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House Swap Website Reviews

Here’s a list of all the swap sites I’ve reviewed so far. Also check out my summary of the reviews which includes a discussion of how to pick the right site for you. Love Home Swap Guest to Guest Cosmopolit Home Roof Swap Geenee Exchange Zones Home Link Home for Exchange Home for Swap Intervac Swapeo […]

First Home Exchange Alliance Review

 Review date: July 2016 $40/yr – $79/yrPart of the First Home Exchange Alliance (FHEA), this site shares listings and virtually identical functionality with the following sites: InventedCity Home Base Holidays Green Theme International Guardian English only 2340 listings These four sites now share a search engine and most of the site functionality […]

My Twin Place Review – July 2016

Review date: July 2016 Founded in 2012 Free to sign up, pay 9.99€/night Owned by two Spanish men committed to collaborative consumption Languages: English, French, Spanish 5181 listings (they claim 35,000 destinations but I can’t see any basis for this claim) Listings by region: North America: 1497 Europe: 1994 South America: 305 Africa: 881 Australia + New […]

Guest to Guest Review July 2016

Review updated July 2016 Founded in 2011 Free, with charge for add on services including verification and security deposits. Single founder, created by 22 families from around the world English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German 235,000 listings 

Homelink Review July 2016

 Review date: July 2016 Founded in 1953 $95/yr Originally a paper-based swap service founded by a man focused on swaps for teachers in the U.S. and a woman focused on swaps for armed service people in the UK.

Intervac Home Exchange Review June 2016

Review date: June 2016 Founded in 1953 $99/year, 20 day free trial 15 languages Started in Europe by some teachers 6,642 listings All but about 1000 of their listings are in Europe, but searches don’t return counts making it difficult to determine exact numbers by country or continent. For this reason I’m unable to update […] Review May 2016

 Review updated May 2016 Founded in 1992 $150 per year Privately held and run by Ed Kushkins 16 languages 65,000 listings in 150 countries  Listings by geographic region (approximate, based on counting from map view): Africa: 400 Asia:  500 North America: 20,000 Europe: 31,000 Oceana: 3500 South America: 1000 These numbers do not add up to 65,000, […]

LoveHomeSwap Review May 2016

 Review updated: May 2016 Founded in 2009 14 day free trial $240/year membership, $408/year gold/standard (currently on sale for $276), $816/year platinum (currently on sale for $408) English and French Significant venture and private equity funding since 2011 90,000 listings (claimed) in 160+ countries Review update notes: I’ve found Love Home Swap (LHS) to be quite useful […]

NightSwapping Home Exchange Review – Updated February 2016

This is an update to my July review of NightSwapping Review date: February 2016 Founded in 2011 Free membership, €9.90 per swap Founded in France, venture funding backed English, French, Spanish, Italian 150,000 members in 160 countries (reported by website, unverified) Summary: NightSwapping offers a unique system of home exchange that combines hosted and unhosted points-based swaps. With the option to […]

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