This way you can experience home living in Cyprus for a relatively small cost and may save yourself the expense of a long-term rental.
Although there’s always an element of risk involved in exchanging your home with another family, most agencies thoroughly vet clients and have a track record of successful swaps. There are home exchange agencies in most countries, although some don’t cover Cyprus. Among those that do are:
- Home Base Holidays, 7 Park Avenue, London N13 5PG, UK (Tel.020-8886 8752, www.homebase-hols.com),
- Home Exchange.com (www.homeexchange.com),
- Homelink International, Linfield House, Gorse Hill Road, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4AS, UK (Tel. 01344-842642, www.homelink.org.uk – click on ‘Other Countries’ for properties in Cyprus),
- Home Swap International (www.singleshomeexchange.com).
The Home Exchange Guide by M. Simon and T. Baker (Poyeen Publishing) gives comprehensive information and advice about home exchange.
This article is an extract from Buying a Home in Cyprus from Survival Books.