Review date: July 2019
Founded in 2005
owned by Love Home Swap
This network is basically identical to Love Home Swap in most ways. The price is lower and the number of listings is fewer. As far as I can tell, the listings are a subset of what is found on Love Home Swap (~4000 fewer listings). And the pricing is $24 cheaper. If you like this network, I’d recommend just joining Love Home Swap.
I’m not sure why Love Home Swap hasn’t yet fully integrated Home for Exchange, but at this point there must be some strategy involved in running a separate smaller but nearly identical network. The main difference is the lack of points-based exchanging (which also means no instant booking feature).
For a review of searching, listings and site design please see my review of Love Home Swap.
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.
If you’re trying to pick a home swap network to join, check out my reviews of all the major house swap networks.