Planning your honeymoon can be almost as big a job as putting together the wedding – scoping out ideal destinations, researching hotels, finding the best flights and the list goes on. You really just want it to feel like a home away from home – but with a better view. And now you can get just that!
Love, Home, Swap (lovehomeswap.com) has just hit Aussie shores - think back toThe Holiday(the flick with Cameron Diaz), and trade your sweet pad for a home in your dream destination (in over 80 countries) and save the funds you would spend on accommodation for something else like seats in first class or a romantic dinner at your destination!
So how does it work? Membership costs $1 for a four week trial, then $175 annually, then you can swap homes as many times as you like. Take a few snaps of your home's best qualities and list your pad online, then look for a listed home owner who is happy to do a direct home swap. If you want the star treatment, upgrade to Premium (for $350 annually) and leave the hard work to your travel team and personal concierge who will find homes on your honeymoon destination hitlist and help with anything while you're soaking up the romance - from booking restaurants to organising romantic adventures.
The best part is, you make the contract with your fellow swapper, meaning you set the rules before you embark on your journey.
Here are our faves:
- A dream tropical beachside home on the northern Hawaiian shores
- Keep it close to home, with a cliff-edge escape to Kangaroo Island
(pictured) complete with a private chef and cleaning on request
- If you're after something cosy with an exotic taste, this charming mountainside pad in Argentina is perfect for a winter honeymoon. lovehomeswap.com/home-exchange/argentina/-97
If you're after something cosy with an exotic taste, this charming mountainside pad in Argentina is perfect for a winter honeymoon. lovehomeswap.com/home-exchange/argentina/-97