What does it mean for you and me?
Reading 'What's Mine Is Yours' by Rachel Botsman these ideas really do point towards a bigger trend of people connecting to make the things we seek more accessible and affordable. We all love travelling to new and interesting places and meeting new people is a surprisingly big part of why travel is so rewarding.
We have noticed something at exchangeaway - the first conversation between two new members follows a pattern and can help you understand how the process works:
- first contact on email followed by...
- discovery of shared interests and likeminded values and thinking
- followed by the realisation that with trust established, 2 members can swap each other's houses for a short time for mutual benefit, unlocking great savings and just as importantly new friends.
So the idea is simple and actually very familiar to all of us, we make a new acquaintance, we discover through talking there are things we can share, swap and collaborate on - and everyone benefits.