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Ishmael

Life swap

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One of the many mad ideas I come up with, most of which do not survive until morning, is that of swapping lives for up to a year with someone else, somewhere else. I know that's not very definitive, but whatever.

No wife trading unless I see pictures first.

 

I know there are house trading sites, for a month or so, and presumably boat trading sites. I'd like to live in New Zealand or Australia for a year, maybe someone down there would like to live in Victoria, BC for a year in exchange? I'll throw in enough gas to power the mower for the duration.

 

Is this too totally whacked out?

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It's not totally whacked out at all.

 

Not sure I want to live in Fuctifino though................. :-)

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Ish, I have friends and family that have done house exchanges for a month at a time ... a place in BC (lovely homes in great locations) for places in Switzerland, England and France with much satisfaction to all involved. (no wife swapping that I know of in these cases. : P )

 

I don't see why six months or a year would be objectionable, if you found someone wanting a reciprocal set up.

 

NZ would be amazing.

 

Edit: Leka....trust me, Fuctifino is amazing. ;)

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Ish, I have friends and family that have done house exchanges for a month at a time ... a place in BC (lovely homes in great locations) for places in Switzerland, England and France with much satisfaction to all involved. (no wife swapping that I know of in these cases. : P )

 

I don't see why six months or a year would be objectionable, if you found someone wanting a reciprocal set up.

 

NZ would be amazing.

 

Edit: Leka....trust me, Fuctifino is amazing. ;)

 

I wouldn't call this a "lovely home" in the rich white sense of the word. It's a 1950's bungalow on 1/4 acre ten minutes out of Victoria city center and ten minutes to the beach and thirty to the boat. The cars are ancient and worthless. It's a great base for coastal BC, though.

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The Bay of Islands is not South West Ontario. I might switch hit for a Certified Nipple Inspector in Tortola.

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In my first trip from Australia to North America was to Vancouver Island (for Aussies, this is where Victoria is located). It was a magical place for me. No sailor from Australia will be disappointed. There is no place I have been to in Australia remotely like it.

 

Don't sell yourself short and make sure you get a great house in Australia in return - I'm thinking a harbourside in Sydney (bring your checkbook 'cause Sydney is pricey), bayside in Brisbane, beachside on the Gold Coast or some nice setting in FNQ (Atherton Tablelands or Whitsundays?).

 

New Zealand is probably nice, but don't you want to go somewhere subtropical or tropical after all your days in the Pacific Northwest?

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Bay of Islands seemed pretty damn tropical when i visited. Just sayin'.

 

Of course, that was coming from Maine, in January.

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With you on that one Tucky. I dream of retiring there ;-)

 

Especially after pushing the damned snowblower at 6:45 AM again.

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ok I am in........Victoria sounds nice this time of year....... :P

shovel made available, snow blower extra cost.

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There is a slight problem, trying to convince someone in NZ or Aussie to swap to fuctifino.

 

Booms is right, NZ is amazing and I'm staying put.

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Lots of folks I know swap houses. To facilitate that, some have moved their household to someplace people want to visit. There are web sites that also facilitate the contact I'm not associated with any of these, but they look reasonable:

 

http://www.swapyourhome.net

 

http://www.homeexchange.com

 

http://www.lovehomeswap.com

 

This was from 10 minutes of googling, I'm sure there are better. For years after we sold the big cruising boat we swapped our home in San Francisco with the folks who then owned the boat. It was terrific for all parties. We got to cruise New England, Europe, etc.... and they got to come "home" to SF and visit folks.

 

BV

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