Traveling with HomeExchange will change the way you see your vacations, and the world! Home swapping will allow you to experience more human and authentic vacations.
1. Go on reciprocal or non-reciprocal exchanges thanks to the GuestPoints system
GuestPoints were created to resolve the following problem: imagine that people who live in Germany would like to come to your home, but you wish to go to Italy. Without GuestPoints, a simple reciprocal exchange would be impossible. With GuestPoints, the German travelers will be able to come to your home in exchange for GuestPoints that you can use to travel to Italy.
Thanks to this system you can organize two types of exchanges on HomeExchange:
- I host the person whose home I am staying in: this is a reciprocal exchange, because I am both a guest and a host.
- The person whose home I am staying in is not interested in coming to my home, in which case I give my host a certain amount of GuestPoints per night. This amount is determined by the site. This is a non-reciprocal exchange because I can either be a guest OR a host.
This system opens up many more exchanges so you don't have to find "the perfect partner" to exchange with. You can decide whether you want to host or be hosted for each exchange, opening up thousands more possibilities!
2. Access the largest home exchange community in the world
As the world leader in home swapping, HomeExchange connects you to more than 150,000 like-minded members in 145 countries. Whether you'd like to visit Paris, Corsica or Brittany in France... or other countries such as Canada, Spain or Germany, you will always find an exchange that meets your needs and desires. Discover all of our destinations!
3. Sign up for free!
You can sign up and create your account for free! Upon doing so, you will be awarded GuestPoints for completing certain sections of your profile. Once your profile and listing are complete, you can activate your annual membership for $220 and access all our website features as well as exclusive member benefits. If you have any questions or need help, you can contact us.
4. Travel with peace of mind
We’ve got you covered with our guarantees and services implemented to foster trust between our members:
- All the exchanges finalized on our website benefit from our guarantees that cover your home and your exchanges.
- As the world leader in home exchange, we offer you a dedicated team that is equipped to assist you before, during and after your exchange. We are available for general inquiries and emergencies any day of the week.
- We also verify every member’s profile for free: our team can check the addresses and identities of the members on the site. Once your profile has been verified, you may choose to only host other verified members.
- Furthermore, after each exchange, the host and guest share a review of their exchange and the review is posted on their profile bringing more transparency and trust to our community.
- Lastly, you can chat with other members and come to agreements together before finalizing your exchanges. All your confidential information is protected.
5. Join a community with shared values and a deep sense of trust
HomeExchange helps you organize exchanges with members who share strong values of respect, allowing you to travel and exchange in total confidence. As a member, you can join our Facebook groups to chat with other members and our team, share your experiences, ask questions, and get website updates before anyone else…
Groups are open communities created around different lifestyles, which facilitates your overall exchange and travel experiences! This way, those who have similar lifestyles can connect and feel more confident about exchanging their homes.