Monday, January 08, 2007
Mi casa es su casa
The week before Christmas I saw The Holiday. It was really cute (definitely a chick flick) and was based around the premise of home exchange . Basically Kate Winslet & Cameron Diaz, well their characters, swap homes for 2 weeks. I think it's a great idea. And the website featured in the movie is real. There are homes all over the world. You can swap with anyone. While the idea of a total stranger staying in my house for a few weeks while I'm thousands of miles away is a little off putting, the idea of staying in their house is very interesting to me. Just think of how cheap your trip would be if you didn't have to pay for a hotel! Plus, I love to see how other people live. Of course, you have to live somewhere that people would want to visit in order for the swap to work. And while I adore our little town, and we're not far from Charlotte, this area isn't known for its tourist attractions. There are also hospitality exchanges where you go stay with someone for a bit in their home then they come stay with you for a bit. I do that now with friends that live far off, but I don't know how I'd feel if I accidentally saw a stranger make that mad naked dash to the bathroom in the middle of the night!