$40/yr – $79/yr
The First Home Exchange Alliance (FHEA) includes four networks that share listings and virtually identical functionality:
- Home Base Holidays
- Green Theme International
These four sites now share a search engine and most of the site functionality but continue to advertise themselves as distinct home exchange networks. They even have different pricing and trial memberships. Hint: join Green Theme International for the cheapest price ($40/year).
Searching: Searches start with a geography prompt and include filters for various relevant features of the home and swap family. There is a no map search functionality but they advertise that it will be coming soon.
Listings: The search results display good usable summary information and each individual listing has all the relevant details easily organized for viewing.
This network offers the following variations on house swapping:
- simultaneous or non-simultaneous house swap – this is the traditional model where two parties swap houses for an agreed upon set of dates. Non-simultaneous works best with second homes, but is also useful for people going on vacation and leaving their home empty. In this case each party picks different dates for the swap.