Here’s How to Stay in Hotels for Free with Barter Week

Your skills can earn you a free night stay in over 60 countries from November 18th to the 24th.

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Looking to escape for very little money out of pocket? The week before Thanksgiving is notorious for being slow in the travel industry. So, bed and breakfasts and smaller hotels all around the world offer a few free nights in exchange for skills or work.

Enter Barter Week.

Barter Week was first created in July 2008 and now more than 600 properties take part. Typically, these properties consider barters for the week before Thanksgiving, but some entertain barter offers all year long. For 2019, Barter Week takes place between November 18th – 24th, so you better start bartering now.

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Available Properties During Barter Week

The Bed and Breakfast Borgo Ponte dell’Asse near Florence, Italy usually costs $113 per night. They are looking for lumberjack and gardening services. This charming bed and breakfast is less than a mile from an authentic Tuscan restaurant and less than seven minutes from the Porta Romana.

In Château-d’Oex, Switzerland, the Le Vieux Chalet B&B, normally $106 per night, is available for barter. Right now, the hosts are looking for someone with video production and drone footage skills. The area is best for outdoor adventures like rappelling and river rafting.

Finally, the Le Presbytère de Champcerie, which is a 10-bedroom guest house in Normandy France typically costs $1,065 per night to rent, but it also on the barter site. The guest house did not have any specific barter requests, so the host might be open for a variety of offers. The gorgeous home is less than 20 minutes from the Roche d’Oëtre which is considered one of the finest belvederes in western France.

If you are interested in affordable hotels but Barter Week hotels aren’t your style, set a Deal Alert for your favorite chains or desired vacation destinations. We’ll let you know when a deal is posted.

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Our editors strive to ensure that the information in this article is accurate as of the date published, but please keep in mind that offers can change. We encourage you to verify all terms and conditions of any product before you apply.

Ashley Eneriz

I am a lifestyle and personal finance writer based in SoCal and have been a freelance writer since way before working remotely was the new norm. Being a wife and a mom to three young awesome kids, I have made it a regular habit to check out Slickdeals (even before joining the SD content team) to help fill up my pantry and gift closet for 50-70% off retail prices. As a family of five, we go through snacks, gifts, and toilet paper at an alarming rate, so I love a good deal and am also not afraid to dig through a thrift store to score incredible finds. When not writing about amazing deals to help people save and cool things on sale, I am taking care of my three girls, homeschooling, or stuck with my nose in a book. Sometimes, at the same time.

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