Ready to learn how to get started with HomeExchange?

HomeExchangers are looking forward to welcoming you to the community! You may be wondering, "how does home exchange work?" Well, you've come to the right place! Here you will find a complete overview about how HomeExchange works. You'll learn about GuestPoints, the different types of exchanges, HomeExchange guarantees, and our fundamental principles that make our community so unique.

The basics

Types of exchanges

There are two types of exchanges: reciprocal and non-reciprocal.
A reciprocal exchange is when two members swap homes with each other, whether simultaneously or on different dates. But it is also possible to have a non-reciprocal exchange using GuestPoints.

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What are GuestPoints?

The HomeExchange GuestPoints system makes exchanging your home more flexible, simple and easy. Traditional home exchanges (you come to my home and I go to your home) are no longer the only option. HomeExchangers can host a guest at their home for GuestPoints and use these points later to travel to the destination they prefer.

Good news! When you register at HomeExchange you will receive some GuestPoints as a welcome gift, so you can test this new way of traveling, and start your HomeExchange adventure.

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Our values

The HomeExchange fundamentals

HomeExchange is synonymous with welcome. Members stay in real homes of real members. Trust and communication are keys in our HomeExchange values, and with this way of traveling you can learn the real meaning of sharing.

6 HomeExchange principles

Hear from other exchangers

For HomeExchangers, exchanging homes is a unique way to explore the world, but above all, it is a one-of-a-kind way to feel welcome in any destination. But don’t take our word for it and hear what our members love the most about home exchanging, discover their values, their point of view and their passion for traveling.

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Travel as much as you want: the HomeExchange membership

Thanks to the HomeExchange annual membership, you can exchange as many times as you want for just $220 a year. Travel safely thanks to our extensive guarantees and discover the world in an unique and authentic way. With the annual membership, you can explore your region, country, or the world without emptying your bank account and join a welcoming community of passionate travelers.

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Travel with peace of mind: HomeExchange guarantees

The HomeExchange guarantees ensure you have a successful home exchange. You can rest assured that we will be with you through any unforeseen circumstances (cancellations, damages covered...). We want all the members of our community to be able to enjoy safe, satisfying home exchanges.

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A word from HomeExchangers

Why do they choose to travel with HomeExchange?

Travelers trust HomeExchange, and our community of members all over the world, to be a safe and secure way of discovering the world. Hear their reasons to explore the world with HomeExchange.

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Join the HomeExchange Facebook groups

Keep in touch with the community! If you would like to discuss exchanging with other members, share your experiences, learn more about how home exchange works, get some inspiration, ask for advice and be in contact with the HomeExchange team, you will love our Facebook groups.

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