List of Home Swapping Companies
(From the LA Times)


Digsville.com,
P.O. Box 106, Hoboken, NJ 07030; (800) 974-6860, fax (201) 792-5031, http://www.digsville.com. Founded 1999; about 1,800 listings. Site lets members rate their exchange partners, post messages online and download sample exchange or rental agreements and vehicle use authorizations. Contact available to members only; listings $49.95 for two years.


ExchangeHomes.com 16654 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 214, Santa Clarita, CA 91387; (800) 848-7927 or (661) 298-0376, fax (661) 298-0576, http://www.exchangehomes.com. Founded 1986; about 3,500 listings. Contact available to members only; listings $30 per year.



Global Home Exchange, 6140 Kirsten Drive, Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9V 1J7; telephone/fax (250) 756-6177, http://www.4homex.com. Founded 1997; 500 to 1,000 listings. Offers short-term listings (two, three, six or nine months) as well as one, two or three years; fees range from $8 to $57. Contact available to nonmembers.


Green Theme Internationall, 9 Rue des Insurges, 87130 Linards, France; 011-33-555-084-704, http://www.gti-home-exchange.com. Founded 1990; about 2,000 listings. Contact available to members only. $30 per year for online listing; $79 per year to be listed online and in printed catalog (published three times yearly).


Holi-Swaps.com, 11024 N. 28th Drive, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85029; (602) 604-1537, fax (602) 938-0163, http://www.holi-swaps.com. Founded 1997 in England, 2001 in U.S. About 500 listings, most in Britain, Australia, Canada, U.S. Contact available to nonmembers; listings $37.50 per year.


Home Base Holidays, 7 Park Ave., London N13 5PG, England; 011-44- 20-8886-8752, fax 011-44-20-8482- 4258, http://www.homebase-hols.com. Founded 1985. About 2,000 listings, with Britain particularly well represented. Contact available to members only. Listings $56 to $103 for one year; the agency's last paper catalog will appear in June.


HomeExchange.com, P.O. Box 30085, Santa Barbara, CA 93130; (310) 798-3864, fax (310) 798-3865, http://www.homeexchange.com. Founded 1991; about 5,000 listings. Contact available to nonmembers; listings $50 for one year, $100 for three years, $150 for six years.


Home Exchange Network, 70 Broomfield Ave., Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 5JP, Scotland; 011-44-141-571-8068, fax 011-44-141-571-8069, http://www.home-exchange-network.com. Founded 1997; about 120 listings. Contact available to members only; listings about $29 for one year, $44 for life membership.


Home Link USA, P.O. Box 47747, Tampa, FL 33647; (800) 638-3841 or (813) 975-9825, fax (813) 910- 8144, http://www.homelink.org. Founded 1953 as Vacation Exchange Club. About 12,000 listings. Listings $60 per year for Web only, $110 for Web plus three printed directories.


International Home Exchange Network, 118 Flamingo Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118; (386) 238-3633, fax (386) 254-3425, http://www.homexchange.com. Founded 1995; about 3,000 listings. Contact available to nonmembers; listings $29.95 per year.


Intervac, 30 Corte San Fernando, Tiburon, CA 94920; (800) 756-HOME (4663), fax (415) 435-7440, http://www.intervacUS.com. Founded 1952; about 12,000 listings, most outside the U.S. Contact available to members only. Listings $50 to $68 per year for Web only, $93 to $117 for Web plus three printed directories.


The Invented City, 41 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104; (415) 252-1141, http://www.invented-city.com. Founded 1991; about 1,700 listings, and seeking more in California. Contact available to members only. One-year listings $40 until May 31, $75 thereafter. Does business only on the Web.


Landfair Home Exchange Club, 6432 Alemendra St., Fort Pierce, FL 34951; (800) 458-6557, http://www.landfair.com. Founded 1989; about 5,000 listings. Contact available to members only; listings $29.95 per year. The company also offers custom matching: You submit criteria, and Landfair searches its database for a match. In this case, an additional $250 is payable upon both parties' approval.


Latitudes Home Exchange P.O. Box 622, Cortez, FL 34215; tel./fax (941) 761-1709, http://www.home-swap.com. Founded 1993; about 600 listings. Contact available to members only; listings $50 to $56 per year. Custom matching service $160 domestic, $250 international.


Reseau International d;Echange de Foyer, M. Siegrist, 15 Tullis Close, Sutton Courtenay, Oxon OX14 4BD, England; tel./fax (815) 550-6605,http:// www.exchange-of-homes.com. Founded 1996; about 800 listings. Most contacts available to members only, but members can choose "open" listing if they prefer. Listings $39 for one year, $10 extra if submitted by mail or fax.


The Vacation Exchange Network, P.O. Box 277, Whippany, NJ 07981- 0277; (800) CONDO-44 (266-3644) or (973) 386-9208, fax (973) 428- 3925, http://www.condoexchange.com. Founded 1996; about 850 listings. For vacation properties (second homes), so exchange need not be simultaneous. Contact available to members only. Exchanges may be direct (two members swap; each pays $150) or indirect (one member lets the other use his home and receives $150 exchange credit; user pays $300). One-time fee of $99, then $19.95 per year.