experienced exchangers, we do like to exchange with foreigners (we made around 40 swaps since
1988 !). We were for a long time onlty members of Intervac
(international home exchange), we are now Homelink members too.
We understood quickly exchanges were not only an economic solution but a way of behaving in foreign countries differently from most of tourists. We often choose to live in less crowded places than historic burroughs, sometimes in isolated ones, living the life of the locals.
We are also members of Trustedhousesitters & Nomador organizations, as sometimes we like to travel not knowing precisely where we'll go. And then, we do need to find house/pet sitters to keep our animals at home
Ex smokers, we tolerate smokers as long as they do smoke outside the house.
Vincent used to work for the french ministery of culture, he was in charge of light designing on historical monuments belonging to the state (cathedrals, Mont St Michel, Chateau de Chambord etc.)
I was involved in architecture & town planning.
We don't work anymore now and may travel all year long. We love that !
speaks english, spanish and italian
|Nuage, our white border collie, is 12 years old. Zig our cat too.
Our dog hates to be put in pension, and we do prefer he stays at home too. That's why we do prefer exchangers who like dogs and are ready to look after him. We shall look after your pets of course if you have any ! If Nuage is very cute with humans, he may be agressive with other dogs, that's why if you walk him outside, he needs to be kept firmly on leash. Always.
Zig in any case will stay at home : he just needs to be fed and cuddled, he may sleep outside (when it's warm).
if our swap is non simultaneous, we shall take our dog with us on the flat upstairs, you'll have the ground flat (much bigger : 105m²) and the garden all yours. But Zig might visit you...