Earth Day, celebrated worldwide each year on April 22, reminds us all that we are invited guests of our planet. On HomeExchange, however, every day is Earth Day for the many members who have converted to or built eco-friendly homes. On every continent and with remarkable diversity and creativity, home exchangers are at the forefront of efforts to champion sustainable living. They employ a variety of means: electricity generated by photovoltaic systems; solar water heaters; renewable building materials such as bamboo, red cedar and other natural products; rainwater…


Planning a trip to Germany? Our series, “Unlocked” will help you live like a local at your next destination. Next up: Germany, courtesy of team member, Bernhard.

10 Free Berlin EN

What’s better than having fun things to do? Having fun free things to do. Welcome to our blog series, 10 Free Things. Today we’re discovering 10 free things to do in Berlin, Germany. 1. Take an Alternative tour Local-run Alternative Berlin tours skip the classic tourist spots and help you experience the artsy subcultures of the city (think street art, urban farms, and infamous hangout spots). Free tours take place at 11am and 1pm daily, and there’s no need to book ahead of time.   2. Explore Little Istanbul…

Fancy a trip to Paradise? Need a Spa break? Check out our top ten most interestingly-named exchange cities. 1. For those who want it all – Paradise, Nevada, USA 2. When you’ve got marriage on the mind – Wedding, Germany