What is a home swap?

A home swap is as simple as it sounds. You exchange your home with another lovely person or family for a vacation. You get to choose your ideal home and location from thousands of beautiful character homes in over 100 countries, owned by the happiest community of members - so says Trustpilot!

Home swapping in 6 easy steps

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Start your free 14-day trial

Ready for a better quality of vacation with all the mod cons of home – plus new sights to explore? Then start your free trial. List your home and view 18,000 stunning properties.

From property patio looking into the property.

Shortlist the homes you love

Pet-friendly? Perfect for kids? Mountain location? Whatever you’re looking for, use our search filters to find homes that are just right for you, in places you want to visit.

Discussion about a swap between two members.

Chat with the owners

Send them a message and request a stay in their home. Share your plans and tell them why you love their home. And begin a great relationship based on trust.

Swap type selection

Decide on the type of swap

You can choose either a free Classic Swap or a Points Swap (our virtual currency) which has a small transaction fee (starting from £49) based on the number of nights you stay.

Points swap confirmation message

If it’s a match, snap it up!

If the homeowner is happy for you to stay in their place, don’t delay, book your stay! Then be equally receptive to sharing your home with other travellers when you’re not there.

Aeroplane in flight

Get cracking. Get packing.

It’s time to pack your bags! If someone’s coming to your home, make sure it’s swap ready (so give it a quick clean and make sure you’ve sorted out a spare set of keys!)

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We offer two easy ways to swap

    Classic Swap
    Points Swap

Classic Swap

You go to their place. They come to yours. Simple. Just find a home you’d like to stay in, and see if the owner would like to stay in yours. Classic Swaps can happen at the same time or at different times.

Best for

  • Main home owners
  • Flexible swappers
  • Traditionalists

In case you were wondering

coat hanger

What about my stuff?

Just clear some space in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. Lock any valuables away. Here are a few tips on how to put your things away

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Is now a good time to join?

Love Home Swap is a community where you connect with other like-minded travellers. Our platform is designed to be social and flexible, so if you feel unable, or do not wish to travel at this point in time, remember that your annual membership to love Home Swap entitles you to 12 months of travel, so there is plenty of time to arrange trips in the future.

key

How do we exchange keys?

Easy-keysey. Leave them with a neighbour, friend or family member, send a spare set of keys ahead in the post, or install a key safe and give your guests the code.

Ready to give it a go?

Our lovely team are always here for you

Please get in touch if you…

Have any questions before you join

Want help getting ready for your first swap

Need absolutely anything else!

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies. Want to know more? Check out our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

What is a home swap?

A home swap is as simple as it sounds. You exchange your home with another lovely person or family for a vacation. You get to choose your ideal home and location from thousands of beautiful character homes in over 100 countries, owned by the happiest community of members - so says Trustpilot!

Home swapping in 6 easy steps

editing details in sign-up screen

Start your free 14-day trial

Ready for a better quality of vacation with all the mod cons of home – plus new sights to explore? Then start your free trial. List your home and view 18,000 stunning properties.

From property patio looking into the property.

Shortlist the homes you love

Pet-friendly? Perfect for kids? Mountain location? Whatever you’re looking for, use our search filters to find homes that are just right for you, in places you want to visit.

Discussion about a swap between two members.

Chat with the owners

Send them a message and request a stay in their home. Share your plans and tell them why you love their home. And begin a great relationship based on trust.

Swap type selection

Decide on the type of swap

You can choose either a free Classic Swap or a Points Swap (our virtual currency) which has a small transaction fee (starting from £49) based on the number of nights you stay.

Points swap confirmation message

If it’s a match, snap it up!

If the homeowner is happy for you to stay in their place, don’t delay, book your stay! Then be equally receptive to sharing your home with other travellers when you’re not there.

Aeroplane in flight

Get cracking. Get packing.

It’s time to pack your bags! If someone’s coming to your home, make sure it’s swap ready (so give it a quick clean and make sure you’ve sorted out a spare set of keys!)

1/6

We offer two easy ways to swap

    Classic Swap
    Points Swap

Classic Swap

You go to their place. They come to yours. Simple. Just find a home you’d like to stay in, and see if the owner would like to stay in yours. Classic Swaps can happen at the same time or at different times.

Best for

  • Main home owners
  • Flexible swappers
  • Traditionalists

In case you were wondering

coat hanger

What about my stuff?

Just clear some space in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. Lock any valuables away. Here are a few tips on how to put your things away

shield

Is now a good time to join?

Love Home Swap is a community where you connect with other like-minded travellers. Our platform is designed to be social and flexible, so if you feel unable, or do not wish to travel at this point in time, remember that your annual membership to love Home Swap entitles you to 12 months of travel, so there is plenty of time to arrange trips in the future.

key

How do we exchange keys?

Easy-keysey. Leave them with a neighbour, friend or family member, send a spare set of keys ahead in the post, or install a key safe and give your guests the code.

Ready to give it a go?

Our lovely team are always here for you

Please get in touch if you…

Have any questions before you join

Want help getting ready for your first swap

Need absolutely anything else!

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies. Want to know more? Check out our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

What is a home swap?

A home swap is as simple as it sounds. You exchange your home with another lovely person or family for a vacation. You get to choose your ideal home and location from thousands of beautiful character homes in over 100 countries, owned by the happiest community of members - so says Trustpilot!

Home swapping in 6 easy steps

editing details in sign-up screen

Start your free 14-day trial

Ready for a better quality of vacation with all the mod cons of home – plus new sights to explore? Then start your free trial. List your home and view 18,000 stunning properties.

From property patio looking into the property.

Shortlist the homes you love

Pet-friendly? Perfect for kids? Mountain location? Whatever you’re looking for, use our search filters to find homes that are just right for you, in places you want to visit.

Discussion about a swap between two members.

Chat with the owners

Send them a message and request a stay in their home. Share your plans and tell them why you love their home. And begin a great relationship based on trust.

Swap type selection

Decide on the type of swap

You can choose either a free Classic Swap or a Points Swap (our virtual currency) which has a small transaction fee (starting from £49) based on the number of nights you stay.

Points swap confirmation message

If it’s a match, snap it up!

If the homeowner is happy for you to stay in their place, don’t delay, book your stay! Then be equally receptive to sharing your home with other travellers when you’re not there.

Aeroplane in flight

Get cracking. Get packing.

It’s time to pack your bags! If someone’s coming to your home, make sure it’s swap ready (so give it a quick clean and make sure you’ve sorted out a spare set of keys!)

1/6

We offer two easy ways to swap

    Classic Swap
    Points Swap

Classic Swap

You go to their place. They come to yours. Simple. Just find a home you’d like to stay in, and see if the owner would like to stay in yours. Classic Swaps can happen at the same time or at different times.

Best for

  • Main home owners
  • Flexible swappers
  • Traditionalists

In case you were wondering

coat hanger

What about my stuff?

Just clear some space in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. Lock any valuables away. Here are a few tips on how to put your things away

shield

Is now a good time to join?

Love Home Swap is a community where you connect with other like-minded travellers. Our platform is designed to be social and flexible, so if you feel unable, or do not wish to travel at this point in time, remember that your annual membership to love Home Swap entitles you to 12 months of travel, so there is plenty of time to arrange trips in the future.

key

How do we exchange keys?

Easy-keysey. Leave them with a neighbour, friend or family member, send a spare set of keys ahead in the post, or install a key safe and give your guests the code.

Ready to give it a go?

Our lovely team are always here for you

Please get in touch if you…

Have any questions before you join

Want help getting ready for your first swap

Need absolutely anything else!

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies. Want to know more? Check out our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.