Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I want to do a home exchange?
There are so many reasons for doing a home exchange. Here are just a few.
Obviously, swapping homes has financial benefits. You have a free place to stay. However, the rewards of this kind of experience exceed the financial benefits.
You get to be a local resident in a new community rather than just a tourist. Exchange partners may make arrangements for friends from the neighborhood or the local church to meet you and help you settle into the community.
A home exchange gives you choices: you can prepare meals at home or dine at recommended favorite restaurants.
You have privacy to relax.
Your home is cared for while you are away.
As a member of Christian Home Exchange, your exchange partner will probably help you to find a comfortable place where you can worship during your holiday.
A home exchange is a great way to take a “green vacation.” You reduce the non-renewable resources expended while staying in someone else’s home as they stay in yours. Both of you have the same household expenses whether or not you are home—this way someone is actually using the house instead of letting it just sit there.
Don’t be too surprised if you discover that you and your exchange partners become friends, because you get to know each other while planning your home exchange.
In summary: a home exchange is less expensive, more meaningful and better stewardship of planet earth than conventional travel with lodging at hotels.