Stay In The Home (Exchange) of Your Dreams!

Swap your vacation home for one of these six stunners around the world

by Lindsay Silberman | December 17, 2012 12:00 am

As much as you may love your vacation home, you don’t love the hassle of renting it out—the logistics, the risks, the unknown renters, etc. Now there’s a great solution: A luxury home exchange that lets you swap your vacation property for others around the world, run by a private club called 3rd Home[1]. You first need to apply for a membership (your second home must be worth a minimum of $500,000). After you’re approved, you pay a $495 membership fee (good for two years). Then you list your property on the site and deposit a certain amount of weeks. Each time you opt to stay in someone else’s home, you pay a $495 fee to 3rd Home; besides travel and food, that’s the only fee you pay.

The properties available range from a villa with a private beach in Koh Samui, Thailand to a 19th century chateau in Quimper, France. Click  here[2] to launch the gallery to check out six of our favorites.

Written by Lindsay Silberman[3]

Endnotes:
  1. 3rd Home: http://www.3rdhome.com/
  2. here: http://../../../2012-12/800/stay-in-the-home-exchange-of-your-dreams#01
  3. Lindsay Silberman: http://dujour.com/contributors/lindsay-silberman/

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