Home Exchange, founded in 1992, is the most popular home-exchange club online. As a member you agree to open your home, condo or apartment to other members. You can either swap homes at a time convenient to you both or you can host a member and then stay at their home as their guests (what is known as a "hospitality exchange" and is a great way to both meet new people and have an easily accessible tour guide). You can exchange any sort of accommodation; for example, one member traded his home for a 40-foot yacht and another couple swapped a villa in Italy for a RV in Oregon. Often, home exchangers will include their automobiles as part of the package. Home Exchange includes more than 39,000 listings in 146 countries. Its founders wanted to create "a comfortable alternative to high-priced hotels and typical tourist vacations" by living as a local, not a tourist. "We and our Members have found Home Exchange to be a great way to travel with children, to take local and weekend trips, and a source of friendships and cultural experiences not available with any other kind of vacation." Categories: All Locations, Popular Locations, Most Recent Listings.
Notes: You can list your home on Home Exchange without including any of your personal contact information; emails are forwarded to you by the site and you provide that information only when the exchange is made.
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