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offering your home in a swap is a very economical way of going on holiday

Villa rental website Owners Direct reveals that more and more of the owners who advertise on their listing site are offering house swaps to ensure that they can still have an annual holiday.

With over 300 properties currently listed on the site in the UK alone which offer a house swap option, that figure is currently on the increase. The French are on board too with over 400 properties available for house swaps and Spain comes close with just under 400.

For many holidaymakers, a two week break is a luxury to save for during the year, so those with holiday homes are being inventive whilst saving money and opting for a trip to a destination they may not have considered.

“I think to some extent we felt a house swap might be a ‘magical mystery holiday’ in that all the decision making about where to go would be taken out of the equation” said holiday home owner Chris Lee who owns a cottage in Sussex which is advertised through the Owners Direct site (ref E6120).

Owner Tracey Furness is currently house swapping, exchanging her rental on the Dordogne (ref FR5152) for a cottage in West Sussex whilst they renovate a further holiday property in the UK.

“It’s also a great way to meet new people and fellow holiday home owners and you often pick up some tips for your own holiday property” said Tracey.

Owners Direct is encouraging its advertisers to offer house swaps as a cost effective way of going on holiday, especially for those who see a break in 2013 as something they may have to cut out because of finances.

“So many people have had to tighten the purse strings, so offering your home in a swap is a very economical way of going on holiday. As an added bonus, you may have the chance to go somewhere you’d never imagined exploring” said Owners Direct Marketing Manager Angela Southall.

Notes to Editors:
Owners Direct specialises in advertising privately owned holiday accommodation direct from the owner. We have advertised holiday properties since 1997 and on our web site you will find over 40,000 villas, apartments, chalets, farmhouses and cottages. From Fincas in Spain to traditional Riads in Morocco and beach villas in Koh Samui, Owners Direct offer all types of holiday accommodation in a diverse selection of countries throughout the world.

In August 2007 Owners Direct became part of HomeAway Inc. which owns some of the largest rentals websites in the US and Europe. We continue to operate as a separate brand from our offices in London.

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