Definition of house swap in English:

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house swap


An instance of temporarily exchanging homes with another person or family, typically for a vacation: every other year we spend Christmas on the beach for free by doing a house swap
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  • Taking up a long-term house swap means we can show them their roots and let them get to know their grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
  • And as we enjoy exploring Wiltshire and catching up with family and friends, our house swap partners John and Libby are revelling in the sunshine of New South Wales.
  • Like all good ideas, the plan for the house swap was hatched in a pub.


(house-swap) [no object]
Temporarily exchange homes with another person or family: we have house-swapped 10 times in the UK and abroad and we’ve had fantastic vacations
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  • Instead of booking a hotel, some folks are house-swapping.
  • If you don't want to house-swap you can rent a hotel room, and the rates are lower than last year.
  • David and Anne have house-swapped for their annual holiday for more than 20 years.

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