Home swapping is a great way to explore a destination in a unique way in comparison to other accomodation alternatives like hotels and resorts. With so many great homes to swap with, it can be hard to know where to start looking. At Love Home Swap, we’ve compiled the wackiest and most wonderful homes to make a trip of a lifetime.
1.) This epic, 747 wing-topped home in Malibu, California
Making headlines globally when it was first built in and featured on numerous architecture TV shows, (it even has its own Wikipedia page) this home is the ultimate show-stopper with epic views over western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, northwest of Malibu, California.
See the full details of the property here.
2.) This old Chicory Kiln just outside Melbourne, Australia
Designed by Andrew Simpson Architects, based in Melbourne, the home is a converted heritage-listed chicory kiln (used for drying chicory dock – a parsnip-like root plant) located on the northwest edge of Phillip Island in Victoria. This home has global recognition from leading architecture publications, including HomeWorldDesign..
See the full listing of the Chicory Kiln here
3.) This stylish houseboat in Putney, London
Located in the stylish and family-friendly area of Putney, you feel a million miles from the bustling centre of London (just 25 minutes away by public transport) whilst having the ultimate views of the Thames as, well, you’re on it!
You can see the rest of the listing here
4.) This old cargo ship in Amsterdam
Another great home on the water, this converted cargo ship in Amsterdam is the perfect way to explore the city (just 15 minutes away) in the way it should be – on a canal! It may look humble, but this home has 6 bedrooms – so plenty of room for the whole family!
You can explore what the owners have to say about their home by ‘deep-diving’ into their listing here.
5.) This cosy Yurt in Yorkshire, England
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, this yurt is the idyllic getaway for anyone wanting to experience the English countryside in cosy style.
If you fancy giving camping a try, you can message the member here.
6.) This converted saw-mill in Australia
This multi award-winning home has been featured on the Australian version of Grand Designs, this home is an architectural gem situated in the quaint town of Yackandandah in the north of Victoria, Australia. Built on the edge of what was an old gold mine quarry and later a sawmill, now the property lends itself as an active sculptor’s studio (Agency of Sculpture) and a family home.
If you like the idea of rural living, message the member by visiting their listing here.
7.) This converted school near central London
Situated at the top floor of an old Primary School, this penthouse apartment in London is just a stone’s throw from Emirates Stadium in Arsenal (with views of the stadium from your balcony) it’s a dream home for any Arsenal fan visiting London.
If you fancy exploring the city from this apartment, you can see the full listing here