LONDON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart travellers looking for recession-busting travel deals need look no further with the arrival of Ed Kushins - the man with 27,000 homes - to the UK. The you stay at my home while I stay at yours entrepreneur brings with him a unique way to see the world and to stay for free. It means that except for getting there, a holiday nearly anywhere in the world doesn't have to cost any more than staying at home.

The home exchange concept - where two families agree to swap homes for holidays - means no hotel bills, the benefit of free accommodation, the ability to make meals at home and to exchange the use of everything from cars and golf buggies to boats and bicycles. With 27,000 homes to choose from Ed's new UK website - - is quickly becoming the best way to experience the world like a local and to stay for free.

Expensive hotels are out; charming villas, private houses, and lovely city-view apartments are in; they're more appealing, more comfortable, and less costly, says Ed, President of, Members simply login, create their listing with photos and a description, choose a location they want to visit, and begin coordinating an exchange with another member across the globe.

Far from feeling like strangers in each other's homes, exchangers usually find that their exchange partners become new friends that they know and trust long before the exchange is made. even guarantees that if for any reason a member does not make an exchange in the first year, the second year is free, making exchanging homes the best travel value for 2009. is the Global Leader in home exchanging with the most active listings (27,000+) in more countries (120+) than any other home exchange company. Anyone from singles to extended families can lose themselves in a world of unlimited exchange opportunities for only GBP69.99 a year, making the perfect weekend getaway, beach holiday or international escape within easy reach.

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