What is a home swap holiday?

Through Guardian Home Exchange you arrange to stay in another member's home in your chosen location while they stay in your home. By choosing to home swap rather than booking hotels or holiday rentals, you will drastically cut the cost of your holidays by taking advantage of free accommodation. 

You can arrange home swaps for weekend breaks, two week holidays or even for longer term home exchanges of several months. Most members arrange to swap homes at the same time (simultaneous home exchanges) but some members, especially those listing holiday/second homes, choose to exchange at different times (non simultaneous home exchanges). Check out some of the ways members are using home swapping.

Travel like a local: in addition to the huge cost savings, home exchanging gives you the chance to really get a feel for the places you visit as you'll be staying in a real home and can get travel tips and advice from real locals - your home swap partners. Add your home and start swapping

How to arrange a home swap

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! Enjoy free holiday accommodation


Arranging your home swap: tips and advice

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

Step one: contacting members

Step two: exchange confirmation

Step three: finalising your agreement

Step four: preparing for your home swap

Step five: enjoy your exchange

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:

E: info@guardianhomeexchange.co.uk

T: +44 (0) 20 3695 1123




Find your ideal home exchange vacation

Whether you are looking for a luxury home swap, a seniors home exchange vacation or even a house boat swap, you will find a Guardian Home Exchange vacation offer to suit you. Choose from thousands of Guardian Home Exchange travel offers including country cottage house swap accommodation, stylish city pads and beach villa exchanges. Start planning your Guardian home swap getaway so that you can cut the cost of your travels by enjoying free vacation accommodation worldwide. Find your home swap vacation