tobi working from italy

Hi there! 👋

We are Kat and Tobi, a couple that founded Swaphouse during the COVID19 pandemic. Like many other people, we were forced to work from home, and numerous lockdowns that kept us cooped up in our modest Amsterdam apartment got us dreaming about how nice it would be to work from _anywhere_ else for a change. As soon as the travel measures allowed, we grabbed our laptops, hopped in the car and drove to Italy and France to work remotely.

We always booked our accommodation through AirBnB - enduring long chats with hosts to ensure the WiFi was fast enough for simultaneous Zoom calls. But paying €80 to €100 per night while working felt too steep – especially since we could only discover the location and relax in the home to the fullest after work or on the weekends.

That's why we started Swaphouse: a free platform for people - just like us - who want to discover new places by swapping their homes with other travelers and remote workers. Our mission is to make traveling while working remotely accessible and affordable for everyone.

We hope you enjoy it!