House swap in Bucharest

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Bucharest and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We donโ€™t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Bucharest

Bucharest follows Eastern European Time (EET, UTC+2) and switches to UTC+3 (EEST) during summer months.
Main language
Hot summers and cold winters with potential for snow.
Closest airport
Henri Coandฤƒ International Airport, the busiest in Romania.
Intl. train station
București Nord
Largest train station in Romania with connections to Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, and more.
Near beach?
± 250km
Bucharest is inland; the nearest significant coast is the Black Sea.
Near mountains?
± 100km
The Carpathian Mountains are north and west of Bucharest.
Local Cuisine
Cornmeal porridge, often served with sour cream or cheese.
Romanian Leu
Romanian Leu (lei - RON)
Hidden gem
Carturesti Carusel
A stunning multi-level bookstore in a restored historic building.
Water quality
Though tap water is treated, locals often prefer filtered or bottled water.
Home Swap Bucharest - Trade Your Workspace for History and Culture

Trade Your Workspace for History and Culture

Bucharest, Romania’s vibrant capital, is calling all remote workers seeking a blend of history, culture, and modern amenities. Through Swaphouse, you can transform your work environment from the mundane to the magnificent. Exchange your regular home office for a cozy apartment with views of grandiose communist-era architecture or the serene Cismigiu Gardens. As you settle into your new Romanian abode, you're not just gaining a new place to work – you're becoming part of a bustling city that seamlessly melds its storied past with a dynamic present.

Home Swap Bucharest - Enjoy Work With a Romanian Twist

Enjoy Work With a Romanian Twist

Each season in Bucharest brings its own charm, making it a year-round destination for remote workers. The city’s continental climate means hot summers and snowy winters, offering a variety of experiences depending on when you choose to swap. In the warmer months, take your laptop to one of the many terraces or gardens scattered throughout the city, like those in the Lipscani district, and soak in the ambiance. When the cold sets in, cozy up in one of the city’s many chic cafés, sipping on a hot Romanian chocolate while you work.

Home Swap Bucharest - Connected in the Heart of Romania

Connected in the Heart of Romania

Bucharest may boast a rich historical tapestry, but it is also one of Eastern Europe's most internet-savvy cities. With one of the fastest internet speeds globally, it's a remote worker's paradise. The city is dotted with modern co-working spaces that cater to every type of professional, from the startup maven to the wandering writer. If you’re seeking more than just a desk, places like Mindspace or Impact Hub offer communities where you can network and exchange ideas with local entrepreneurs and other digital nomads.

Home Swap Bucharest - Swap, Settle, Stroll

Swap, Settle, Stroll

The art of home swapping in Bucharest is about finding a place that offers more than just a good Wi-Fi connection. It's about discovering a neighborhood that resonates with your lifestyle. Whether it’s the historic charm of Cotroceni or the buzz of Aviatorilor, Swaphouse makes it easy to match with a local who’s looking to explore your corner of the world. Don't forget to discuss practicalities like proximity to grocery stores, the best jogging paths in Herăstrău Park, or where to find the most reliable tram lines for your city excursions.

Home Swap Bucharest - Discover Life Beyond Your Laptop

Discover Life Beyond Your Laptop

When the workday ends, Bucharest’s rich culture unfolds before you. Take an evening walk along Victoriei Avenue, lined with landmarks like the Romanian Athenaeum and the National Museum of Art. For a taste of local life, join the locals at Caru' cu Bere for traditional Romanian fare. Weekends offer a chance to delve deeper, perhaps visiting the imposing Palace of Parliament, the second-largest administrative building in the world, or taking a leisurely stroll through the open-air Village Museum.

Home Swap Bucharest - Experience Bucharest's Diverse Offerings

Experience Bucharest's Diverse Offerings

Living in Bucharest means every weekend can be a new adventure. Go treasure hunting at the antique market in Obor, experience the lush botanical gardens, or escape the city for a day trip to the mountains or the famed Transylvanian castles. The city’s nightlife is not to be missed either, with its thriving bars and clubs where you can dance the night away or simply enjoy a quiet drink with friends.

Home Swap Bucharest - Remote Work Meets Urban Exploration

Remote Work Meets Urban Exploration

Bucharest offers a unique remote working experience that's steeped in history and buzzing with contemporary life. Whether you're taking in the eclectic architecture, enjoying the green spaces, or indulging in the local cuisine, the city has a way of making every remote worker feel right at home. With Swaphouse, you're not just swapping your home; you're unlocking the door to an immersive adventure in one of Europe's most underrated capitals. So why not let Bucharest be your next office view?

Ready to swap your home?

Join Swaphouse by creating an account. You can list your home in a few simple steps. Once that's done, begin exploring homes around the world for an exciting new and affordable workation adventure!

Need more information?

Many questions are covered in our FAQ, but please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about Swaphouse, creating an account or swapping your home.