Many cities and countries have started the process of slowly opening up, and we’re all adjusting to the new normal of life with COVID-19.
We’ve been enjoying the unique and welcoming homes that our members have posted recently. Many of them have something in common; they are homes with built-in social distancing.
These homes are ideal for writing, focusing on a research project or just enjoying the countryside if you are able to work from home for an extended time. If you aren’t able to travel yet, enjoy this virtual tour and dream a little about a future trip. We are doing the same!
If you are able to travel safely and interested in any of these homes, please contact the hosts privately on our site. We always recommend background and reference checks between members prior to confirming a contract.
Before making housing arrangements with another member, please be sure to check local health and travel guidelines in that area. For international updates, please refer to the WHO website below.
Related: World Health Organization COVID-19 Information
Dream Home #1: Fern Cottage Mountain Retreat in Virginia
This sanctuary high above the Jackson River Valley in Monterey, Virginia is surrounded by views of the mountain and forest. It’s the perfect writing retreat, with privacy and all the beauty of nature right outside your door when you need a break from your work.
Dream Home #2: Peaceful Dordogne Home in the French Countryside
This bright and welcoming home in Valeuil, France is the perfect place for peace and quiet. Full of natural light and with large gardens, you can revel in the French countryside. It’s the best of both worlds, with the shops and restaurants of Brantome less than a 10-minute drive away. The owner is looking for a home exchange with another member in London.
Dream Home #3: Timber Frame Home in North Carolina
This timber frame home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina shares 5 acres of fenced garden with the owner’s home. Its unique design and access to the woods makes it a wonderful place to stay. World-class universities, shopping and restaurants are nearby.
Dream Home #4: La Maison Laurentienne in Quebec
This beautiful country house overlooks the St. Lawrence River and the Laurentians mountain range. With its high ceilings and many windows, the home is full of natural light, and the downstairs has ample space for a family to enjoy spending time together.
Dream Home #5: The Red House in Mendocino, California
This charming home is full of history, having originally been two laborers shacks built over 100 years ago. It is no longer a shack, with comfortable furnishings and a wood stove and propane heat to keep you warm when the northern California coastal fog rolls in. 3 hours north of San Francisco, you can explore the Mendocino coastline and artsy community.
Dream Home #6: Private Cottage on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Enjoy this spacious and inviting cottage on Salt Spring Island. Read, write, practice yoga, walk to the beach or through the woods, all with easy access to Victoria and Vancouver. This is a wonderful spot for a writing retreat or an extended vacation.
Dream Home #7: Contemporary Lake House with a Dock in New York
Enjoy views of Cayuga Lake at sunrise, sunset and all day long in this beautiful and unique family home. With its cathedral ceilings, walls of windows and expansive decks, this home will let you feel one with nature while working, relaxing or playing!
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