The responses you received so far are based on reality, but I always like to think outside the box. The case of doing an outright exchange is not as easy as so far portrayed, but there are a handful of places and websites you might consider using to achieve your desired outcome. For instance, many people house swap for a period of time. Ideally you may find this as the best solution as once you do in fact get closer to in town you find you miss the comforts of home. Seeing it may only be a summer that you'll have to deal with your homesickness as opposed to a permanent exchange, you'll be comforted to know such a situation doesn't exist and you will have your home back shortly. While there are pros and cons to these type of arrangements, the more you network on these type of services the more you opportunities you'll have to find just the right place and right situation. Consider it a great way to take a vacation as others would enjoy the lake front opportunity you're giving them. You never really know what you had until it's gone.