Is your home just right for seniors, or for families? Are you near a university that attracts academic travelers? Many people search listing sites for exchange or rental homes that are friendly to their communities and/or accommodate their special needs. Here are some home listing sites that can help you reach those folks.
Knok. Knok bills itself as “the first family travel network.” You can list your home or search the site for free, but you’ll pay an annual fee of $29 to list your home or join for free and pay “when you find your first home.”
Home Around the World. The site lists gay and lesbian-friendly exchange and rental homes throughout the world. The annual cost is about $63 at today’s exchange rates (the rates on the site are quoted in British pounds).
Seniors Home Exchange. (Under Construction) Exchange and hospitality listings – and some rentals – for people over 50. Currently estimates that the site has 3505 exchange listings in 61 countries. You must be a member to view the listings. Cost: $79 per year, with a discount for a 3-year listing.
Home Exchange 50 Plus. Exchange listings (no rentals) for people over 50. Visitors can browse homes without charge but must join to contact the homeowners. Cost: About $63 at today’s exchange rate (£45.00).
IVHE.com Seniors Home Exchange. Simultaneous and non-simultaneous home exchanges for people over 50. Offers 3 levels of service with a system of credits. Cost: $159-$375 per year, depending which option you choose.
Sabbatical Homes. Home exchanges and rentals worldwide for teachers, professors, researchers, scholars, artists, and others. Many listings near institutions and universities. Cost: $45 annually for academics, $65 for non-academics.
Academic Homes. Short-term rentals for the people in the academic community and others. In addition to listing your home, you can search for people who want to come to your area.
Exclusive Exchanges. An exchange site for who have or are seeking luxurious homes in particularly desirable locations.
Matching Houses. Helps people with disabilities find home exchanges with others who have the same accessibility needs. Currently has only 468 members in 35 countries, most of whom are in Europe or the U.S. Cost: Free.
Boats, RVs, and other alternative accommodations
RV Worldwide. Exchange site for RV, motorhome, and campervan owners who want to swap with other members or list theirs for rent. Cost: $69.90
Motorhome Holidays Swap. Helps people with motorhomes arrange mutual exchanges in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and other countries. Cost: Free to join; not clear whether there are other costs.
Behomm. Exchange site for “Creatives and design lovers…People with a similar passion for beauty and tasteful things.” To join, you must be invited by a member or apply to Behomm’s founders for an invitation. Cost: 95 Euros a year, but currently offering a free 1-year trial.
Do you know of a specialty exchange or vacation rental site we haven’t included?