As the days become shorter and evenings cooler, we spend more and more time cooped up inside. However, this doesn't mean you have to be stuck at home! We've found some of the coziest home exchanges in Australia to visit this winter— think fireplaces, blankets, pizza ovens, board games and even pet-friendly homes, so your furry friends can snuggle in too.

Find your winter home exchange

Luxurious cabin home exchange by the river

If you love to be surrounded by nature, rejuvenate your senses as you overlook the rainforest and the river from this charming home on the Atherton Tablelands, QLD. Cook a hearty meal on the barbecue and then settle in by the natural fireplace for the evening.

Visit John's home

Earthy, tranquil house swap on plenty of land

Enjoy the beautiful views of Western Australia from this acreage property surrounded by abundant nature and bird life right from the comfort of the living room where you can snuggle in with your loved ones around the fireplace and gaze out at your surroundings.

Visit Ian's home

Quiet rural estate home swap close to lake and town

Gather your loved ones and spend some quality time reconnecting at the foot of Australia's high country. Brace the chill in the jacuzzi or hop in the car and be at the closest ski resort within two hours.

Visit Mike's home

Luxury home exchange where the beach meets the bush

Beautiful in every season, this home looks onto a nature reserve and is so quiet you can only hear the birds chirping in the trees despite being within walking distance to cafes and shops. There is a heating system installed so you can stay toasty warm once the sun goes down.

Visit Meghan's home

Remarkable country barn home swap

Reunite with loved ones in this iconic country barn built by the owners in 2014. The home was built with every season in mind and is spacious and airy but equally as cozy and warm during the colder months. You may even like to wander through and try their range of freshly grown produce!

Visit Rachael and Gareth's home

Relaxing coastal country home exchange

Nestled between the gum trees lies your perfect winter holiday. With ample space, homely decor, renovated kitchen and even 10 chickens providing you with fresh eggs for your breakfast, unwind and escape to this gorgeous 15 acre property.

Visit Jesse's home

Magnificent Queensland homestead

If you are looking for a rural retreat  - look no further than the tranquility of this home. Star gaze, warm up by the fireplace, make fresh juices with fruits from the orchard and collect eggs from the chicken coop for breakfast - total relaxation!

Visit Simone's home

Snowy mountains house swap retreat

Feel like you are miles from anywhere in this home overlooking lake Jindabyne. With easy access to some of the best ski resorts in Australia, grab your skis for some action packed fun and warm back up in this beautiful home with a hot chocolate by the fireplace in the evening.

Visit Craig's home

Peaceful farmhouse with glorious views

With surrounding hills, lakes, river and sea you will never get bored of the view from this home. Cook your favourite comfort meal in the country style kitchen and unwind by the combustion wood fire. Be sure to be on the lookout for roaming kangaroos, native birds and sheep!

Visit Stephen's home

Find your winter home exchange

Cover image by @Coffee Geek