Guardian Home Exchange
Explore like a local
Swap homes and explore like a local 
Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local. Enjoy free accommodation but also get a much better feel for the places you visit. Search home swap offers
Wimbledon home swap
Algarve home swap

Wimbledon, London (4 bedrooms)
Beautiful townhouse in London, Wimbledon. Lovely peaceful location. View this offer

Algarve, Portugal (2 bedrooms)
Wonderful sea view villa with private salt water swimming pool. View this offer
Explore like a local: unexpected joys of home swapping

Explore local shops and markets People often get into home exchanging because of the cost savings - free accommodation is great!

We often get feedback from members who enjoy home swapping because, living in a real home in a real local neighbourhood, they get a much better feel for the places they visit. It's a chance to get off the tourist trail and start discovering your destination like a local.

Top tip:  get recommendations from your home swap partner - travel tips from a real local.

Check out the excellent article by long time member, Sandra Newnham, on some of her 
Win a Kindle Fire: send in you travel photos

There is still time to send in your favourite holiday photos for your chance to win a Kindle Fire. Send in your photo by the 31st August.

How to enter:
  1. Send your best travel photos to
  2. Include a description about the photo
Join today: enjoy free accommodation
Start planning your home swap in the UK or worldwide so that you can enjoy free holiday accommodation. Join Guardian Home Exchange