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How to survive a Homad

Holidaying on Mum and Dad this year? If so, here are the essential rules of engagement

To discuss this article visit First Drafts, Prospect’s blog A June survey by the website Holiday Rentals found that half of young Britons were considering holidaying with their parents this year—evidence, the company claimed, for a new fad among cash-strapped young professionals: the Homad, or Holiday on Mum and Dad.

Recession or not, I’ve been Homading all my adult life. This summer I’ll be decamping with my family, partner and about 70 distant cousins to the coast of North Carolina. And after consulting friends—especially those who’ve also opted for financially precarious professions like writing or standup comedy—I’ve found others who…

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