Fancy staying in a decked-out Swiss alpine cottage for the summer? Been there, done that!

Have you ever wondered how I managed to travel full-time and stay in so many cool places?

Hint: I’m not rich. (Far from it).

Everywhere you go, there are free accommodation opportunities. How would you like to sample local life by staying for free in the following places:

  • A bluestone cottage on 300 hectares of property in the Australian countryside
  • An abandoned village in Spain
  • A trendy house in the Beaches area of Toronto
  • A ferro cement yurt on a Hawaii cliffside (it was basic, but eclectic)
  • A villa resort property on the Caribbean island of Grenada
  • A 49 foot sailing boat in the Caribbean
  • A Swiss alpine cottage and 4-storey home in Zurich
  • A palatial house in Panama

This doesn’t count the individuals and families I’ve stayed with – for free – in Canada, USA, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, France, and many, many more countries.

In addition to saving money, these are much more culturally enriching experiences than paying to stay in an impersonal hotel or hostel, and struggling to get a true feel for the local culture.

In my first six years of my full-time travel, I saved over $63,000 in accommodation expenses – and I can teach you how to do the same.

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