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Home Exchange

Mervyn from Co. Fermanagh

Mervyn and his family are firm believers in home exchange as a cheaper form of holiday. Not only does he feel it’s extremely cost effective, he also deems it a great way to see the world and meet new people.

The family have been exchanging since 1987 when they went to Ann Arbor Michigan for a 6-week exchange. They had an amazing experience and now boast over 20 exchanges in the USA, France, Australia, England, Canada, Germany, Italy, Holland, Scotland and Switzerland.

Mervyn feels that home exchange holidays are much cheaper than “usual” holidays as you save on hotels and B&Bs as well as savings on car hire, dining out and pet minding expenses.
When Mervyn and Adele went to Switzerland they saved themselves the cost of 2 weeks accommodation €1973 and car hire €544. That's a total saving of €2517.
Home exchange websites are very easy to use and cheap to register on. And Mervyn set up his own website 5 years ago and it's had nearly 5,000 hits.
Mervyn estimates that over the years he has saved over €25,000 on holidays through home exchanges. A saving and choice of holiday he highly recommends.
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The opinion of the panel does not constitute and should not be regarded as a substitute for your investigations into home exchange. Viewers and Readers are advised to investigate the home exchange holiday option fully before making any decision or taking any course of action. The information does not take into account your specific circumstances.

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