Discover the Danish concept of Hygge and bring happiness into your home! You may not have heard the phrase, but the concept of Hygge is having quite a moment. Although there is no direct translation of “Hygge,” the idea centers around you doing what you can to make yourself feel happier. It can be through with everyday things that bring us peace and comfort in the moment. Whether it is taking the time to listen to the rain gently fall on a winter afternoon or the feeling of…

The right pictures of your home can transform a “maybe…” into an “Oh, my gosh! We can’t wait!” You know it when you see it, the pictures can tell you everything you need to know. For better or worse, the images you use to showcase your home can be the difference between someone reaching out and someone opting to contact another person for an exchange. We pulled together a few tips and tricks to help you show your home in the best way possible. Think before you click…

For some, an expansive abode will always be the ultimate dream house. But for an increasing number of both singles and families, the dream is now to live with less, and experience more.  A generation of retirees first led the charge, dumping decades of clutter and deciding to instead focus on memories: those of the past, and those to come. As urban centers explode beyond their original planned borders, millennials stake claim on tiny flats near public transport, conveniences and work. Environmentally conscious folk pick smaller digs purposely…

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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…

We all know that doing a home exchange is a great idea, but we also know that sharing your home for the first time can be scary. That is true for almost everything we do for the first time in life. The keys to overcome this apprehension are knowledge, preparation and experience. With over 1 million successful, happy home swaps since launching in 1992, we have learned a few tried and true tips to address your concerns.

I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Take a holiday on me for two weeks. Any holiday, halfway up a mountain, fully stretched on a beach, or anything in between. Off you go, you and your chosen companions.

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So you’ve arranged your very first home exchange. Congrats! You are on your way to living like a local. Here are some tips for preparing your home.

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Pet exchange is an option you can select when searching for your next swap. HomeExchange.com members care for each other’s dogs, cats, even chickens!