Wow, I never considered myself a genius but I think I just came up with an amazingly genius scenario to travel for free!!! As you may know, I really love, and blog about doing home and hospitality exchange. I also starting talking about sites like AirBnb and VRBO/Home Away. I have also hosted so many people over the years that I can go to 50 countries and stay free!
SO WE ARE OFF! Sunday, my daughter (4) and I will head to Madrid and spend 4-weeks staying free in homes with other families, and spend a week in Morocco as well. When I told my husband that I booked my trip for 5 weeks, he said “5 weeks?” I know, it’s not long enough 😳!
The crazy part is that the longer I stay the cheaper it is. Not only do I stay free, but I am not putting gas in my SUV, not spending as much on food (actually most European families eat at home), and I’m not paying for daycare or babysitters (really adds up).
THEN, I also realized that while I would be gone, it is both boat show time and Navy football season. Since I have rented for years for graduation, I thought why not rent while I’m gone. Oh, my husband will be deployed so the house will be empty. It’s rather genius, next time you plan a vacation, put your house up for rent. Depending on your area and home you could make some really good money. We don’t have a “large” house but we can sleep 10 and live in Annapolis – a very popular spot.
SO, while I am on a 5-week vacation to Spain and Morocco, I will be renting so much that I will actually make $2-3k profit!