Howdy, Heroes. I bring to you today a guest post from Penelope, who works at Knok.com, the company featured below. I personally have not ever swapped homes. To be honest, I’m not sure I would, because I fear my own home getting damaged in the process.
Of course, I have 4 boys. I live in fear of my house getting damaged on a daily basis.
So what, really, am I worried about??!?
I’ve done a little research, and it turns out that there are several home exchange companies around this planet. The cheapest one charges about $65 per year, and the most expensive is about twice that. Knok lands in the middle at about $100 US annually. Interestingly, Knok appears to be the only one offering insurance as part of the package. They also attempt to match families up based on a profile system. Anyhoo, without further ado, here is the post from Penelope:
Has traveling with your family become more of a stressful, overwhelming task than the relaxing, enjoyable experience you were hoping for? Has it simply become too expensive? If so, Knok a new generation home swap community has the solution for you! With thousands of homes in over 159 countries, Knok is the perfect platform for families to choose their dream destination whether it be Paris, New Zealand, or Berlin whilst staying in the comforts of a real home.
Imagine traveling all around the world and staying where your children have access to toys, your own personal kitchen, your own laundry appliances and your own private lounge area for your family to relax and unwind after a long day of excitement. On top of that, imagine your own private pool or car included in the deal? Also with the recommendations left by your swap partner you and your family are able to completely immerse yourselves and live like a true local. There is nothing better than to have the option after a very exciting, tiring day of exploring to be able to return to your “home away from home” and still not miss out on those special moments you have with your family around the dinner table.
It is no secret that traveling with children can be a very tiring task; Knok wishes to alleviate such stress and strongly believes that families are able to have new enjoyable experiences without having to worry about accommodation expenses. One of the best advantages of Knok is that no matter how many times you engage in a home swap, a full year’s membership is cheaper than one night’s accommodation at a hotel…inclusive of home insurance! So not only are you able to enjoy the comforts of a real home whilst on holiday, you are also able to reinvest all the savings you have made from accommodation costs back into your holiday activities, making your holiday all the more memorable experience for you and your family.
For once it is possible for mums to return from their holiday actually feeling relaxed and their children satisfied –the two don’t usually blend right? Home swap and experience your very own “home away from home” in Morocco, Rome, Greece, Barcelona…..Just don’t blame us when you are hooked!!
This guest post was written by Penelope H. who works for Knok, a new generations ‘home swap’ platform that enables people to find the best home exchange for their holidays.