You can stay in other members’ homes on reciprocal or non-reciprocal exchanges. You can earn GuestPoints from each type of exchange. Each home is assigned a GuestPoints value per night based on its location, size and amenities.
Your Swap Points from Love Home Swap have been transferred to HomeExchange as GuestPoints. You can use these to finalize an exchange.
Your property listing(s) have transferred over from the Love Home Swap website to HomeExchange. All your photos and reviews should be visible.
However, HomeExchange’s property listings include a few more details than were asked for on Love Home Swap. Not only can you add in the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but it is also recommended that you let members know about the sleeping arrangements in your home, including the different types of beds available.
You should also update the amenities and facilities for your home, as well as its size, as this all contributes towards your home’s total GuestPoints value.
Once you’ve updated your home listing, make sure you verify your home so that it appears to all members. You can do this by following the below steps:
1. Verify your phone number (from your profile)
2. Upload your proof of identity (ID, passport or driver's license of the HomeExchange account holder)
3. Upload your proof of address (a telephone or electricity bill for the home you choose to list on HomeExchange, dated within the last year and in the name of the HomeExchange account holder)
Once you’ve updated your home listing, make sure you check your profile. You can let other members know the languages that you speak, up to 20 of your preferred destinations, and also join groups based on your interests, so you can exchange homes with like-minded individuals.
From the ‘My Profile’ page, you can also include a ‘partner email’. Any notifications you receive from HomeExchange will be sent to that email address as well as your account email, so you and anyone you travel with can simultaneously stay up-to-date.
When looking for your next exchange, you can tailor the search to meet any needs for your trip. You can filter the results for homes that are accessible, environmentally-sustainable and have a broad range of facilities and amenities.
You can filter out homes based on the type of pets that usually reside there, so that you can avoid allergy flare-ups. You can also search for homes belonging to those in the same groups as yourself, seeing only homes of other foodies and art-lovers. Or even homes belonging to members interested in longer-term exchanges.
When it comes to the dates of your trip, you can set exact dates or indicate if you are flexible. You can also hit the ‘last minute’ button to see homes that have availability coming up really soon.
You can access HomeExchange wherever you are with the HomeExchange app. It is available on iOS and Android devices from the app store or the Google Play Store.