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Soliciting (spamming?) for guests on home exchange networks

Home exchange is a relatively labor intensive process. It often takes many inquiries to find a match for a trip you want to take. Now, in addition to searching for matches for places to stay, there’s a growing trend of members soliciting for guests on home exchange networks that allow hosts to earn credit towards […]

Horizon App Funding Campaign

Home exchange with a social conscience is how I’d describe the Horizon App. This network helps travelers find lodging and make personal connections through their stays. And it encourages “payment” to hosts through donations to charities. I interviewed Drew Meyers, the founder of Horizon, back in 2016. Since that time they’ve added a program in […]

GuesttoGuest acquires another house swap network: Echangedemaison

In April GuesttoGuest announced acquisition of Echangedemaison, a Canadian home swap network with just under 6000 members. Since 2015 GuesttoGuest has raised nearly $50 million in funding. They’ve used this money to buy several other home exchange networks over the past two years. In early 2017 GuesttoGuest acquired HomeExchange.com, combining two of the largest home exchange […]

Home exchange networks are exposing your information publicly

The recent Facebook data leak case with Cambridge Analytica has caused people to think more carefully about how their personal information is exposed online. It has certainly made me more aware of this issue. While working on updates to my home exchange network reviews I noticed that most networks make a lot of information about their […]

Holiday Swap introduces new app for home exchange

Holiday Swap launched a new home exchange network late last year. Focused on connecting travelers for either exchanged or hosted lodging, holiday swap charges just $1 per bed per night. So if you agree to a week long swap with someone who offers you a two bedroom waterfront villa in Thailand, you’ll pay $14 for […]

An inside look at the GuesttoGuest ambassador Program

Guest Post from Etienne, an experienced house swapper from France, and an ambassador for GuesttoGuest. GuesttoGuest was launched in 2011. In early 2015, they decided to associate some members to an ambassador program, which started in June 2015. The aim of this program is to help the website to develop, on a volunteer basis, in […]

Tips for writing a listing description that makes your home stand out

Guest Post by Janis Fisher Chan of Travel on the House When you search for a home exchange, what makes one home seem more appealing than another? It might be the way the home is described. Along with great photos, a vivid description makes your home stand out from the competition. These tips will help […]

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 […]

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