A2: House Swapping

Seattle Times reporter Jonathan Martin writes a column about his family’s house-swapping experiences, including a nine-month stint in Ann Arbor that ended earlier this year: “My wife and I realized we couldn’t rent our Wallingford bungalow for the amount of our mortgage, so I posted an ad seeking a home exchange on the Ann Arbor Craigslist. Hans and Chris responded while I was house-hunting in Michigan, so we had what amounted to a date. Retired and well-traveled, they’d been looking for a long-term house swap. They have a tribute to Jerry Garcia on their living-room mantel and an exhaustive book collection.” [Source]