We've had 157 new members on our Facebook group World Home Swap since launch 5 days ago, plus loads of new People Like Us members and listings as a result. This little community of travellers is growing quickly. Thank you all for your kind words of support, and always for your suggestions as to how the site can be improved. May I ask you to do something for this community? If you're on Facebook and you haven't yet joined the group, now is the time: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1952476815051268/. Share the group to your friends and tell them about home swapping, why you do it, what you love, and tell them about People Like Us. Your People Like Us c...Afficher plus
This morning, come with me to member Caroline's place Pallisters in Midigama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. https://peoplelikeus.world/properties/517 It's approx 2.5km from the coast in a little village, but close enough to the ocean to still hear it. There's a walled and private garden, which is full of fruit trees and spices and birds. There are two spacious bedrooms with large ensuite bathrooms. Each having, air conditioning and hot water showers. Each room has its own outside area, with courtyard gardens, and a fish pond. Look outside the garden and you will see paddy fields, kades, buffalo and cow herds. Fresh milk straight from the cow is available every m...Afficher plus
They're at opposite ends of the planet, but at People Like Us, they're both brought to you by two of our most experienced members, Richard & Christine. https://peoplelikeus.world/properties?user=1081 Richard and Christine have completed about 75 exchanges over 19 years! They live in Rotorua in New Zealand (https://peoplelikeus.world/properties/367) but also offer their penthouse apartment in Málaga (https://peopleli...Afficher plus
If you've been to England, France, Italy and Australia and you're looking for something a bit more obscure, welcome to Bulgaria! New member Marc has listed his home overnight and, in doing so, adds our 27th country to People Like Us. https://peoplelikeus.world/en/properties/537 Bulgaria is only a few hours from anywhere in Europe, and this property is delightful. It's in the countryside, "replete with flowers, trees, birds and wildlife". it has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and can accommodate 6 people. It also has hammocks, so maybe more! :) Take a look and tell your friends. Let's get the Bulgarian community growing on People Like Us!
We have a new member, Jude, who signed up on Monday and who has a charming place in Marrickville, Sydney. If you don’t know Sydney, Marrickville is only a few minutes out from the city centre and, as Jude says is “multi-cultural, multi-generational area with friendly, open-minded, open-hearted neighbours”. The area is full of restaurants with all sorts of cuisines and public transport is excellent. There are two bedrooms available but they will do their best to accommodate more than 4 if you have a larger family (see the listing) and is large by inner Sydney standards. The space includes: A double bedroom upstairs and a children's bedroom downstairs with a single bed, two singles or a bunk, depending on your preference. Lounge room with TV, large kitchen/dining/sitting room. Fully equi...Afficher plus
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1952476815051268/ World Home Swap is a Facebook group for global home swapping. It's a group where you can go to talk about swapping with other members, request swaps, advertise your home, or anything else related to home swaps. World Home Swap is a companion site to People Like Us. Please join and help build our community!
Member Audrey's delightful home has the most beautiful views of the North Devon countryside. https://peoplelikeus.world/en/properties/393 This home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and comfortable accommodate 5 guests. Pets are welcome. There's a games room, utility room and a lovely enclosed back garden. Barnstaple is over a thousand years old and is the main town in North Devon. The countryside in this area is absolutely beautiful. It's perfectly located to explore the west country and is not far from the local beaches either. Take a look and make Audrey an offer for a swap today!
Today's Feature Listing is in one of our more unusual locations: Kenya, but in a truly stunning location on the edge of the Indian Ocean. https://peoplelikeus.world/properties/410 "Takaungu" is a "smidge of heaven", as described by owner and member, Philip. It's a single story, three bedroom, self contained home, fully equipped and staffed. The listing is a little light on information and photos but the main photo is amazing.
I've spoken about http://sharetraveler.com/ before. It's run by a nice lady named Dawn who has invested a LOT of time over years to provide information to people like us who enjoy the sharing economy. It's an amazing resource, full of original research and information. Dawn posted earlier in the week that she's going to do a redesign of her site: "It’s time to start thinking about revamping my website. It’s been a few years since the last re-design. And inevitably the content becomes less organized and the usability less optimal." http://sharetraveler.co...Afficher plus
We're so pleased to bring you this lovely property from experienced home swappers Sue and Alan, overlooking the Mediterranean in Cyprus. https://peoplelikeus.world/en/properties/422 "Our compact home is situated in a small community of 22 houses. We have all appliances, including a wide-screen satellite tv receiving all UK programmes, European stations and Sky TV. We have internet broadband and wifi,. Our home is air-conditioned and light and airy, with all mod cons." For new members, this is a great example of the perfect listing. Excellent photos, descriptions of all aspects of not only the home but also the neighbourhood and what the owners are looking...Afficher plus