Since I am researching and planning to go to Bali for the summer of 2012 I found a few links that have houses for rent for a longer period than a normal vacation. Say, you are thinking of moving abroad for a year, take a sabbatical, which we did when the girls were four years old, these sites help tremendously.
You know that moving abroad for a year would not cost much more than what you pay now for your mortgage or rent?? Most countries you could rent a house for the same price as you pay now.
So think about it??
Wouldn't that be a great experience for you and your children to say you move to Europe for a year or Asia?? Take a sabbatical and just go! Learn the local language, experience different cultures, what an experience would that be for your child(ren)??
So many people I know do that these days! It is not that hard as you would think! Especially if you or your husband are in between jobs, or can work from home, why not go and have the greatest adventure of your life by packing up your suitcases and live elsewhere! You could even choose a country with a lower cost of living and you would not even need to spend more, better.. less!
When we took a sabbatical in Thailand for 3 months, we spend less money than if we would have stayed in our house in the US during the winter time. And we even kept the house, paid the mortgage, but no need for huge oil bills to heat the place, and food and drinks you have to pay everywhere, but Thailand is so much cheaper to eat and dine that really there were no extra costs... only the flight tickets, but instead of spending a lot of money on Xmas gifts we decided to go to Thailand and that would be our gift!
So if this has sparked your interest in going abroad for a year or so, check out these links! We did it, so can you!!
1st Home Exchange ~ This is the site we are linked with and are quite happy with the number of homes to choose from.
Sabbatical homes ~ they offer home rental, home exchange and home sitting services all over the world. Great source if you are looking for a long term furnished rental.
Trade to Travel ~ "You have great properties. We have great properties. Let's Share."
Lodgis ~ has a large choice of apartments rentals and sales in Paris and New York. Have you ever dreamed of living a year in romantic Paris, who hasn't?? Check out this site and dream away... or make it a reality!
Fusac ~ Your information site for jobs, real estate, services, learning, friendship
and much more for France and the Anglophone world.
Home Away ~ has more than 225,000 vacation rentals to choose from! And has a huge offering in Bali, so I am going to get a membership here as well!
Holiday Velvet ~ 49,394 that's the number of happy travelers they have sent on holiday since 2006.
Anglo Info ~ Everything you need to know about living in, or moving to another country.
VRBO - Vacation Rental By Owner ~ with an inventory of over 150,000 rental properties worldwide.
So if you’re considering your own adventure abroad, I hope these sources will help you to find your dream home elsewhere.