From crashing on a free couch to renting a holiday mansion, there are plenty of alternatives to staying in a hotel.
Tired of stiff sheets and fluoro lighting? Forget hotel rooms, CHOICE looks at new ways of bedding down for the night, from bargain holiday house rentals to freebie couch-surfing, house-swapping and house-sitting gigs. We check out Airbnb, Stayz, HomeAway, Flipkey, house-sitting and house-swapping agencies and more, to help you find your next holiday spot.
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