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Disaster Response Peer to Peer lodging

Airbnb activated their Disaster Response system for Hurricane Harvey a few weeks ago. This tool enables hosts to provide free lodging for those in need in affected parts of Texas and Louisiana. After the 2012 Hurricane Sandy disaster in New York, Airbnb built the disaster response feature into it’s platform. During disaster response events Airbnb […]

Home Exchange and Short-Term Rental: What’s the Difference?

by Janis Fisher Chan Our traveling life started late:  once our kids were on their own, we moved from the dark, sprawling home they’d grown up in to a compact, sunny home overlooking a marsh where snowy egrets stalked their breakfast. But we were restless.  We wanted to spend a couple of months in Rome, […]

Helpstay labor for lodging 3 years later

There are a number of variations on peer to peer lodging for travelers: home exchange, rental lodging and couchsurfing are the most common options. But there’s also a growing movement of opportunities to swap your labor for lodging (and sometimes food too). Small businesses and individuals who need some extra help can now advertise these […]

My first home exchange noshow

My hosts for a two night home exchange stay in Bali just disappeared after agreeing to the swap. This was a home exchange I booked through LoveHomeSwap using points. It was a mistake booking; I actually only needed the place for one day. I’ve written about this mistake already, which you can read about here. […]

Nightswapping Acquires MyTwinPlace

MyTwinPlace announced at the end of July that they’ve been acquired by Nightswapping. I’m not surprised by this development. I think the partnership makes sense because these two networks were both facilitating a form of points-based home exchange using the cost of renting your home for a night as the basis. And MyTwinPlace had failed […]

Nightswapping Pivots from Home Exchange to Rental Lodging

The Nightswapping home exchange network has pivoted into a peer-to-peer rental lodging network. They still claim to offer home exchanges. But the entire system is based on paying money for lodging and there’s little resembling house swapping remaining. As a result I’ve removed Nightswapping from my home exchange network spreadsheet and instead added them into […]

Everything you need to know to get started home exchanging

This is a beginners guide to home exchange. Many people find my website because they want to get started house swapping. This post is meant to teach you the basics. It’s been over a year since I wrote my Getting Started with Home Exchange post.  Some things have changed and I have written some new stuff […]

Swap Pets for Free Pet Sitting

For people with pets, travel comes with extra stress and expense. Finding someone you trust to care for your pet isn’t easy. PetFam offers a solution to this pet sitting problem. It’s a peer to peer network connecting people with other pet owners in their neighborhood. PetFam launched this free service in Vancouver last year. […]

Home for Home Review – August 2017

 Review date: August 2017 homeforhome.com $61/year, 1 month free trial Founded in 2008 (this is when blogging began) Grupo Intercom “the leading group in Spain for the creation and development of Internet businesses.” English, Italian, Spanish, French and German 42,212 listings in 136 countries

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