Review date: June 2018

homeforexchange.com

Founded in 2005

$108/yr

owned by LoveHomeSwap

7,560 listings

Members are predominantly in Europe and total listings on this network are going down over time. But the technology has been significantly updated. I’m not sure why LoveHomeSwap hasn’t yet integrated it fully, but I anticipate this will happen soon. I’d say don’t join this network unless you’re looking for a cheaper back door into LoveHomeSwap.

The technology (searching and listing display functionality) is identical to LoveHomeSwap but with fewer search options. As a result I don’t go into much detail below.

Searching: Searches start with a location and optionally a duration of stay, dates of travel and number of travelers. While this is clean and efficient, there don’t appear to be any additional filters for the search. Results return a nice overview of each home that meets your search criteria along with pins on a map showing locations.

Listings: Display of listings is very functional with a nice calendar of availability.

This site 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.

Site design: Overall nice, just like LoveHomeSwap.

If you’re trying to pick a home swap network to join, check out my reviews of all the major house swap networks.