The Joy of Hospitality Exchange

By:  Jim C


Several years ago my wife and I wrote several notes looking for an exchange during festival time in August in Edinburgh.  After the Peacocks responded looking for a February exchange with us in Sarasota, FL we agreed to exchange hospitality.  While they came to spend weeks with us they liked Sarasota enough to buy a condominium a few doors down where they spend six months a year, our best friends, and we have great hospitality at festival time!

This summer I spent two weeks touring Cyprus with a daughter and son-in-law.  I wrote notes to the five Homelink members on Cyprus saying that we didn’t want an exchange but meeting them would be nice.  Sue and Patrick responded inviting us to spend a couple of nights with them.  [We had a] wonderful time with them.  Lovely home and Patrick spent a day showing us around.  In the Turkish area, Frank and Gloria met us at a memorable restaurant for dinner, helped us plan our sight-seeing and invited us to see their delightful home, near where Laurence Durrell wrote “Bitter Lemons.” 

Over the years I have responded to several exchange inquiries that if they get to visit southwest Florida I would be pleased to meet them and perhaps show them around.  So far, no one has taken advantage of this offer...


Seeking USA

Brussels,heated pool, 50k, SE

Belgium - Brussels Region
Brussels,heated pool, 50k, SE


Open to simultaneous exchange during Easter and summer 2015

We are Philippe (°1954) and Marianne (°1955), living in a very nice house in an upscale family neighborhood located in green suburbs of Brussels. Very easy acces to motorway and at walking distance from all convenience (shops, restaurants, health care...)

Enjoy this bright & light, south-facing villa (250 mē) with a beautiful flowered and sunny garden (3.000 mē) and a private outdoor heated pool.

It has a luminous living room furnished with antiques.

Large kitchen with all aplliances and usual eating room.

It offers five bedroom. One king with ensuite bathroom and separated WC, 1 large guestroom with king size bed , 1 twin with skin, 1 queen and 1 babyroom . It is a second complete bathroom and a additional toilet for this 4 rooms.