Your process to find home exchanges is getting caught up in the frenzy: sending messages, finalizing a simultaneous exchange at Christmas, another one in February to go skiing, then two or three with GuestPoints to take advantage of the long weekends in May... Then you find yourselves a bit empty-handed, you’ve used up many of your GuestPoints with summer just around the corner!
Discover our tips to hit the GuestPoint jackpot and finalize your exchanges without worry!
Host, Host, Host
The main way to get GuestPoints is, of course, to host other members of the community. In exchange for your warm welcome, you will receive the number of GuestPoints attributed to your home, multiplied by the number of nights your guests stay. These GuestPoints will be transferred to your account once the exchange is finalized on the site.
Did you know that it is also possible to organize simultaneous exchanges WITHOUT GuestPoints?
Yes, GuestPoints are like antibiotics: they’re not automatic! Some members prefer to organize their reciprocal exchanges without using GuestPoints. This is a personal choice, which is very simply done by checking a button on your home page, after discussion with your potential exchange partner.
So, you don't necessarily need GuestPoints to finalize an exchange!
Become an Optimal Member & get 500 GuestPoints
A complementary solution for getting GuestPoints (and unlimited travel for only 130 € / year) : become an Optimal Member and receive 500 GPs when you sign up.
Being an Optimal Member means paying just 130€/year for unlimited exchanges, with as many travelers as you want, for as many nights as you like. Savings galore for a more authentic and unforgettable vacation!
Learn more about the Optimal Membership
Become a verified member
You can also earn 100 GPs by becoming a verified member. This free service will allow you to have your identity and address validated by our team, and helps build mutual trust within the HomeExchange community.
In addition, becoming a verified member also moves your house up to the top of the list when a member makes a search in your area. You can recognize verified members by the small blue tick that appears on their profile.
Refer your friends
Do you swear that home-exchanging is the best way to go on holiday and are you constantly recommending it to your family and friends? Go one step further and get 125 GPs for each loved one who joins HomeExchange and completes their profile and home description to 100% (valid for up to 10 people), after being referred by you.
Learn more about referring your friends
Tell Us Your HomeExchange Stories
The stories you tell about your exchanges are valuable to other HomeExchangers. By sharing your experiences, your adventures as well as tips and tricks, you share them with the whole community and are therefore helping other members.
We thank you for sharing your stories by awarding you 50 GPs for each complete and detailed story you share. If you can and don’t mind, don’t hesitate to attach photos of you and your family while on your exchanges to illustrate your anecdotes and make your story come alive: it allows other members to better imagine themselves there!Plan my next vacation!