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An Introduction to House Exchanges

Home Exchange Foyer

An Exceptional Arrival to this San Francisco Home Exchange

I was asked for an introduction to home exchanging — the ‘why and how’ of home swaps and tips for getting started — by Solo Traveler.  My ‘real home exchange’ inspiration for this guest post? Our 10th home exchange, in San Francisco, California.

Check it out here: Free Accommodation: Try a Home Exchange.

Author: Nola

Nola is passionate about travel and a home exchange diva. She shares how you can travel in comfort, save money while you do it, and splurge on travel treats with the savings. She is a travel writer, speaker and trainer.


  1. I just read over your other article. I think that home exchanges are a great way to experience somewhere else literally living in the shoes of someone else. Definitely an economical and viable option when traveling!

    • Happy to hear it, Andy!

      You’re right, you can literally live like a local (and afford to stay long enough to really experience it) or use it as a hotel room for a stay-free vacation. I pinch myself all the time because it’s a true win-win for everyone involved. Great to connect with you!