The very idea of swapping my home, as humble as it may be, for someone else’s in some exotic far-away place that I wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise is unnerving. I don’t think I could do it.
But if it’s a risk you’re comfortable with, it’s just one of several bartering and swapping opportunities that could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Perhaps you’re willing to pet sit for your neighbor in exchange for a little yard work when you need it?
Or, maybe you have clothes or household items that you can exchange for other things you need around the house? The opportunities are endless.
Here’s a story you’ll find helpful from msnbc.com: 10 Tips to Swapping Your Way To New Stuff
Question: What bartering or swapping have you done? Has the experience been more good than bad?