Subject: Re: Home exchange
Dear Ziners,

We just had our first home exchange - in Raiatea, French Polynesia, about one hour by boat from Bora Bora, and it was fantastic. We got the use of house, car and kayak for two weeks. Made a very expensive area quite reasonable. We're about to have another one in London.

We used Homelink (www.homelink.com) which are more expensive to join than some others, but we thought that people who'd paid a fair bit to join would be more responsible about looking after our home. We thoroughly recommend it.

Dianne in Sydney, which has been having a heatwave.