Home Exchange Types

There are two main home exchange types:

1. Home Exchange

This is when a host provides their home to a guest at a time when the host will not be present in the home, this can be a:
  • Simultaneous exchange occurs when Members swap homes at the same time.

Same exchange dates—Simultaneous exchange

  • Non-simultaneous exchange occurs when the swap is done in two parts. For example, Member A will stay at Member B’s home for a week in spring, and Member B will stay in Member A’s home for a week in summerwith the hosts staying elsewhere during each visit. Members who offer their second homes for exchange have greater leeway in arranging their exchange dates.    

Different exchange dates—Non-simultaneous exchange


2. Hospitality Exchange

Many Members choose to host each other in their homes, welcoming their exchange partners as guests. While some Members prefer the privacy of the home exchange option, the advantages of a hospitality exchange include more flexibility in scheduling the trip and the potential to have your own local tour guide. Some exchangers also enjoy the social aspect of a hospitality exchange.