Do you want a vacation but your wallet is crying? Then it is time to go back to the era of barter. It is not a sad joke but what is happening with the initiative BarterBB. In Italy there are about 800 i Bed and Breakfast they offer stays in exchange for goods or services. Exchanges can be the most varied: you can exchange your old CD collection in exchange for a overnight stay with breakfast without having to add a single euro!
Everyone can barter something: you can help the manager in the olive harvest or offer maintenance for his car. The possibilities are many. You can have a free stay in exchange for dance lessons, spa treatments, massages and all you have to offer. The most popular are the typical products and handcrafted. From jams, wine to sausages. Get ready to make your offer.
The barter has opened new frontiers for the sustainable tourism. First of all "compels”The vacationer not to move from the Italian territory, this means less harmful emissions for transport. Secondly, it values goods: if you have an old stamp collection, now is the right time to turn it into a delightful living room.
The initiative was born as a week-long event. In November, every year, there is "Barter week ", however, numerous structures have extended this initiative to their entire life and always offer stays in exchange for goods and services of any kind.
Participating is simple, you just need to make a proposal barter and you will be contacted by managers interested in the good or service you are willing to offer in exchange for living room. Alternatively you can consult the "wishlist" of the Bed and Breakfasts. For example, the B&B "La Rosa e il Peperoncino" in Naples offers free stays in exchange for restoration work. In Modena, the B&B “Il hermitage” is looking for Coca Cola items and again, the B&B Il Glicine in Brescia is looking for stamps or coins. There are so many desires, just visit the website www.barattobb.it