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Traveling Group
  • Glen Forestry economist (38)
  • Frida Councelor and therapist (39)
  • Saga Student (12)
  • Alva Student (11)
  • Oskar Pre-school (7)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Croatia

    July 5 — August 3, 2014 These dates are flexible

    Preferably within 10-20min drive from beach

  • Greece

    July 5 — August 3, 2014 These dates are flexible

    Preferably within 10-20min drive from beach

  • Denmark

    July 5 — August 1, 2015

    Preferably within 10-20min drive from beach, E.g Aarhus

  • Northland, New Zealand

    December 1 — January 9, 2016

    Flexible - we come home to NZ every second year and always interested in somewhere to stay when not with relatives.

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
Especially Passionate About
Outdoors

Outdoors

Our whole family love the outdoors: both parents born on farms (in New Zealand and Sweden respectively) and grown up in hiking, fishing, swimming and just enjoying nature. The kids love animals, the beach, and climing trees.

We also love travel and emersing ourselves in new cultures.

4

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2009

We spent 2 fantastic weeks at Glen & Frida's place. Only 15 minutes ...

Anne-Hélène
Anne-Hélène from FONTENAY SOUS BOIS, France said

We spent 2 fantastic weeks at Glen & Frida's place. Only 15 minutes away from Stockholm center, we appreciated this large house, perfectly suited for children and family life : toys, a big garden, everything you need to spend a family holiday. The neighbourhood is very nice and the location is very practical to discover Stockholm surroundings (the Archipelago, castles and lakes, museums, etc.). We also appreciated that Glen & Frida took such good care of our house, garden and cat while they were at our place. They are perfect home exchangers and I would highly recommend to get in touch with them if you would like to discover Sweden.

Glen
What we said about Anne-Hélène's house:

We had a wonderful two weeks staying at Alexandre and Anne-Helenes house in Fontenay-Sous-Bois, Paris. From there we were able to easily explore Paris, the charming local village, and visit Disneyland. It was always nice coming home to the house and the garden, and we spent several days just relaxing there. The house was very spatious and comfortable, actually with room for two families. For us, with small children, it was great to be able to borrow toys and kids films, and play with their friendly cat. The garden was like a shady oasis on hot days, with table tennis and vegetables, and we had many pleasant evenings dining outdoors. We were very happy with the exchange, and found Alexandre and Anne-Helene very easy to deal with. We can certainly recommend a home exchange with them.

January - December 2010

In summer 2010 we exchanged for 4 weeks our homes with O￿...

Simone e Annarita
Simone e Annarita from Italy said

In summer 2010 we exchanged for 4 weeks our homes with O￿Kelly family in Rotebro (20 min. by car north from the center of Stockholm). It has been a FANTASTIC experience. Both our families are relatively new to this form of holiday (this was just our second exchange), but everything went really smoothly. Their big, nice and comfortable home was perfect for our needs. Our five small children spent all the time at home playing either in their beautiful garden or with the toys (2 full rooms!) of their children. When we didn￿t want to reach one of the nice beaches nearby their home, a small swimming pool for children kept them busy for big part of the warmer days. The day of our arrival we found that Frida and Glen had provided us with whatever we needed to start our staying without having to worry about shopping (their fridge was full of everything). We really appreciate this nice thought. Our contacts before and during our exchange have been polite and frequent. The instructions they left us for running the house were extremely detailed and therefore we never really needed to turn to their neighbors (all of them extremely kind and helpful) to solve our daily issues. They have been really helpful also in giving us hints about places to visit and things to do around their house (the rides with their bikes along the lake or into the forest nearby their house were particularly appreciated from all of us!). And nice surprises were not finished for us; when we came back home we found that they took really good care of it and, moreover, they also left some nice gift to all of us! \r\nWe only have one regret, we were not able to meet them personally! Our friends who had the chance to do so, spoke about them as really nice and friendly people! We will surely try to mend this next time that we will visit Sweden￿ :-)\r\nWe wish to thank Frida, Glen and all their children for the chance they gave us of spending a long, relaxing and beautiful time in Stockholm. \r\n

Glen
What we said about Simone e Annarita's house:

We had the pleasure of staying at Simone and Annarita's house in Alghero, Sardinia as well as their appartment in Pisa, in the summer of 2010. The house in Sardinia is wonderful - large, modern and comfortable, and surrounded by beautiful olive orchard with vegetable garden, grape vines, and fig trees. The environment was also child friendly, with plenty of space to move around on and many toys to play with. We had a great holiday in Sardinia, visiting the beach most days - there are many to chose from within 15-30min drive, and all very beautiful - and exploring the inland of the island. We were there for 2.5 weeks and it felt like there was plenty more to see. Simone was very helpful suggesting interesting natural and historical sites to visit, and sending us maps explaining where to find shops and other necessary things. We also spent 1.5 weeks in Pisa, staying at their appartment, situated very conveniently in the center of the old city. This was also large and comfortable even for our large party (3 children, 2 parents, 2 grandparents) and we found plenty of fun activities to do - touring the city by bike, visiting historic city of Lucca, the beach at Marina de Pisa, enjoying excellent Italien ice-cream (daily!) at the city square, and of course posing for photos at the tower. Simone and Annarita were very easy to deal with - helpful, generous, and well-organised. They took very good care of our house and belongings in Stockholm (much better than we did in return). We kept regular contact, not only to exchange useful and important information, but because we enojyed talking with them and sharing our experiences.We would happily do it over again! Glen and Frida O'Kelly Stockholm, Sweden

July - August 2014

Nous avons passé 2 semaines formidables en Suéde. La maison ...

Chez Fab et Audrey
Chez Fab et Audrey said

Nous avons passé 2 semaines formidables en Suéde. La maison de Glen et Frida était parfaite, propre, spacieuse et idéalement situé pour visiter Stockholm. Nous sommes tombés amoureux de ce pays, de la gentillesse des Suedois, du mode de vie idéal pour les enfants..... Nous avons également apprécié les nombreux vélos de Glen et Frida, de lacs a proximité de leur maison et du temps magnifique que nous avons eu durant notre séjour. C'était notre premier échange et nous avons été ravie. Nous avons retrouvé notre maison ainsi que notre voiture parfaitement propre. Un grand merci à Glen et Frida pour leur gentillesse.

Glen
What we said about Chez Fab et Audrey's house:

We had a wonderful exchange with Audrey and Fabien in July-August 2014. Their home is large, modern and comfortable - even for a large group such as ours (7). It is located in a picturesque countryside with a lot of opportunities for walks, berry picking, and talking with the friendly neighbours. There are lots of pleasant forests and small villages within walking distance or short drive. We enjoyed swimming at an outdoor semi-natural pool in Saint Paul Du Bois, and day trips to great sights and experiences in Anger, Saumur and Atlantic coast. We also had a fantastic day at Puy du Fou, a historical theme park - unique and great value, deserves at least a full day visit. Audrey and Fabien were good to deal with and everything went smoothly, including car exchange. Highly enjoyable holiday!

July - August 2014

Nous avons passé 2 semaines fantastiques chez Glen et Frida en ...

Chez Fab et Audrey
Chez Fab et Audrey said

Nous avons passé 2 semaines fantastiques chez Glen et Frida en Suéde. Nous avons découvert un pays merveilleux et une famile très sympathique. Nous avons apprécié les nombreux echanges avec Glen et Frida, et notre premier échange a été merveilleux. Leur maison est spatieuse et très fonctionnelle. Elle est idéalement situé pour découvrir la suede car proche du train. Le jardin est très agréable également. Nous avions aussi echangé nos voitures et cela s'est très bien passée. Nous avons retrouvé notre maison parfaitement entretenu. Nous sommes ravis de cette échange et nous remercions une nouvelle fois Glen et Frida pour cette expérience très enrichissante. Merci. Audrey et Fabien et les enfants