expectations for other cat-friendly travelers. Don't forget to include your veterinarian's contact just in case.
People Like Us is Rotary International's official global partner for Home Exchange. In Rotary, this partnership is by means of a fellowship, the Home Exchange Rotary Fellowship. Rotary members can join People Like Us to exchange homes with other Rotary members or with anyone in the People Like Us community.
People Like Us and Rotary share the same values. Like PLU's, Rotary is an organisation full of trusted, kind, generous, service-oriented people who will make great PLU's. We always want more people and homes on the site so we have more choice, and this is a great way for us to build our membership, and expose People Like Us to large group of people who will integrate into our community really well.
Yes. Rotary members have a special option on the Homes menu to search for other Rotary members. There's also a special Rotary badge on Rotary listings, visible only to Rotary members.
Rotary members are just like any other PLU members with only one difference. They can identify each other as Rotary members but, for all other purposes, Rotary members are PLU's like any other.
Rotary members can exchange with non-Rotary and vice versa. We're all a part of one big happy family.