How home swapping works

Home swapping means exchanging your home with someone else’s home during your holidays. You can arrange home swaps just for a weekend getaway, a two week holiday or for a long term exchange over six months. By choosing to swap homes you can both save money compared to staying in expensive hotels or holiday rentals. 

Since 1985 we have been helping arrange home swap vacations. Not only does home exchanging allow you to enjoy free accommodation but it also gives so much more - it allows you to live like a local in your home from home. 

How to arrange a home swap vacation

List your home  Join and add your home swap offer

Start contacting   Contact members on the site 

Agree a swap      Use swap tools to finalise swap
Enjoy your swap! Save thousands on your accomodation


Arranging your home exchange: tips & advice

For detailed information on how to arrange your home exchange holidays check out the links below.

The benefits of home swapping
  • Global community
    Join thousands of like minded home swappers.
  • Make new friends
    Get valuable advice from your hosts before you leave.
  • No hotel costs
    Stay for free worldwide.
  • Home away from home
    Enjoy all the comforts of a real home. Join today.


Frequently asked questions

 Have any questions about exchanging
 homes? Check out our home swap FAQs


Any questions?

If you have any questions about home swapping please contact us:


T: +44 (0) 20 3695 1123




Whether you are looking for a luxury home swap, a seniors home exchange vacation or even a house boat swap, you are sure to find your ideal accommodation. Choose from thousands of stylish Guardian Home Exchange travel offers including country cottages, city pads and beach villas. Start planning your Guardian Home Exchange and enjoy free vacation accommodation worldwide.