Love Home Swap
Love Home Swap is a members-only platform for home swaps in Germany and the rest of Europe and across the rest of the world. Providing travel-lovers with access to money-can’t-buy accommodation in more than 100 countries, the site offers an affordable and highly exciting way to travel both overseas and locally.
With 17,450 members and 18,000 properties, home swappers open their doors to each other to provide authentic travel experiences that are a step above holiday rentals and hotels. Committed swappers know that exchanging homes is a more personal way to travel, with members benefitting from all the mod-cons that come with staying in a real home. From bikes and children’s toys, through to games consoles and highchairs, members agree what is and isn’t included in the swap – with some members leaving each other personal touches such as a homemade cake or a bottle of wine for their first night! Members also share extensive information about their local area, so when guests arrive at their home, they know where to find family-friendly restaurants, lovely countryside walks, undiscovered beaches – and all of the small details that make a holiday even more special.
The cost-savings of travelling with Love Home Swap are exceptional. On average, members save £1,065 on a one-week swap (based on an average price of £175 per night in a holiday rental property), meaning that 36% of swappers travel at least 4 times a year. Furthermore, 40% of members are open to swapping their cars too.
Boasting spectacular levels of customer satisfaction, Love Home Swap’s members rate the business as an exceptional 4.9/5, while they have achieved 4.3 out of 5 through nearly 1,000 reviews on Trustpilot.
Originally inspired by the hit romcom ‘The Holiday’ (starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet), Love Home Swap came to life in 2011 after its founder had spent far too much money on a disappointing family holiday in the Bahamas. Determined to avoid cramped hotel rooms in the future, she created Love Home Swap with the aim of helping thousands of people experience better holidays – and the rest is history! Focused on transforming the way the world travels, the London-based company is now committed to connecting likeminded homeowners, in order to enable home swaps in Europe and the most unique worldwide adventures.
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