Let’s be honest. After spending months at home looking out the same windows, we could all use a change of scenery. Even if you have a great view, you might be longing for a little variety by now. If you’re tired of being cooped up and long for new sights, a smart new website is here to help. Window Swap is the stay-at-home solution for everyone who is suffering from cabin fever or wanderlust. And the best part is, it meets all safety protocols!
With travel at a standstill and public spaces offering limited access, the need to experience something new is at an all-time high. Window Swap lets you open a window somewhere else, so you can see the world through someone else’s eyes.
What Is Window Swap?
Window Swap is the brainchild of creative husband and wife team Sonali Ranjit and Vaishnav Balasubramaniam. The Singapore couple grew bored of the view from their window, so they created a place online where people around the world could share their vistas.
They call it their quarantine project and in a recent Reddit post, Ranjit describes it as:
“A place where strangers can swap views from their windows to helps us all feel a little bit better till we can (responsibly) explore our beautiful planet again.”
How Does Window Swap Work?
The Window Swap site is extremely simple to use, and it’s also free! All you have to do is visit window-swap.com and click “Open a new window somewhere in the world.” You’ll be whisked away to a random location where you’ll get to gaze out someone else’s window. According to the official Window Swap website:
“Window Swap is here to fill that deep void in our wanderlust hearts by allowing us to look through someone else’s window, somewhere in the world, for a while.”
The brilliant concept allows anyone from around the world to submit their window. And as the site grows in popularity, the number of available views is also increasing.
What Can I See?
The possibilities of what you might discover on Window Swap are endless! Thanks to the many users who have sent in their panoramas, you can get glimpses of life from all around the world. From the rolling green hills of Derbyshire, UK to the busy streets of the Bronx, NY, Window Swap has an impressive selection of views to take in.
If you’re dreaming of a tropical getaway, you can relax in a hammock by the ocean in Ubatuba, Brazil. Or maybe you’ll see some boat traffic from Olly’s window in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There’s even a view of the pyramids from Abdulrahman’s window in Giza, Egypt.
If you’re an animal lover, look for the badger family outside Geoff’s window in Halesowen, UK. However, you might prefer to watch Tiffany’s cute puppy napping on the balcony in San Francisco, USA.
How Do I Submit A Window?
If you’d like to share your own vista, all you have to do is send them a 10-minute, horizontal HD video of your window and frame. Videos should have sound, and you’ll also have to include your first name and location for credits. The details are all on the website.
Enjoy your window swaps!