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 ( 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.