My husband is retired and I work part time. We are in our mid 60's. Our daughter lives in Austin, Texas and our son lives in Greenwich Village. We have a cat and a dog. The dog may travel with us for exchanges in the Northeast USA but will stay with others for other exchanges. Our cat will be need your care.
We may travel with our adult children or another couple our age whom we consider equally responsible.
We exchanged homes many times when our children were young, with very positive results. Our recent exchanges have also been very satisfying. Our house has become more formal since our children moved away but it remains comfortable and family friendly. We see ourselves as careful and thoughtful people and would expect the same in return.