Waiting for you: a summer home-swap in Paris

St. Martin Canal. Trading up, you think?

The Canal St. Martin. Trading up, you think?

Back last summer, we did a little story on home-swapping—that unreal deal where you trade your simple Brooklyn abode for a glitzy vacay in its international counterpart. (Who knew one Ditmas Park equals one French Alps?) Well, it’s summer again, and that means the Europeans are clamoring anew for the BK real-estate. Our friends at Jauntsetter found a Craigslist ad today from a couple of Parisians who want to trade their Canal St. Martin loft for a place in Brooklyn (or Manhattan) for 10 days at the end of July. Crepes, anyone?

parisswapThe one-bedroom, located in a “peaceful, charming, and very safe” neighborhood, is up for grabs between Jul. 25 and Aug. 10. It’s 15 to 20 minutes from the city’s big sights, and for those lazy afternoons (we know this is the real draw), the loft’s decked out with a flat-screen, WiFi, Play Station 3 and a Wii.

Check out more pics and details here. And if this one doesn’t work out, we’ve got a whole bunch of other ways to help you swap your pad.

via Jauntsetter

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