Home From Home

LIVING CHANNEL – Weekdays from 16 November, 5.30pm

Follow families, couples and individuals as they swap homes and lifestyles for a holiday. Homes are exchanged by people across different countries and as they settle into their new environment they gain a unique and intimate perspective on the everyday lives of their absent hosts, whilst simultaneously knowing that their counterparts are doing the same. Cultural differences provide perplexing obstacles for some home swappers, whilst others relish the chance to immerse themselves in new ways of life. Some families are veteran house swappers but for others, this is their first time and they are forced to confront and cope with the everyday practicalities of life, without the help of a concierge and room service that they might have been used to on their previous foreign holidays. It’s certainly a gamble, and while most are more than pleased with their swap a few find that they have traded their beautiful house for a holiday home they detest.