Hotel alternative during the corona pandemic: How do home exchange and house sitting actually work?

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First of all, we want to clarify the terms, because there is a crucial difference between house sitting (or the rather less used German term “Haushüte”) and house swapping: With both of them, you are on vacation for a fixed period of time in the house, in the apartment, on the farm, someone else’s castle, winery or whatever. The difference between customs and trading is simply that this person lives in your four walls when trading and not when trading.