Definition of house swap in English:

house swap

Syllabification: 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
More example sentences
  • When I was 13, my parents arranged a house swap, and we stayed a month at this family's homes in Atlanta and Orlando.
  • Family living in beautiful beach suburb of Sydney seeks long-term house swap.
  • Now his parents are appealing for another tenant in Southampton to agree to a house swap to help Chris.


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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
More example sentences
  • Unlucky-in-love Amanda decides that the best thing for a lonely Christmas is to house-swap with equally forlorn Iris.
  • You can also house-swap with someone or house-sit for someone while they are on a vacation.
  • David and Anne have house-swapped for their annual holiday for more than 20 years.

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