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Judith is an active sharing economy enthusiast and has currently organized 3 exchanges as a HomeExchange member. Her home sits right on the shores of Lake Champlain and is only a short 1 hour drive from Montreal or a 30 minute drive from Vermont.

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home exchange traveler Judith

Why did you join the HomeExchange community?

I joined HomeExchange because as an experienced home exchanger, I found it was sometimes difficult to interest others in a mutual exchange. With HomeExchange’s point system, exchanging is more flexible.

Judith's home exchange backyard

Were you a host or a guest during your recent exchange?

I was a host for two recent exchanges, neither of which was with native English speakers (my language). HomeExchange’s translation tools make communicating via the website easy and help to overcome any misunderstandings or miscommunication when bridging language differences.

Did you have any concerns or fears before the exchange?

With the points system, I felt I could be putting my property more at risk than with a mutual exchange where both parties have something at stake. However, HomeExchange guests have been extremely conscientious and careful and have left our home in perfect shape.

Judith's home exchange living room

Did you like the relationship you had with your guests?

Because of our geographical circumstances, I do not always get to meet our guests in person. It is always a far richer experience when we do get to meet our exchange partners.

What do you think is the best advantage of swapping your home?

A house swap places you in a neighborhood rather than a commercial area zoned for hotels so you get a better feel for how the locals live. You have the privacy and freedom to come and go on your own schedule as well as having all the comforts of home.

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