Taking time off to recharge or get away can help to improve our wellbeing, avoid burnout and ensure a better work/non work balance. A new platform co-op based in Barcelona aims to make it easier and more affordable for people to just this by swapping homes.
While home exchange holidays have been going on for years, the Holiday Exchange Cooperative aims to be the world’s social economy home exchange platform. This means that the co-op will use 50% of surpluses to fund social and solidarity economy projects with another 25% going back to members through lower membership fees. Members who wish to keep paying the same membership fee to support more projects can choose to do so.