Accommodation often represents a large part of one’s total travel budget. Renting a vacation home can quickly become more than 500€ a week. However, with home exchange you can save money by staying in a vacation home for free.

Forget vacation homes: switch to home exchange

How not to pay for seasonal rental?

Home exchange: exchange your home with a member of HomeExchange for your holidays.Home exchange is a practice dating back to the 1950s. The idea is simple: you go to the home of someone who comes to your home for the holidays. Today, free sites such as HomeExchange allow you to do exchange your home for free. No need to pay for a seasonal rental rental: you stay for free.

How does it work?

Stay in a vacation home in France this summer: Nadia welcomes you!


Nadia offers her home in Hérault for a home exchange. What will you love about her home? “We love enjoying the southern sun from the garden with a good barbecue and tomatoes freshly picked from the garden,” explains Nadia.

Travel to a vacation home in Spain

Uta has already completed three home exchange on HomeExchange. Her gorgeous home in the Balearic Islands has a pool that overlooks the sea. Marta, one of Uta’s guests, tells us, “everything was perfect! The home’s location, the garden, and all the tips Uta gave us about visiting the islands.”


Zésar lives in the province of Girona in Spain in a house typical of the region with a beautiful gardenOur home is located in a rural village in the middle of nature,” explains Zésar. Pascale, who hosted Zésar at his home in France, says, “Sometimes it’s difficult to understand each other when we speak different languages, but the exchange went really well, Zésar and his family were perfect guests.”

Do a home exchange in the middle of nature in the US


In New Hampshire, Sandy's home is tucked away in Grafton County. “Perfect for Large Family Gatherings, Reunions, Retreats, Sleeps up to 37 people.”


Contact Sandy on HomeExchange suggest a home exchange! More than 6,000 Americans offer their homes for exchange on HomeExchange.

Go on holiday in a family home anywhere in France


Marc has already exchanges his home in the Haut Rhin in Kientzheim. Contact Marc on the HomeExchange site and offer him a home exchange.


Bénédicte lives in theTourcoing Region in Bondues and offers her home for an exchange over the holidays. What will you love about Bénédicte’s home? “In the winter we love having a glass of wine while reading a good book by the fire. The summer we spend a lot of time in the pool!”


Stephane lives in Brittany in a home right on the water, with an unmatched view of the Aber-Wrac’h. “*It’s an ideal pied à terre to visit the countryside and promenade along the coast,” *explains Stephane.

Travel anywhere in the world without paying for accommodation


Marte lives in Trancoso in Brasil in an amazing house open to the surrounding nature. Trancoso is located on the Brasilian coast not far from Itaquena. “When it’s warm, you’ll love to take a book out to the hammock in the garden,” Marta recommends.


Discover Switzerland with home exchange at Beda’s home overlooking Champex Lake and the mountians. Lidia from Rome was invited by Beda this winter and says, “It’s the perfect place to relax an enjoy nature. In February: it’s such a nice location between the frozen lake and family ski slopes with no lift lines, a real treat!

Fanny is also a member of the HomeExchange community and lives in this chalet in Neubois, Alsace.


In the summer you can enjoy the beautiful covered terrace and visit the neighbor’s chickens!


Matthew is another member who lives in Los Angeles County. “Our home is in the most comfortable walking neighborhood. The street ends at a park. 1 mile to Universal Studios, 3 miles to Hollywood. Close to LA attractions. Great location!”

With home exchange, you can stay anywhere in the world for free, so:

How does it work?

No need to find a home with a pool for rent: stay for free

Can’t imagine the summer without a big pool and garder? Browse a sample of our homes with pools.

Take a holiday to Toni’s home with a pool in the US


Toni lives in Palm Springs in this modern home with a pool. “Each morning you wake to the sounds of the water fountains and the fragrance of flowers. You can breakfast in the cactus garden in the shade of a beautiful tree among the bougainvillea and oleander blossoms while you watch the birds frolic!” says Toni.

Take advantage of a terrace with a view in Martinique

Need to escape the grey of the city? Contact Martine who lives in Martinique to propose a home exchange. Martine explains that at her home, “we have a living room that doesn’t get much use because we spend so much time on the terrace and in the chaise longue next to the pool.”

Escape to the Alps to enjoy the view!


John is already an aficionado of home exchange since his first exchange a year ago. John’s home in the Rhones-Alpes seduced his home exchange guests. Alexandrine, who was hosted by John tells, “The view of the mountains and the pool are lovely. You can hike right from the house and it’s magnificent. we highly recommend it!

Find your vacation home with a pool in Provence


Finally, if you’re looking for a vacation home with a pool in Provence, more than 3,000 members of the HomeExchange community offer their homes for exchange. Don’t wait any longer to contact them and propse an exchange for this summer!

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