How the World Sees

How the World Sees

Press coverage about home exchanging from around the globe

Home exchangers, your time has come and the reviews are in.

Each one of you has helped build the world of and now you are getting noticed — all around the globe. Here is an overview of press coverage from different countries over the past year, which provides an interesting picture of the fast-growing, worldwide phenomenon of home swapping.

USA: #1 “Best Website for Booking Your Stay” in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

comm410-press-usa-1200x600 is thrilled to be named the #1 “Best Website for Booking Your Stay” in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

The nominees were chosen by a panel that included editors from USA TODAY and, and leading travel experts; however, the winner was selected by travelers like you.

France: TV show “La Quotidienne”


France 5 ran this 30-minute, round-table discussion on its popular show “La Quotidienne” with journalists, active exchangers, Director of Global Public Relations, Alexandra ORIGET DU CLUZEAU, and live questions from the viewing audience. The result is an extremely detailed discussion from every point of view.

Netherlands: HomeExchange is Popular, Especially in Amsterdam


The largest news outlet in the Netherlands, NOS, met with two home exchangers to document a swap as it happened. The article and a 1-minute-45-second video give insight into the huge growth of the sharing economy, especially in Amsterdam.

Spain: Home Sweet Borrowed Home


Read about a family of five in Spain who used IntercambioCasas (HomeExchange in Spanish) for travel to London, Helsinki, New York, Holland, Berlin, and more. The article also includes an interview with IntercambioCasas Director Violeta Díaz.

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Croatia: What Is HomeExchange?


Mexico vs Hvar? Brazil vs Bora Bora? Paris vs Thailand? This glossy magazine, Putovanja za dvoe (Traveling for Two), examined several exchanges and profiled some Team Members, including representatives in Croatia, Turkey, and Spain.

Turkey: “You don’t exchange homes, you exchange experiences.”


During a visit to Istanbul, President Jim Pickell was interviewed by Fashion & Travel magazine editor Leyla Angels. He placed a special emphasis on the experiential, transformative and personal nature of home exchanges.

Greece: Interview on Greek TV (EPR1)


Dust off your Greek comprehension skills and watch this four-minute video interview with representative Joanna Papaiconomou. It’s all very serious and informative, until near the end when Joanna flashes her million-dollar smile.

Hungary: Vacationing in the World’s Best Places for Free


“Once I asked my friends about home exchanging, it’s like someone turned on a faucet. The stories flowed for hours.” What follows on the Hungarian news site Origo is a look at a series of spectacular vacations made possible through, including in Turkey and on the island of Minorca, Spain.

Sweden: A Vacation Tip that Saves Thousands of Dollars

comm410-press-sweden-1200x600 representative Tanya Kristiansen gives the Swedish press — in this case Aftonbladet — some serious travel tips for cutting expenses in half, whether you’re headed from Stockholm to New York or Östersund to Paris.

Italy: Home Exchange: A Rising Trend


In Italy, the lifestyle publication called IO Donna examined the growing home exchange trend in its section on “budget travel,” highlighting France, Spain, the UK, and Germany as popular destinations for Italians.

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8 Comments on “How the World Sees

  1. Jean and I have done 43 exchanges since 1996, wish we had time for 43 more!

  2. We have a country house in a 10.000 m² protected forest area and a 3 bedrooms fully furnished flat in Goiânia, Brazil. Our interest is in English speaking Countries for home exchange, but will also consider renting proposals. If anyone happens to be interested, please ask for more details (photos etc). Thank you.

  3. I am interested in signing on with home exchange. I have 2 homes available, one an ocean front 3 bedroom condo in Panama, and one a small lake cottage in the woods in Alberta, Canada.

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