It took us only a week from first contact to agree upon a long term home exchange in España (Spain), swapping our New Zealand home for a 17th century stone house in an old neighborhood in Palamós, in the Catalan region of Spain. Trading the Hauraki Gulf for the Mediterranean Sea, how could we pass it up?
With cars included in the long term home exchange, all we needed was a few personal items and we were set. We probably didn’t ask enough questions, but we were looking for an adventure. Now I have lots of tips to offer people considering home exchange.
We lived in Palamós for part of 2012. It is the setting for my first book, a current work in progress. However, while we traveled we used: Lonely Planet Spain.