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Does a home exchange on Mars sound like the perfect long-term getaway? Today, we’re introducing the next giant leap for home exchange: Mars One. While a very long-term home exchange on Mars One might be available in the not-so-distant future, today is not that day, but it is… April Fools! In the meantime, we currently offer 65,000+ home exchange listings available in 150 countries here on Earth — and we think it’s pretty lovely here on the blue planet. If you’re looking for a more novel hotel alternative, you don’t have to…

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Home exchangers are everywhere! Our founder, Ed Kushins, was asked for a hug while hiking recently from passersby, Ray and Leah. They shared some great stories about their home exchange experiences, two in particular being especially memorable. On a recent Tuesday in March, Terry and I were doing a hike near Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park. Pretty much out in the boonies. As we approached a couple about our age coming towards us, they excitedly pointed at my t-shirt and said “HomeExchange?!”, and asked us if we did…

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Two women from two very different families express their passion for travel on their blog, TribeInTow, where they highlight tips about how to travel the world with a tiny tribe in tow. Find out how they managed to save $5,920 using HomeExchange.com. After taking their families on a home exchange to Bali, Stephi and Sophie noticed that every time they talked about their home exchange vacation that people would get excited about the idea. The concept of exchanging homes for another in an exotic location, completely for free, seems to be…

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Within a week of signing up on HomeExchange.com, Sheila and Tom received an offer from a friendly couple in Scotland to home exchange with them– and the timeframe was just 2 weeks after their wedding – exactly when they hoped to honeymoon. It was UNBELIEVABLY PERFECT! A honeymoon home exchange? Tom and Sheila first heard about home exchange vacations from their friends in San Francisco, who had been on 40+ home exchanges and told the couple about their wonderful travel experiences. Their friends explained that it’s a great way to see…

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Two teachers from Italy have swapped their home since 2006, capturing each exchange story on their personal travel blog. (Check out their blog homeofstars.blogspot.com). We reached out to an inspiring couple, Roberto and Alida, who are both teachers, and who have captured their family’s travel history on a blog that organizes their vacation photos, locations and stories from each of the home exchanges they have shared together. It all began with an exchange with André and Brigitte, a great retired couple from Brittany, France. André is an engineer and Brigitte teaches Latin. The Fenzi family exchanged with them for 3…

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In Part 1, we showed you where Leonardo Da Vinci and Claude Monet found their muse: in Giverny, France and Florence, Italy — respectively. Today, we are going to explore two other great artists, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh, and the landscapes that inspired these great artists. 3. Pablo Picasso Barcelona, Spain While Picasso spent most of his life in France, it was in Barcelona that the artist spent his formative years, and where he considered his home. Picasso learned to sketch before he learned how to speak….

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It’s Happening In YOUR Neighborhood… and HIS neighborhood, and HER neighborhood. An Exciting New Tool: HomeExchange.com Maps. Browse through over 65,000 home exchange listings around the world using the new, fully interactive map, a very powerful tool to help you locate your perfect home exchange partner.

Berlin Home Exchange

We exchanged keys and he went to catch a plane for Barcelona. Later, we were exchanging photos via whatsapp, of them on the Barceloneta beach and me on the red carpet, haha. Katarina Orlandini, our UX Designer from Barcelona, recently went on her first home exchange trip. Here, she shares her experience about what it was like to visit Berlin as a home exchanger. 1) How long have you been with HomeExchange.com? I started to work as a UX Designer for HomeExchange.com in October 2014, and I did my first exchange this…

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Post by Rosemary Kneipp, AussieinFrance.com When we first started to home exchange three years ago, it all seemed very easy. As time went on, we began to find it difficult to find what we wanted. There seem to be several reasons. Number of offers varies with the country First, all countries are not equal when it comes to home exchange. Let’s take a look at the figures. HomeExchange.com has 65,000 members, including 29,900 in Europe, 17,500 in the US, 9,400 in France (including 2,500 in and around Paris), 3,900…