Birte and me we are a couple of ca. 60 years old ; I am a retired senior officer , having worked as lawyer for he goverment . We have swapped houses more than 12 times with always very pleased exchange partners . Our house is situated quitly beeing surrounded by a lovely garden with a five minute walk to the forest "Teutoburger Wald".Our neighbours are very friendly and helpful + English speaking. We live in a one of the most charming intact old towns with over 500 historical monuments and a lot of old half-timbered houses named Detmold. [ surrounding ]. All kind of shops , doctor , tennis-court , open-air swimming pool and bus-stop to go downtown is within 5 minutes . Our surrounding is named as Germany`s Healing Garden" with a lot of international spas with nice open-air swimming pools . We live in a famous recreation arrea with lots old historical towns with lovely old frame log buildings and touristic aims near by. - In case you would like to change cars we can offer a 7 years old Mercedes T 240 (station car).