House swap in Edinburgh

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Edinburgh 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 don’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 Edinburgh

Edinburgh follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, UTC) and switches to UTC+1 (BST) during summer months.
Main language
Scots and Scottish Gaelic are also spoken.
Mild summers and cool winters with frequent rainfall.
Closest airport
Edinburgh Airport, the busiest airport in Scotland.
Intl. train station
Edinburgh Waverley
Central station with connections to London, Glasgow, and other parts of the UK.
Near beach?
Edinburgh has several beaches, like Portobello, on the Firth of Forth.
Near mountains?
± 100km
The Scottish Highlands start to the north of Edinburgh.
Local Cuisine
Savory pudding with sheep's organs, oats, and spices; Scotland's national dish.
Pound Sterling
Pound Sterling (Β£ - GBP)
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
Historic fortress which has dominated the skyline for centuries.
Hidden gem
Mary King's Close
A historic close located under buildings, giving a glimpse of 17th century life.
Water quality
Scottish tap water is of high quality and is safe to drink.
Home Swap Edinburgh - Exploring the Charms of Scotland's Capital

Exploring the Charms of Scotland's Capital

As Scotland's historic capital city, Edinburgh is a destination that should be on every traveler's bucket list. Its rich culture, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes are enough to leave anyone in awe. But beyond its touristy facade lies a bustling city that is ideal for digital nomads and remote workers looking for a change of scenery. Here's a guide to Edinburgh's best experiences and amenities for those who want to work and play in equal measure.

Home Swap Edinburgh - Savor the Sights and Sounds of Old Town

Savor the Sights and Sounds of Old Town

Edinburgh's Old Town is a maze of narrow streets, Gothic architecture, and historic landmarks that date back centuries. It's a great place to wander around, with plenty of cafes and pubs to fuel up on. Some highlights include the towering Edinburgh Castle, the picturesque Victoria Street, and the famous Royal Mile. The best part? The entire area is pedestrianized, so you won't have to dodge any traffic as you explore.

Home Swap Edinburgh - Get Lost in the Magic of New Town

Get Lost in the Magic of New Town

New Town, as the name suggests, is a newer part of Edinburgh, but it's no less charming than the Old Town. Its wide streets, neoclassical buildings, and stylish shops and restaurants are a breath of fresh air. You can't miss the majestic St. Andrew Square, or the elegant Georgian House, a restored townhouse that takes you back to the 18th century. New Town is also home to some of Edinburgh's most unique co-working spaces, where digital nomads can find a comfortable and productive environment.

Home Swap Edinburgh - Experience the Festive Side of Edinburgh

Experience the Festive Side of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city of festivals, with some of the most famous being the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. These events attract visitors from all over the world and offer a great opportunity to mix work and play. Imagine taking in a world-class performance during the day and then getting some work done in the evening. It's the perfect blend of productivity and leisure.

Home Swap Edinburgh - Hike to the Top of Arthur's Seat

Hike to the Top of Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano that stands tall over the city of Edinburgh. It's a popular hiking spot that offers breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. The climb is not too strenuous, but it's important to wear proper hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Once you reach the top, you'll feel like you're on top of the world. It's the perfect spot to get some work done, or just soak in the beauty of Edinburgh from above.

Home Swap Edinburgh - Indulge in the Local Cuisine

Indulge in the Local Cuisine

Scotland is famous for its hearty cuisine, and Edinburgh is no exception. From haggis and neeps to fish and chips, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on the famous Edinburgh Gin, or the local craft beers. The city is also home to some of the best coffee shops and cafes, which offer a great atmosphere for digital nomads to work and socialize.

Home Swap Edinburgh - Find Your Home Away from Home with Swaphouse

Find Your Home Away from Home with Swaphouse

Edinburgh has plenty of options for digital nomads looking for accommodation, but for those who want to save money and experience the city like a local, Swaphouse is a great option. Swaphouse lets you swap homes with other remote workers and digital nomads, so you can enjoy a fully furnished apartment or house at a fraction of the cost of a hotel. Plus, you'll get to live like a local and immerse yourself in the culture.

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.