Updated review from June 2016 now available Review updated April 2015 guesttoguest.com 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
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This review is out of date. See my updated review of Nightswapping (Cosmopolit Home’s new name) Review date: November 2014 cosmopolithome.com 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 […]
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 […]
Review date: May 2014 thevacationexchange.com 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.
This is a pretty basic house swap site, without many features. But if you only want to travel within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and you don’t want to be bothered by listings or invitations from anywhere else in the world, this might be a good site for you to join. OIA does have a relatively large number of listings in this specific region of the world. Though the larger house swap sites have these numbers and a lot of other options and features as well.
See also my more recent review of the First Home Exchange Alliance Review date: April 2014 gti-home-exchange.com Founded in 1989 £ 25/year They are part 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, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, […]