Venice, Florida (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Based on the simple premise of “You stay in my home while I stay in yours,” a home exchange allows anyone to stay anywhere for free. Christian Home Exchange, founded by Dell and Diane Shiell, is the oldest online Christian home exchange organization. Their recent partnership with the international organization, HomeExchange.com, facilitates the arrangement of housing in another Christian home. Members may select from more than 40,000 listings to find the home swap that best suits their vacationing needs.
This partnership provides Christian Home Exchange members home swaps in more than 147 countries, with a unique opportunity to visit abroad and explore other cultures at minimal cost. Since lodging is typically the major travelling expenditure, the traveler who uses a home exchange minimizes their travel expenses while maximizing enjoyment. Staying in someone’s home transforms the tourist experience, providing vacationers the opportunity to live like a local in the community they are visiting.
Before beginning the Christian home exchange, both parties are encouraged to follow some basic guidelines. Cleaning the home beforehand and making an extra set of keys are some of the minimum precursors. In addition, simple touches such as extra linens and towels can make the experience more welcoming and enjoyable. Although some people may be reticent to share their home with a stranger, swapping emails and photographs beforehand, can help to ease some of the apprehension. ChristianHomeExchange.com provides additional helpful suggestions for getting to know the potential Christian home swap partner.
Clergy who plan to take a sabbatical can also benefit greatly from utilizing a Christian home exchange for their accommodation. Sabbaticals normally take place every few years from 1-3 months at a time. Now church employees needing a place to stay can find housing simply and easily throughout the world.
The recent partnership of Christian Home Exchange and HomeExchange.com allows for a 25% discount for new members. However to receive the discount the signup must take place on the ChristianHomeExchange.com website. New and old members will appreciate the endless variety of locales and abodes to select from when planning their vacation. However Christian Home Exchange offers more than just a cost effective vacation. As their slogan “Vacation with a Mission” implies, their aim is to offer a platform whereby visiting families can engender “faith that is renewed, shared, and strengthened.”
To sign up and receive 25% off a membership, visit http://www.christianhomeexchange.com