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Best Home Exchange Websites – Updated July 2015

Click here to read the updated version of this post from July 2017 When I decided to try out house swapping I was overwhelmed by the number of websites serving people interested in home exchange. I spent a few weeks going through them at random, and searching in vain for objective reviews or at least some […]

Homelink Review June 2015

Updated review available from July 2016 here! Review date: May 2015 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. 12 languages with country-specific customer service for 27 countries Review May 2015

Updated review May 2016 now available!  Review updated May 2015 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: 289 Asia:  779 North America: 17,536 Europe: 34,378 Oceana: 1,919 South America: 807 These […]

LoveHomeSwap review April 2015

Updated review from May 2016 now available! Review updated: April 2015 Founded in 2009 14 day free trial $189/year gold membership, $229/year silver membership, $249/year platinum membership English and French Significant venture and private equity funding since 2011 65,000 listings (claimed) in 160+ countries Review update notes: A year ago I reviewed LoveHomeSwap after using the site […]

Guest to Guest Review April 2015

Updated review from June 2016 now available Review updated April 2015 Founded in 2011 Free, with charge for add on services including verification and security deposits. Angel funded, single founder, created by 22 families from around the world English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German 109,167 listings 

Cosmopolit Home Review: Points-Based Home Exchange

This review is out of date. See my updated review of Nightswapping (Cosmopolit Home’s new name) Review date: November 2014 Founded in 2011 Free membership, $9.90 per swap Founded in France, recently received $2.5M in funding English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Netherlands 6000 listings in 54 countries Summary: Cosmopolit Home offers a unique system of home exchange that […]

Couchsurfing Meets House Swapping: Trampolinn Launches New Home Exchange Service

Trampolinn launched a new home exchange service in March, entering the rather crowded field of house swap sites which now includes 67 others. But their take on the home exchange is a bit different; they are focused on a points-based system. Only a few other home exchange programs use points right now, though there seems to be […]

The Vacation Exchange Network Review

 Review date: May 2014 Vacation homes only, mostly in the U.S. Founded in 1997 First year free, $69.95/yr; $250/exchange, $500/indirect exchange week  English only 1500 listings mostly in the U.S.

Exclusive Exchanges Review

 Review date: May 2014 Luxury homes only $399/year English only 1670 listings 

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