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Comparing costs of home exchange networks

There is wide variability in the pricing models and costs of home exchange networks. I thought it would be interesting to compare them. In this post I’ll compare base level price information for all existing house swap companies. I don’t advocating using price as the only criteria for selecting a network. Many that are free […]

Call for information from home exchange networks

Every year I update my spreadsheet of all the home exchange networks in the world. And one of the biggest challenges is getting accurate membership numbers for each network. Some websites do not display this information to non-members. And even for members this is sometimes hard to calculate. But I have found that most house […]

Cautiously testing home exchange with points – reader story

This reader story is from the same author as the first one I published last week. Etienne is an experienced house swapper from France, and an ambassador for GuesttoGuest. In late 2014, I was still doing only reciprocal swaps through free websites like Geenee or Switchome. But I was looking for a new experience, to […]

RVShare’s new CEO and the potential for peer-to-peer camper rentals

Jon Gray was an executive at HomeAway, a peer-to-peer vacation rental marketplace, for 12 years. His tenure ended only when the company was sold to Expedia in 2015. Now Gray is taking over as CEO of RVShare, a peer-to-peer RV rental platform serving the United States. While I see the rental lodging marketplace as an […]

My First Home Exchange – reader story

This is the first in what I hope will be some fun reader stories about home exchanges. This story comes from Etienne, an active and experienced house swapper from France. In late 2010, my wife and I were young teachers, with long holidays and not enough money to spend on travel 🙂 I heard about home […]

Facebook groups for home exchange

I’ve recently learned that there are a few Facebook groups for members of home exchange networks. These are private groups, meant only for people active in house swapping. HomeExchange.com has groups for members who want to chat about home exchanging. These are geographically grouped, so you are supposed to join the one for your region […]

Soliciting Home Exchange Stories

Many of the regular readers of this website are very experienced house swappers. And some of you have shared stories with me privately, or in comments on articles, about some of your exchanges. Here’s your chance to share stories about your home exchange experiences. Real stories help folks who are new to house swapping learn more […]

Should people without listings be allowed to swap homes?

It sounds like an impossibility. How can you exchange homes if you don’t have a home listed? But I’ve recently come across a case where this makes sense.   Consider this situation: Marcia has deactivated he listing on a home exchange network because she is moving to a new place. Maybe she is selling her […]

Site stats for 2017 and what they say about home exchange

My posts about house swapping and home exchange networks are by far the most popular on this website. So I think it’s safe to assume that when my site is getting lots of traffic it’s mostly from people who are researching home exchanges. Overall, traffic continued to grow in 2017. I was just under 150,000 […]

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