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Geenee Review – May 2018

Review date: May 2018 geenee.com Founded in 2006 Free Owned by a husband (Australian) and wife (Canadian) team based in the UK English and French 17,800 listings (6000 active) Listings by continent: Africa: 336 Asia: 235 North America: 3,727 Europe: 11,900 Australia: 1,554 South America: 171 Although this appears to be one of the largest home […]

House Swap Holidays Review – May 2018

Review date: May 2018 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. $59.95/yr English only 3310 listings Although they say they are exclusively focused on New Zealand and […]

Marriott offers Airbnb-like home rentals with points earning and spending options

Marriott is piloting an interesting combination of hotel loyalty program and peer-to-peer rental lodging. They are offering home rentals on which members can earn Marriott points. And soon it will be possible to pay with points. The service is only available in London right now. It’s administered through the Marriott Tribute Portfolio brand as Tribute […]

Home for Home Review – May 2018

Review date: May 2018 Home for Home was founded in 2008 and was predominantly serving members from Spain. At last count they had more than 48,000 members in 137 countries. Last year Home for Home was acquired by GuesttoGuest. The note below shows up on the website when you try to sign up for membership. It […]

Exclusive Exchanges Review – May 2018

 Review date: May 2018 exclusiveexchanges.com Luxury homes only $399/year English only 620 listings  It’s been four years since I updated my review of this network and their listings have dropped by half. That’s a bad sign for a house swap network, especially one with such a high price tag. Exclusive Exchanges has updated their website somewhat.  […]

GuesttoGuest acquires another house swap network: Echangedemaison

In April GuesttoGuest announced acquisition of Echangedemaison, a Canadian home swap network with just under 6000 members. Since 2015 GuesttoGuest has raised nearly $50 million in funding. They’ve used this money to buy several other home exchange networks over the past two years. In early 2017 GuesttoGuest acquired HomeExchange.com, combining two of the largest home exchange […]

Switchome Review – May 2018

Review date: May 2018 switchome.org Year founded: 2002 Free Run by a non-profit English, French, German, Italian, Spanish listings: 1692 Members are primarily in France (1373 of the 1692 listings). Switchome also runs a facebook group for members

CasaVersa Review May 2018

Review date: May 2018 casaversa.com Founded in 2012 Free Owned by Ajar ~ Yariv Gilad in Israel English only 702 members in 40 countries Half of the members are in Israel. CasaVersa also runs a facebook group to facilitate exchanges with 3700 members. CasaVersa relaunched their website in 2017, completely redesigned. They also changed business […]

Home exchange networks are exposing your information publicly

The recent Facebook data leak case with Cambridge Analytica has caused people to think more carefully about how their personal information is exposed online. It has certainly made me more aware of this issue. While working on updates to my home exchange network reviews I noticed that most networks make a lot of information about their […]

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