Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
10:00 AM 17th November 2021

Going ‘Local’ USA Style

As double-vaccinated Brits prepare to fly to the USA once more, those looking for a slice of 'real' America need look no further than home swapping platform Love Home Swap.

It's ideal for those looking to avoid the usual major hotspots but it will cost you £10 a month to access the website's offers.

Members can choose from a classic, simultaneous swap, where they swap houses with someone else, either at the same time or on different dates, or a non-simultaneous points swap, allowing them to travel without having to match their plans with another member.
Salida, Colarado
Salida, Colarado

Standard membership is £10 a month billed annually and members earn points for hosting, which they redeem when they decide to travel – they simply pay a small service fee based on the length of trip.

Home swapping is a simple, cost-effective way for members to travel at a fraction of the traditional price and it also allows people to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. It also offers opportunities to experience local cultures and avoid packed accommodation hubs.

Here are a selection of small-town USA homes from Nantucket to Salida and beyond: