I was wondering if anybody could recommend decent home-swapping websites.
A friend of mine has 3 kids so it would probably be cheaper for them to arrange holidays by swapping their (nice) house with another family.
I have had a look online but there are quite a few websites which advertise such services, so If anybody has had any positive experience of specific websites, I would be most grateful to hear your recommendations.
We've arranged a swap next summer with a family via www.homeexchange.com The web site is fabulous; very clear and easy to use, and although there's small fee to join, you can join for 3 months only and you can usually find a promo code via a google search. I'm also a member of the Guardian site too. It's ok, haven't actualy swapped yet with anyone from there yet though.
Another vote here for www.homeexchange.com. We chose it specifically because it had huge choices for the USA which is where we wanted to go. Some others have more in Europe to choose from, it depends what you want. We have had 5 brilliant swaps out of it.