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Home exchange is an idea from the fifties, and in its simplest form involves two parties exchanging their homes, and so have a free accomodation wherever they wish to travel - and where they can actually find someone interested in their own location. And here is the catch: you need mutual interest for it to work. Recently points based exchanges have appeared, so you can get points for others staying in your home and then "spend" those points at other locations.
Home exchange - or home swapping - is somewhere between the better known cousins, Couchsurfing and AirBNB. While it's easier to join Couchsurfing as there is no need to own a home, it's a bit inconvinient to sleep on others' couches for anything more then a few days. AirBNB on the other hand is confortable, but has a price tag. Home exchange is both confortable and free. Of course, you need to have enough trust and courage to live in someone else's flat, and also let them use yours. It's definitely worth it.
Home exchanges are arranged on specialized sites, much like dating sites. Some have yearly or per exchange fees, others are free. Both options have advantages or disadvantages. ExchangeMouse is not an exchange site, you can't contact others here - you need to go to theese existing sites. We do one thing very well: find the right clubs and homes for your specific needs.
Set where you want to go and when, and limit matching swappers to those who would like to visit your area.
Home exchange is an idea from the fifties, and in its simplest form involves two parties exchanging their homes, and so have a free accomodation wherever they wish to travel - and where they can actua...
ExchangeMouse is a free metaseaerch engine for the home exchange sector. It is not a home exchange club itself, instead it helps users find the right site for their specific location and destination p...