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I'm a mum of 4 kids and I've saved £100k by holidaying for free – here's how you can too | The Sun
A FAMILY of six who have lived in 25 different countries in just eight years say they have saved £100,000 and holidayed non-stop for free.
The two parents and four kids have been able to do this by swapping their home with stunning chalets and villas across the globe.
Daniel Prince, 46, and his wife, Clair, 46, both originally from Essex, had moved abroad to Singapore for Daniel's work in 1999.
But by 2014, Daniel found himself tied constantly to his desk while Clair juggled four young children at home and they knew they needed a dramatic life change.
The couple sold their family home and most of their belongings, and gambled everything for a nomadic life, swapping their holiday home in Thailand for glamorous properties in locations including America, Canada, Australia and Europe.
While home-schooling their four children, Kaitlyn, now 17, Sophia, 14, and twins Lauren and Samuel, 11, the family ticked off an incredible 80 properties across the globe before settling in France for a few years, including during the pandemic.
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Now raring to travel again through house-swapping, Clair said: "Eight years ago, we thought, this can't be what life is meant to be.
"Daniel was constantly working and I was here, there and everywhere looking after four children.
"We just thought, life has to be more fun than this. And we have done exactly that – we made life fun.
"We could never have travelled the world like this with such a big family without house swapping, which has saved us so much money and allowed us to travel in a luxurious way without compromise.
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