Community Guidelines

Home Exchange is a global Community of smart, like-minded travelers. A Community based on trust, goodwill and mutual respect. By complying with the following Guidelines you can help ensure it stays a friendly and inspiring place for all of us.

1. Respect Other Members

Respect others and they will respect you. We encourage everyone to treat other Members with respect and consideration. Home Exchangers live all over the worldfrom Cambodia, Brazil and South Africa, to Canada, France and China. We are people on different paths in life, with different cultural backgrounds, different language skills, ages and passions. One thing that we all have in common is our belief in a smarter way of traveling.  

Home Exchangers around the world
Home Exchangers live around the world

2. Respect the Community

We believe the Home Exchange Community will offer you unforgettable travel experiences, even life-long friendships, as it has for thousands of our Members worldwide. Check out our Member Stories. We are sure they will inspire you in many ways. Join, embrace and respect this fascinating Community and enjoy everything it can offer you.
Community of trust and good will

3. Help Us Help You

Questions? Doubts? Or just curious? Get in touch! We love to hear from our Members, and we will do everything in our power to make your Home Exchange experience an enjoyable one.

4. Let Home Exchange Inspire You

Being open to any exchange offer will bring you opportunities you have never even imagined. Even if the dates for your next vacation are set you might save the contact for a future exchange. Always answer messages and be curious. Our most experienced Members love this magic of Home Exchange. Let it inspire you!


5. Write Fair Reviews

Write a review after every exchange. Exchange Reviews are an important part of our Community. When writing a review, please stick to the facts and back them up with examples. The best reviews provide constructive information that others will find useful. Highlight the information that you think will help others.

6. Have Fun

Having fun is important. Life is all about having fun. Just remember that having fun doesn't need to be expensive or extravagant. It can also be simple and easy. You can have an exceptional experience that you will remember for the rest of your life by traveling anywhere in the world and staying for free.

Home Exchangers having fun around the world

Happy Home Exchanging!