With six swaps under their belt & soon to be another in Holland, here's Dr Harpal Bains & her family to tell you why they swap & what they're using Love Home Swap for.
Dr Harpal Bains, along with her husband Dan and two girls Azure, six and five-year-old Avalon have used their Love Home Swap membership to see the world, staying previously in a beautiful villa in Goa, within walking distance of the beach; a stunning beach house in Guadeloupe and a 'design home' in the Netherlands, along with other swaps within the UK.
The Bains have used their four-bed flat in Shoreditch (Love Home Swap's own home no less) in order to stay in all these homes. For them, membership with the site is all about expanding their horizons and living life differently - if only for a week or two.
'We like to go to the middle of nowhere because we live in the middle of everything,' says Harpal, 'And we get the experience of living someone else's life.'
Despite their scientific backgrounds, Harpal as a Doctor and Dan working in software, this couple are passionate about art, architecture and design - which is reflected in their quirky home, renovated completely back in 2012. 'It's very personally designed and has a sense of humour,' says Harpal, 'I wanted a fun home.'
If the Bains sound like your ideal swappers, they're always looking for last minute weekend breaks in the UK or in destinations on the Eurostar lines and are looking at holidaying in Bali, Sri Lanka, France, Spain and Italy.
Even if you're not located in any of these destinations, this family fully embraces the adventure of home-swapping, saying they will 'consider any interesting properties or locations, so just try us.'
You can see more about Harpal and her Shoreditch pad here.