Christian House and Church Swap
Christian House and Church Swap’ (CHACS) is a UK based holiday organisation which has been running since 2003. We have over 200 registered members throughout the UK, and are increasing the number in Europe and further afield.
House-swapping and house-sitting works well for everyone; single people, married couples, friends and families.
From the family living in Oxford (ref 061-374) 'We have been holidaying through CHACS (Christian House and Church swap) since 2006, and have done between one and three holidays a year with them. We have been to Scotland several times, Wales, all over England -where we live- France, Spain, Germany and Australia. Truthfully, we have only ever had good experiences, and experiences we wouldn't otherwise have had, and I see these holidays as a blessing from God. (Rebekah & Graham)
And speaking of property 116-964.... ''We had another fab time at New Year and were able to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks & go to a West End musical, which would never have been possible without 5 nights' free accommodation at this lovely central London home!'
Following are a few reasons why house-swapping works so well.
Instead of paying a substantial amount of money for holiday accommodation, and then leaving your house empty, you can simply swap homes with other Christians.
Your house, however humble or grand, will provide a great holiday base for someone else.Your locality, so familiar to you, has lots to offer to someone new to the area.
There is a huge rise in house burglary when occupants are away from home. By house swapping you have automatic Christian house sitters! When people register with us, we contact their church leader. This is for everyone’s peace of mind.
Another great feature in its favour is that you will holiday in a local community. A local person, friend or neighbour, will have agreed to give you the key, check that you are okay and to deal with any queries. That person will also be able to give you up-to-date information about nearby amenities, local events, places to visit, best pubs, good restaurants and so on.
House swappers are usually happy to water the garden and indoor plants, and feed the cat and goldfish! Mutual dog owners are generally happy for the dogs to be included in the swap!
There is never any pressure on you to make a specific choice…the choice is yours!