Swapping jobs and homes is more involved than you might think. Factor in not knowing the exchange partner, and there are a million concerns and questions with not so many answers yet. Here are some:
Transportation there: Buy? Lease? Public transport? Insurance rates? Driving on the other side of the road!
Pets here: Anyone want to house-sit a dog and nine fish?
Personal items left: Pack away? In the house? Elsewhere?
Starting package for partner: Parkas and Boots? Food? Toiletries?
Winterizing and regular house maintenance?
Packing: What to take?
Banking: Local accounts? Exchange rates?
Budget: Cost of Living? Unknown expenses?
Family: School for son? Social life for wife?
Work: Grade level? Curriculum? Philosophies? Requirements for assessment and reporting?
Travel: Getting there and Back? Overlap with partner here or there? Vacations while there?
Utilities: Transfer names? Fees for changing responsible party?
Electric: Protecting and powering our devices?