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This is really how it's done. But requires wealth. It's what super rich people do. Homes in multiple locations and chase the sun.

Well, we kind of have that planned. You don't have to be super rich, just have to know your places pretty well and buy smart, maybe something that needs a little work.

We bought a house in Richmond, Indiana (more or less where I'm from) for $8000 - that was actually a mistake because it needed too much work, but the principle was sound.

Now we're looking for foreclosures in reasonable neighborhoods in Puerto Rico, we're probably going to build a house here in Budapest, and maybe we'll find something in Indiana in a few years. If you have modest houses in your places instead of putting all your real estate money into a new garage and a pool, it's totally doable.

A lot of not-so-wealthy people have a house in the North and one in Florida, after all.

Or you could sub-rent your place for a few months in winter and rent a place in a warm country. No wealth required.

I always wonder if there is a website to organize this. I have my own house but would like to stay here only 3 months a year and move for other 3 places elsewhere (fixed places). It would be a good idea for a startup.

There's quite a few websites that handle house swaps. Airbnb is also a good option if you have someone to manage the place for you while you're away.

I know someone who runs a hostel in New Zealand in the southern summer and travels in southern winter. Totally doable on a budget.

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