How People Like Us Lets Families Homeschool and Travel at the Same Time

Welcome to People Like Us, the trusted home exchange community for families who homeschool. Enrich your family’s experience by learning about and exploring other countries at the same time! Stay within budget with our flexible, sustainable, and safe travel options. Choose from homes and apartments in 120 countries to plan your ideal getaway this school year by living like a local and making global connections. Join other homeschooling families doing home exchange with People Like Us and unlock a world of educational adventure!

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Arrange Your Own Homeschool Exchange with a home swap on People Like Us

At People Like Us, we understand that one of the benefits of homeschooling families is the ability to travel at the same time! But with prohibitively expensive costs of accommodation, budgetary concerns might stop our children from experiencing the world, and maximising the perks of their educational situation. How on Earth can we leverage the inherent benefits of families who homeschool without breaking the bank? With People Like Us, we have built an incredible community of like-minded travelers with a passion for exploration. With just a few clicks, you can be in touch with another family who homeschools (or anyone else!) from the other side of the globe to swap homes. All walks of life are welcome. We only ask and champion a collective based on trust, respect, and openness. Let’s imagine skipping the hotel check-in line and being greeted by the foyer of someone’s very own home in another country altogether. But which country, you may ask? Well, whichever one you like, of course! PLU’s community of home exchangers features wonderful people, and other homeschooling families, from all over the globe. Choose from our list of 114 countries and start planning your perfect summer trip today. Create a profile, describe your home, and start engaging with potential exchange partners in your desired destinations. The length of your exchange can range from a week to a month or even a year, depending on mutual agreement. PLU takes pride in being the most trusted and friendliest home exchange community in the world, ready to welcome you with open arms. Get ready to unlock the world and create a lifetime of genuine connection and cherished experiences. Adventure awaits!

The Alternative to Rentals or Hotels for Homeschooling Families

Does another cookie-cutter hotel or rental stay make you wince and cause your wallet to go into hiding? We know the feeling. Why spend your precious time overpaying when you can be experiencing something especially genuine for the whole family with a house swap on People Like Us!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are four types of exchanges: Simultaneous: you and another member exchange your homes at the same time. Non-simultaneous: you exchange with another member but you travel at different times. If you don't know when you'll travel for the second leg, you can leave the dates blank and bank a future exchange. Non-reciprocal: in this type of exchange, you stay in another member's home but they do not come to yours. In a non-reciprocal exchange, you have full use of the home. In People Like Us, you can host a non-reciprocal exchange just to make you feel good, or you can do it for a Globe, PLU's token system. When you earn a Globe, you can use it to travel to someone else's home. Hospitality: also a non-reciprocal exchange in that only you travel to the other member's home and they don't come to yours, but in a hospitality stay, you only have partial use of the home and the other member will also be there. You can also use a Globe for a hospitality stay.

Home exchange is a vacation accommodation solution where people swap their homes with other travellers without money changing hands. It allows families to stay in their exchange partner's home while the other party stays in theirs. Home exchange can be reciprocal (simultaneous or non-simultaneous) or non-reciprocal.

Home exchange involves a free swap of homes between two parties, whereas renting a vacation home involves paying a rental fee. Home exchange offers a cost-effective and immersive way to experience different destinations.

The exchange itself is free, but to access all the benefits of home exchange, a yearly membership fee applies when joining People Like Us.

Yes, home exchange can involve various accommodations like houses, apartments, villas, and houseboats. Exchanges often involve different types of homes depending on location and preferences. People Like Us offers a plethora of accommodations to explore and enjoy.

Open communication and clear expectations are vital for a memorable and enjoyable exchange. Discuss any questions or concerns with your partner beforehand. Here are a few tips to prepare your home for a successful home exchange: > Clean thoroughly: Create a welcoming space for your guests. > Clear out space: Ensure enough closet and storage room for them. > Provide clear instructions: Detailed info on amenities helps them feel at ease. > Arrange key exchange: Coordinate with your partner for a smooth arrival. > Prepare for arrival: Add a personal touch with a warm welcome gesture.

Home exchange is based on trust and reciprocity, with platforms implementing safety measures like identity verification and secure messaging. Open communication and clear expectations with potential partners ensure a safe exchange.

A homeschool-family friendly home exchange is an arrangement where two parties swap homes with one another for a specified period. Families who homeschool can benefit by living in a different location, experiencing new cultures for both parents and children alike, and learning from the local environment. It’s a great opportunity to supplement existing curricula with real world experiences and travel. Not to mention, it’s a very cost-effective way to travel while preventing any delays during the formative years of a child’s education.

While on People Like Us, you may search for homes that are owned specifically by other families who homeschool. Once in touch, feel free to get to know your home swap partner! You can establish any educational-related needs, and whether the listing is a good fit.

Your own listing will provide an opportunity for potential home swap partners to get to know you and vice versa. Safety is a top priority. Before exchanging, communicate extensively with your potential swap partners. Read reviews and testimonials, and use secure home exchange platforms. Trust your instincts and only exchange with families you feel comfortable with. With years of experience, and a fantastic community of home exchangers, People Like Us ensure that this won’t be difficult.

Given the fantastic opportunity that home swapping can provide, it would be worth considering the intricacies of your homeschool curriculum, and whether it can be adapted to allow for educational trips in the locale of your new home swap. There are plenty of potential local learning opportunities to be had, and this should be supplemented with some forethought regarding access to necessary materials, textbooks, online resources, and educational tools. Internet is often a big factor, for instance.

Aside from the internet service, there are a couple of things about your home swap partner’s home that may be especially conducive to your children learning, as well as having a good time, yourself. This usually involves some form of dedicated learning space, which is generally quiet and free from distractions. Outdoor space and security, knowing how safe your home swap partner’s neighbourhood is, can also provide peace of mind.

Communication is key in order to establish expectations and specific homeschool-related needs. Discuss expectations, rules, and preferences with your exchange partners. Be flexible and adaptable to new surroundings and routines, and help identify those opportunities for your partners. Take advantage of local educational opportunities and immerse yourselves in the culture, and help guide and facilitate that for the other family.

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