This Halloween season, don’t let home-exchanging scare you! Leave that to the ghosts, ghouls and goblins.

Contrary to what some people may believe, home-exchanging is not as frightening as it may sound. It may seem nerve-wracking - going to an unfamiliar city to an unfamiliar home where perhaps you don’t understand the local language. But that’s the beauty of home-exchanging, because an unfamiliar city turns into your favorite one, an unfamiliar home turns into a cozy one and the unfamiliar language becomes a new one for you to learn! It is a totally unique and unforgettable experience catered to you.

Our first exchange was in 2007 to the South of France - 5 weeks! The wife had grown up in my neighborhood here in California and wanted to bring her family to visit her parents, who live a few blocks from us, without crowding into their house. I was SO nervous! They arrived here before we left for France so we had them over for lunch and invited our neighbors over to meet them. They became great friends with one set of neighbors and they ended up visiting them in France a couple of years later! - Anita, 7 exchanges
Valerie's first reciprocal exchange
We decided on our first reciprocal exchange after much apprehension, and since then, it was followed by 10 others. Always successful and sometimes unexpected, home-exchanging is a state of mind and a pleasure to discover. It’s carried by the pleasure of sharing the riches of its region with welcoming as much as there is to discover. -Valerie, 13 exchanges

Travel worry-free with HomeExchange!

  1. With our guarantees, you do not have to worry about the things you cannot control. You’re covered in case your host cancels (rare, although anything can happen!). We understand that accidents happen, so you’re also covered in case of damages. That goes both ways, for you and your exchange partner!
  2. Budgeting has never been easier because the annual Membership allows you to travel unlimited times in a year!
  3. You can travel stress-free without worrying about man’s best friend. Leave your pets and plants at home without having to find someone to look after them while you are away.
Our first exchange offer was 3 weeks in Brisbane, Australia. I could not believe it as we are in the UK. Hubby was very sceptical. But we decided to go for it. The exchange was amazing and I knew then home-exchange was for us. We have since done 47 exchanges and it's still amazing. -Eileen, 60 exchanges

So, this season, instead of letting your fears get the best of you, overcome them by trying something new.

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