HomeExchange: How does it work?

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HomeExchange is the world leader in home exchange vacations. With over 150,000 members in 145 countries, discover an affordable, authentic and safe way to travel the world.  Discover how you can exchange homes for your next vacation.

What do I have to do to get started?

Create your free listing

Step 2

Create your listing (it's free!), and fill out your profile.

- Introduce yourself and choose your favorite destinations

- Promote your home by adding nice pictures

- Don't forget to add your home's availability in the calendar

Step 2

Look for homes in destinations that interest you and send exchange requests

- Send personalized messages and respond to other member requests that you receive

- Organize the details of your exchange by communicating with your host via the HomeExchange messaging system

Step 3

Become a Member and finalize your exchange!

- Once the details are set, the exchange must be pre-approved by your host

- If you're not already a Member, sign up for $220 for a year of unlimited exchanges

You're officially a HomeExchange Member for the next 12 months! Finalize your exchange and pack your bags!

What kinds of exchange vacations can I organize?

Reciprocal Exchange

The Classic Exchange

Two families exchange each others' homes, whether simultaneously or on different dates. This is called a "reciprocal" exchange.

Exchange with GuestPoints

Exchange with GuestPoints

GuestPoints are the key to an easy exchange. What happens if you find another Member with an available home, but that Member doesn't want to stay at your home in return? You can offer them GuestPoints that they can use to go stay at another Member's home in the destination of their choosing! Each Member receives GuestPoints when they sign up and when they host other Members.

Example: You and your family go on a 6-night vacation to France and stay at another Member's home for 100 GPs per night. You would give your host 600 GPs for this vacation. Your host can use these 600 GPs to organize their vacation.

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The HomeExchange Annual Membership

For $220/year, you can take advantage of the following:

Unlimited Worry-free Exchanges
Unlimited number of exchanges
Loyalty Badge
500 GP bonus for your first year
Member Support at your fingertips
Assistance in case of cancellation or non-compliance
Property damage coverage

Member Benefits
Facebook groups to meet other Members and discover new places to travel.
Exchange Guarantee: If you don't find an exchange in your first year, the second year of Membership is free.

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Download the complete guide to finding your first exchange.

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