Organize a house swap with HomeExchange

Whether you are a newcomer to HomeExchange or have swapped your home dozens of times, you may not understand everything about GuestPoints. Here’s how to arrange a home exchange with GuestPoints.

2 types of home exchanges

On HomeExchange, you can organize two types of home swaps.

Reciprocal exchanges

Home exchanges can be reciprocal: you stay at the home of a member who comes to yours. You can even exchange on different dates for different lengths of time. It’s flexible and easy to arrange with another member.

Non-reciprocal exchanges using GuestPoints

Home exchange can be non-reciprocal thanks to our GuestPoints system; you earn GuestPoints by hosting, and you spend them by staying nights at another member’s home. Your host earns points from your stay and can then use them to go elsewhere.

You earn GuestPoints by hosting, and you spend them when staying at another member’s home.

The Guest will have to pay for our annual Membership ($150/year) to finalise his exchange.

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What are GuestPoints?

GuestPoints allow you to travel where and whenever you want.

The GuestPoint system was created to facilitate non-reciprocal home exchanges. Reciprocal home exchanges can sometimes be difficult to organize because it might be hard to find another member that wants to go on vacation to your home during the same dates that you want to go to theirs.

Your house is measured in GuestPoints/night.

By registering all your home information, the site will automatically give a GuestPoints value to your home.


If your home is valued at 100 GuestPoints/night, each member who comes to your home for a non-reciprocal exchange will have to give you 100 GuestPoints for each night they stay at your home.

Tip: you can decrease your GuestPoints’ amount/night manually. If you set your GuestPoints/night below 150, you may find you receive more requests!

How can I organize a home exchange with GuestPoints?

Welcome gift: 1150 GuestPoints when you try HomeExchange

When you register for HomeExchange, you will automatically receive 1150 GuestPoints when your profile is 100% complete. Use these GuestPoints to be hosted by one of our members on an exchange.

How can I do a house swap with GuestPoints?

We advise you to propose the two types of exchange. For example, write to one of our members and ask “Would you be interested in a reciprocal exchange, if not, would you be interested in hosting me for GuestPoints?” When you are flexible with your arrangements, you're more likely to find a good match.

How can I earn more GuestPoints?

Hosting members in your home during non-reciprocal exchanges means you will receive GuestPoints.Verifying your account and identity with our team will help boost your standing within our community and you will receive 100 additional GuestPoints.

Don't have enough GuestPoints to finalize an exchange?

To earn GuestPoints, you can:

  • Refer HomeExchange to your friends
  • Share your home exchange experience

Don't have enough points to complete an exchange? Don’t stress, contact us at, so we can help you finalize your exchange.

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