How I traveled for free with the comforts of home

"Free, low-key, and lets us vacation while having the use of a kitchen and a local's expertise on the neighborhood. The way it works is basically like a dating website for homes.
  1. You put up your profile. Include info about bedrooms, your neighborhood, wi-fi, etc.
  2. Find people that live where you want to vacation.
  3. Send those people an e-mail, offering up your house in exchange for as long as you feel.
  4. Hope that they accept.
  5. Work out how you'll exchange keys, if you want to exchange cars, and if you'll switch computers.
  6. Get packing!"