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Off the beaten track, see the world differently

Nicolas Breton, FR - Sep 04, 2015

A new french book to travel out of the standards and conventions of mainstream tourism and try new experiences such as HomeForExchange.

Published in March 2015, this book is a travelogue but also a practical guide. The author tells his travel around the world and gives practical information and keys to live similar experiences : staying in home stay, being a volunteer in exchange for food and accommodation, being an extra for Bollywood, trying a shamanic experience with Ayahuasca... At the end of the book, many advice, ideas, tips and original methods to travel alternatively and off the beaten track are also available. An incredible adventure full of surprises, unusual anecdotes, lessons and advice to travel differently.

One chapter of the book provides practical information to stay in home stays, with HomeForExchange as a reference for the exchange of houses and apartments.

Jij mijn stadshuis, ik jouw Spaanse villa

NRCQ, NL - Jul 26, 2015

NRC - a Dutch daily newspaper - wrote an interesting article about home exchange in general and how it compares to commercial renting of holiday accommodation through hotels or websites. HomeForExchange.com has been mentioned as one of the 4 leading websites.
Renown Market research bureau Multiscope has done an interesting survey amongst Dutch people, related to 'sharing' in general, but focusing in on home exchange as well. It shows how willing people are to share things like: knowledge, tools, small jobs, books, your home etc.
Very interesting article. Although it's written in Dutch you can easily translate it using Google Translate. A MUST read.


Casas gratis por todo el mundo

El Pais, ES - Jun 26, 2015

Sandra Lopez Leton wrote an interesting article for El Pais about home exchange. We have been interviewed by Sandra about our website and home exchange in general. Home exchange is increasing in popularity in Spain, but there are still many who are unaware of it as an alternative for commercial renting of accommodation.

Home Away From Home ? BBC One

BBC, EN - Apr 23, 2015

BBC One's Home Away from Home is back.

And we're looking for people who want to try out a home swap holiday in the UK.

Have you ever wondered about home swapping? Or maybe you've swapped before and enjoyed it?

Do you live in an interesting home you'd be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break?

Would you like the chance to have a new experience and discover local cuisine, sight-seeing that goes beyond the guide book, and an authentic place to stay?

With Home Away from Home you could be enjoying a unique holiday experience in a stunning part of the UK...

Do you:

- Live in a home that you're proud of, have renovated beautifully or has some interesting features? Or perhaps it's just a place you love to call home!

- Want a UK two-day break and the chance to discover a new area?

- Like the idea of a house swap holiday, but have never tried it?

If so then get in touch now! Email: homeawayfromhome@bbc.co.uk


Home Exchange

Life & Travel, IE - Feb 19, 2015

Mary Wilson of the online magazine Life & Travel wrote an interesting article about home exchange and has interviewed one of our members for Ireland about their home exchange experiences. Click on the link and go to page 24 to read the full article.

Home Away From Home

Markets Media, US - Dec 26, 2014

May Zhee Lim - correspondent for Markets Media Life - interviewed Ans Lammers about home exchange in general and in particular HomeForExchange.com.


"Fancy staying in a spacious home in the Irish countryside with stunning mountain scenery and not having to pay a dime for it? If this sounds like your idea of a perfect vacation, you’ll like what you find on HomeForExchange.com, a community of home swappers. Ans Lammers, co-founder of the website, talks to us about what exchanging your home with another person or family involves, and its numerous benefits for vacationers."

Click on the above link to read the article.

Bienvenido a mi casa

El Pais, ES - May 16, 2014

Patricia Sosálvez Reyes is a member of our website as well as a reporter of El Pais. She has written an article about home exchange in general, and interviewed us for her article. Home exchange is becoming increasingly popular in Spain, which we welcome as many people would like to exchange to this beautiful and diverse country.

Quer viajar e se hospedar quase de graça nestas férias? É só oferecer sua casa em troca.

Globo.com, BR - Jan 13, 2014

We are very pleased to see that a major media in Brazil has published an article about home exchange. Home exchange has not really picked up much popularity so far, so we hope this will contribute to this.

Intercâmbio de residências é uma opção para quem deseja conhecer novos lugares, sem gastar muito, e topa disponibilizar seu imóvel para estranhos enquanto estiver fora....

(click on the title of this article to read more)


Press release: new book about home exchange

HomeForExchange, ES - Dec 28, 2013

December 28, 2013


Imagine this: You are a family of four or five who would love to travel the world, but have not seriously considered it knowing the cost is prohibitive. Despite that, you would love to introduce your children to other cultures and awaken your senses with deep cultural experiences, and at the same time share unsurpassed quality time and create rich family memories.
Enter Kerry Ascione, who is about to launch a guidebook called Have Home, Will Travel. It will mark the introduction of the first guidebook on international home exchange written especially for family travelers looking for a way to afford and experience cultural travel.
Ascione writes about her experience with home exchange and lays out absolutely everything a family could need to know in order to trust, plan, and ultimately complete their very first international home exchange and cultural adventure.
Ascione states that after one brief and unsuccessful attempt on a free home exchange website, she paid a small fee to join the Home For Exchange website, which is owned and operated by Ans Lammers. Ascione has been so successful and pleased with Home For Exchange that she has used it exclusively for the past six years.
“I have used www.homeforexchange.com to arrange all five of my family’s home exchanges over the past six years, and the experience has been overwhelmingly wonderful every time. We have exchanged in four countries and have been privileged to live like locals for a total of 15 weeks, in five lovely homes. Each of these homes have been charming, with their own special ambience and family friendly amenities. I can’t say enough good things about our international home exchange experiences and more importantly, I have absolutely nothing negative to say about any of them.


Trading homes for an affordable stay in Paris

Los Angeles Times, US - Nov 10, 2013

First lines of this article of Brady Macdonald of the Los Angeles Times:

"It was the little matter of finding a place to stay that kept an international vacation off our radar, especially in wake of a recession that had put a king-size crimp in our international travel plans. As we discussed a European getaway, we realized that a hotel stay for my wife, Nancy, our daughter, Hannah, and me would cost us as much as our airline tickets."

Brady has used our website to arrange this exchange.


Razmjena domova za odmor: novi svjetski trend

Sensa, HR - Jun 17, 2013

HomeForExchange topic has found its way to the Croatian readers again, this time through an article published in the Croatian healthy lifestyle magazine Sensa. It has been promoted as a great way to get to know the local community, meet new friends and cut your travel costs.

Home exchange - the only way to travel

Retiremove, EN - Apr 03, 2013

Ginetta Vedrickas continues to write about home exchange. This time for the website 'Retiremove.co.uk'.

Read the personal story of Ginetta who has done her first exchange 15 years ago...

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