Home Exchange

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Home Exchange classifies itself as the leading home-sharing site in the world. They have over 400,000 homes in 187 countries which place them over Love Home Swap. You earn points any time you host and then you can use the points when you stay as a guest. Points are also awarded just for signing up and listing. With Home Exchange, seniors can enjoy affordable travel while meeting new people from around the globe. 

If seniors are infrequent travelers, then they can simply pay by the night. Frequent travelers might want to indulge in the Home Exchange’s subscription plan. Most seniors also appreciate the customized service. You can register for free to check out the hype. If home catches your fancy, then contact the owner to make the necessary arrangements to enjoy home-sharing. 

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Price 9/10
Features 8/10
Ease 8/10
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Membership fees per year start out at $150. You can also pay per night at $15 if you are traveling as a guest.
Offers house swapping services around the world
The site lets members search available houses based on their specific criteria.
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Customer service is available Monday through Friday Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. They are in Paris, France so time zones should be factored. You can also email them.
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50-64 Years
65-74 Years
75-84 Years

Seniors who dream about traveling will appreciate the budget-friendly home-sharing options on Home Exchange. The site is easy to navigate, and you can run filters to find the perfect home for your specific needs. With Home Exchange programs, you can filter the exact things that matter to you to make your trip ideal. 

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Home Exchange is a secure site that lets you find the perfect home sharing agreement to meet your travel needs. With listings in virtually every country, you can find the perfect house to reside in while you soak up the culture. In addition, the site and rentals are very affordable so you can travel on a budget. 

  • A low-cost way to travel the globe
  • The opportunity to meet new people 
  • The chance to live like the locals and soak up the area culture 
  • If you have a second home, then you can use it for swapping instead of letting it sit empty
  • You have the opportunity to work directly with the homeowner to book the home swap 
  • Form a friendship with your guests or the host
  • Can cook your mails at the home and save money by not eating out


Seniors are often very set in their ways so it’s hard to welcome strangers with open arms. Also, your home is your pride and joy so there is the possibility of damage. Home swapping does take time out of your day and you must focus on making your listing appealing. 

  • It's difficult to welcome a stranger into your home
  • The possibility of damage to your home
  • Takes time to focus on home swapping
  • The homes might not appear in real life as they do on the site’s photos

Bottom Line:

If you want to travel without spending a fortune, then Home Exchange is a fantastic option. You can choose from thousands of listings around the globe. With Home Exchange, you not only have the chance to see the world but also build lasting relationships. Most seniors find the service easy to use and they are happy with the results. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the benefits of Home Exchange?

  • You will spend virtually nothing on accommodations
  • You can cook in instead of dining out with saves money
  • You could live like a local
  • The chance to meet and become friends with new people

Are you charged for the service? 

You can pay a yearly subscription or by each night. 

Can you list more than one property? 

Yes, you can list as many properties as you want. 

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