Swap stops: Barter Week offers ‘free’ stays in exchange for skills

With properties in more than 60 countries, the world’s first Barter Week will allow the budget-conscious to swap goods or expertise for accommodation

10 of the best places to stay in Marrakech

These riads, hostels and hotels not only offer roof-terrace views of the medina and calm courtyards to escape the heat, they are also excellent value given Marrakech’s enduring popularity

10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada

Whether it’s backcountry camping, huts for post-hike relaxation or a hot tub and luxury cabin after a day in a canoe, our tipsters know some great stays

Bordeaux’s free holiday cabins: basic but still beautiful

Dotted around Bordeaux, Les Refuges Périurbains are architect-designed shelters that cost nothing to stay in – though don’t expect hot tubs or minibars

The best secret beaches, pubs and places to stay in the UK

For those who like to keep things low-key, here are some lovely, quiet coastal spots, cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views