Blog Series: Share Your Home Exchange Story


After all is said and done, it’s the home exchange experiences you actually have that determine whether exchanging homes enriches your life or brings you problems. We can tell you that our own experiences have enriched our lives immeasurably and we have heard the same thing from many other people, but it is perhaps the […]

How to Create Your Own Personal Home Exchange Web Page


The first question to ask yourself about having a personal web page is:  Why would you need or want one? For home exchange purposes, the major home exchange web sites allow you to do quite a good job of presenting your home to potential exchangers.  You can put a large number of pictures in your […]

2 Gadgets That Make Our Life Better When We’re At Home and When we Travel


Like a pair of comfortable old shoes, these two little gadgets have established a place in our lives and in our affection.  Together, they fill a little niche and produce a big bang for the buck. The SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3player  is very small and weighs less than an ounce.    It costs around $55.  You […]

If you Want to Learn the Language in the Country Where You Have a Home Exchange


If you love languages, want to keep your mind active, and would enjoy engaging with the people you will meet in a foreign country, you may want to consider a home exchange for a long enough period of time to allow for language study. We ourselves decided last year to commit to trying to learn […]

Back Home From Your Home Exchange


  When you return home from a home exchange you are most likely to find your home neat and clean, as this is a common basic trait of exchangers – to leave the exchange home in at least as good a condition as they found it.  Usually there will also be a thank-you note and […]

Choosing a Home Exchange Website


  The first step in home exchange is deciding which home exchange website(s) to sign up with.   There are fifty or more websites you can find and consider by doing web searches such as “home exchange” or “home swap”. The following are some of the factors to consider in deciding which website to sign up […]