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.
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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, […]
Review date: April 2014 houseswapholidays.com.au Specialty: New Zealand and Australia only Founded in 2009 Owned by two Kiwis living in Australia who also run Your Home for Mine, a virtually identical site but without the Australia and New Zealand focus. $75.95/yr (half price now) English only 3601 listings
Review date: April 2014 homeexchange50plus.com Founded in 2009 Specialty: Seniors £45/yr, £70/2 yrs, £125/5 yrs Owned by a Scottish couple living in London English site with google translate function built in 850 listings
Review date: April 2014 homeexchangegold.com Year founded unknown $500/yr Run by the same folks who run homeexchange.com English only 42,000 listings in 150 countries per claim on site
Pricing Updated: February 2016 Review date: April 2014 knok.com Founded in 2011 Specialty: Families with children Pricing: $29/year for the first year Owned by a family in Spain. In 2013 this site raised €500 from private investors. English, Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch 30,000 listings in 159 countries (per their press interviews)
This site will translate your ad into French for free, so if you are keen on swapping to France this might be a good one for you. Lifetime members get a year free membership on homeexchange.com, suggesting these sites are somehow affiliated. If you are considering joining homeexchange.com, it’s a good deal to do the lifetime membership on this site instead and get the homeexchange year for free.