Vacation Home-Swap Photos

If you're willing to swap homes with a (somewhat vetted) stranger, you can globe-trot for a song--and live the fantasy that you're a native, not a tourist. As Naomi Wolf explains in A Cheapskate's Guide to Paradise, your humble abode could earn you a virtually free stay in enticing locations around the globe. Here are just some of them . . .

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Ilhabela Island, Brazil

Trade your place for a stay on Ilhabela Island, Brazil.

Levanto, Italian Riviera

Trade your place for a stay in Levanto, on the Italian Riviera.

Phuket, Thailand

Trade your place for a stay in Phuket, Thailand.

Gold Coast, Australia

Trade your place for a stay in Gold Coast, Australia.

Trade your place for a stay on Lake Michigan.


Read Naomi Wolf's story about her experiences with home-swapping: A Cheapskate's Passport to Paradise.


Want to explore home-swapping for your next vacation? Click here for info on home-exchange sites.


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Originally published in the April 2012 issue

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