Updates ✨

Our latest platform news, features and improvements

May 17, 2024

Messages Now Sorted by Recency

Previously, your messages were sorted randomly, which didn’t make much sense (unless you enjoy mystery puzzles). We've fixed that! Now, the most recent conversations with your matches will appear at the top, so no more searching for your latest messages.

This feature should have been here from the start, but hey, better late than never! ✌️

swaphouse messages recency update

April 24, 2024

Rediscover Homes You Passed Before

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We've listened to your feedback and are excited to introduce a new way to explore homes on Swaphouse — not just the new listings but also those you might have passed before.

Now, if you've ever passed on a listing but later wanted a second look, or if you accidentally clicked ‘pass’ instead of ‘heart’, this new option makes it possible to revise your choices. Simply select 'New + Passed Homes' from the 'Filters' menu on the Explore page to give these homes another chance.

A big thank you to Jill, Brie, Nikola, Sharon, and Christine for sharing your feedback with us! 🙏🏻

April 11, 2024

Enhance Your Profile: Showcase Your Professional Side

swaphouse profile enhancement

Understanding who you're swapping homes with is crucial, which is why we've introduced a feature allowing you to share details about your professional life. You can now add your job title, company, and the number of days you work from home to your profile.

To use it, simply log into your account, go to the Profile page, and enter your professional details. This information will be displayed on your home listing page, helping to build a stronger connection with potential home swappers on Swaphouse.

April 4, 2024

Sort Your Matches: By Newest or Availability

We've just made it easier for you to organize your matches on Swaphouse. You now have the flexibility to sort your matches by two key criteria: 'Newest' and 'Availability'.

✨ Sort by Newest:
Opt for the 'Newest' option, and you'll see the most recent matches right at the top of your list. This means no more scrolling through your existing matches to spot the new ones.

🗓️ Sort by Availability:
On the other hand, sorting by 'Availability' organizes your matches based on their available dates for a home swap. This streamlines the planning process, making it straightforward to see who's available for a swap in the upcoming months.

💬 We Value Your Feedback:
If you have suggestions for additional sorting options or any other features, we'd love to hear from you through the Swaphouse Support chat or via e-mail ([email protected]).

March 23, 2024

Test & Verify Your Wi-Fi Speed

swaphouse wifi speed tester

We've all been there, excitedly booking a hotel room or Airbnb that promises "fast" Wi-Fi, only to arrive and discover the internet crawls slower than a snail. Especially for remote workers, this isn't just inconvenient; it's a deal-breaker.

That's why we're excited to introduce a new feature: the 'Wi-Fi Speed Test'! This feature empowers all homes listed on Swaphouse to showcase their actual download and upload speeds, ensuring potential home swappers know exactly what to expect before they arrive.

Here’s how it works: Log in and navigate to the 'WFH' section of your Home Listing, select the 'Conduct a Wi-Fi speed test' option, and hit the 'Start Speed Test' button.

Once you've run the test, the results will be displayed right on your home listing page, complete with a Wi-Fi checkmark badge to confirm those speeds are real. Not only does this elevate the appeal of your listing, it also brings in a wider pool of home swappers, drawn by the reliability of your verified Wi-Fi speeds.

Want to learn more about this new feature? Dive into our latest blog post to discover how it works, what happens to your data, and tips for boosting your Wi-Fi speeds!

March 10, 2024

Enhanced Destinations Filter

swaphouse destinations filter

We've been listening to your feedback and are excited to share that finding your next home swap just got easier. Now, in addition to continents, you can pinpoint your dream destinations down to specific countries and cities.

Got a list of places you’re excited to explore? Just head over to the ‘Filters’ on the Explore page, add your favorite destinations and start exploring those future home swaps. It's that simple!

A big thank you to Scott, Michele, Nikola and Romina for sharing your feedback about this with us 🙏🏻

March 3, 2024

Featured in Forbes!

swaphouse featured on Forbes

Swaphouse is featured in Forbes as part of the booming travel trend of 2024: home swapping!

Forbes highlights how you can unlock free accommodation and embark on unique adventures by simply swapping your home. The article is written in Slovak, so for those who don't speak it, here are five key takeaways:

🔄 Swap your home for a unique stay anywhere.

🏡 Live with all the comforts of home.

💰 Save big on accommodation costs.

🌍 Experience new environments through the eyes of locals.

🤝 Trust & communication are your keys to a successful home swap.

Read the full article here

February 11, 2024

150 homes and counting! 🚀

150 home listing europe map

Every day, new homes are listed on Swaphouse, and we’re excited to share that we reached 150 home listings this month!

Our platform is your gateway to remote work-friendly homes across the globe, covering now every continent (well, except Antarctica, but with a population of zero, we're not too shocked).

A large chunk of these listings are in Europe, and we've put together a map to showcase some of the newest spots that are available for home swapping.

Ready for an adventure that combines work with travel, all from the comfort of a home away from home? Sign up for Swaphouse - it's free!

February 3, 2024

Featured on Freaking Nomads

swaphouse top home exchange platform

Swaphouse has been featured as a top-5 home exchange platform by @Freaking Nomads!

With our mission to make "workations" both affordable and accessible for remote workers and digital nomads through home swapping, it's fulfilling to see our efforts being acknowledged. 😍

Read the full article here

Thanks to Freaking Nomads for the support! Here's to more exploring, swapping, and discovering the world together! 🌍

January 7, 2024

Explore faster with Filters

explore faster with filters

In just under two months, we've hit a milestone with our 100th home listing on Swaphouse! 🎉 To help you find the right home faster, we've rolled out a new ‘Filters’ feature.

You can find this feature on the Explore page and you can use it to quickly find homes that match your needs - from preferred continents to the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Planning a trip with your pet or need high-speed Wi-Fi? Just set your criteria, and you're good to go!

If you think of any filters we should add, or have other ideas to improve Swaphouse, let us know! Chat with Swaphouse Support when you're logged in or send an email to [email protected]. Thank you! 🙏

December 23, 2023

Share your availability

We're excited to announce the 'Availability' feature, now live on Swaphouse! Easily communicate when you and your home are open for swapping. Here's how:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner.
  2. Navigate to the Availability page.
  3. Select your start date, then the end date.
  4. Click on “Add availability.”
  5. Add as many periods as you like.

Your availability will be showcased on your home listing page, making it easy for potential swappers to find times that work for them. Happy swapping! 🏡✨

December 21, 2023

Reorder photos

Good news, Swaphouse users! Responding to your requests, we've introduced a new feature: Reorder Photos. Showcase your home just the way you want. Here’s how:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner.
  2. Go to your Home Listing.
  3. Click on the Photos section.
  4. For any photo, click on the 3 dots.
  5. Choose to move the photo forward or backward.

The new order will be instantly updated on your home listing page, allowing you to present your home at its best. Start rearranging now for a more personalized touch! 🖼️🏠

November 25, 2023

Launch alert: Swaphouse is live! 🚀

Woo-hoo! We’re very excited to announce that Swaphouse.io has officially launched! Our free platform is crafted for remote workers, eager to exchange homes and explore new destinations in the most accessible and affordable way possible.

🌍 Swap Around The World:
You can now sign up, list your home and start exploring other homes around the world. We've already got homes from every corner of the globe, including Lisbon, Bali, Barcelona, Seattle, Cape Town, and Amsterdam.

💳 Keep Your Wallet Happy:
Swaphouse is 100% free. No hidden costs, no sneaky credit card pulls. We're all about swapping homes, not bills.

💰 Save Like a Boss:
Remember Airbnb? Well, think of us as the cooler cousin. You can save a truckload of euros (or dollars, yen, you name it) the more you travel. Cha-ching!

🖥️ Work from Anywhere:
Every home on Swaphouse is WFH-friendly with speedy Wi-Fi and one or more dedicated workspaces. Swap homes, stay productive, save vacation days, and spice up your work life from a new corner of the world.

Ready to redefine your work-life experience? Sign up and embark on a journey where your office is wherever you want it to be!