Why House Swap?

5 Reasons You Will Want to Start Home Swapping Today

Holiday home owners love the value and selection that THIRDHOME provides them through the premium service and access to the world’s largest members-only network of trusted luxury home exchange.

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Do you own a second home but feel guilty staying in other places when you go on a holiday? Or, have you had an experience with renters who did not treat your holiday home well? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, it might be time to consider a private house swap program like THIRDHOME.

With properties across 95 countries and more than 12,000 members worldwide, THIRDHOME cultivates an exclusive, members-only home-sharing community passionate for luxury destinations and experiences. Based in North America and Europe, THIRDHOME has earned praise from Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal

THIRDHOME is a bespoke, service-oriented, members-only network of luxury second home owners who feel the same way you do. Here are five reasons why to consider a house swap for vacations.

Why our members love us

The most trusted and exclusive member network

THIRDHOME is exclusively for luxury second home owners. Because members are participating second home owners themselves, you can trust that whoever stays in your home will treat it as their own. THIRDHOME has added another layer of trust through its robust, two-sided review system that keeps everyone accountable. Not only do guests review their stay, but the host provides a review of the guest. Our service team monitors these reviews and will address undesirable behavior as soon as we are aware. When you join this exclusive community, you will find people just like you who respect and treat your home as they would their own.

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Access to global inventory

THIRDHOME members are owners of single-family holiday homes, luxury condominiums, or time at fractional luxury resorts from all over the world. With thousands of members in over 94 countries, the variety of destinations and kinds of homes to house swap for a holiday are immense. The average home value is $2.4 million, with a minimum home value of $500,000.

Variety of ways to holiday

The club began in 2010 with only a few hundred homes. It now includes thousands of members—the inventory changes daily, as does the addition of new homes, villas, luxury resorts, private islands, and even private yachts and catamarans.

Value: Maximize your investment 

House swapping offers immense value. Why pay nightly rental rates for incredible accommodations if you can leverage unused time in your second home and only pay a nominal exchange fee? You can also extend the hospitality and invite friends and family to join you versus a traditional hotel stay. Also, not paying a nightly rental rate means you might be more inclined to take in extra activities, further enhancing your holiday.


Our members who get the most value out of house swapping are those who are open-minded and spontaneous. Perhaps they can travel any time of the year or are open to seeing new places and experiencing new destinations. Our member services team works tirelessly to help members find those moments to wander and encounter the world on their terms, no matter where they are located.

They say it’s the journey and not the destination. At THIRDHOME, we think it’s both. If you’re curious about joining our community and exchanging your property on our network, simply provide your details via the form on this page and one of our US or Europe-based member experience professionals will be in touch. Bon voyage! 

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