House swap in Chicago

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

Chicago follows Central Standard Time (CST, UTC-6) and switches to UTC-5 (CDT) during summer months.
Main language
Humid Continental
Cold winters and hot summers.
Closest airport
O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest.
Near beach?
Chicago sits on the shores of Lake Michigan with several beaches within the city.
Near mountains?
± 1,000km
Significant mountains are a bit farther; the closest are the Ozarks or the Appalachians.
Local Cuisine
Deep Dish Pizza
Thick crust, cheese, and chunky tomato sauce; Chicago's claim to pizza fame.
US Dollar ($ - USD)
Must see
The Bean
A unique sculpture in Millennium Park, offering distorted reflections of the city's skyline.
Hidden gem
The Magic Parlour
A boutique magic show hosted in the historic Palmer House Hilton, providing an intimate and sophisticated evening.
Water quality
Sourced from Lake Michigan, the water undergoes thorough treatment before distribution.
Home Swap Chicago - Exploring Chicago as a Digital Nomad

Exploring Chicago as a Digital Nomad

Looking for a new city to call your home base as a digital nomad? Chicago might just be the perfect destination. With a rich history, vibrant arts scene, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, this city has something for everyone. And with Swaphouse, you can easily swap homes with a local and experience Chicago like a true resident.

Home Swap Chicago - Work and Play in the Heart of the Windy City

Work and Play in the Heart of the Windy City

As a digital nomad, you need to know that you'll be able to work remotely while you're on the road. Fortunately, Chicago has plenty of options for remote workers. Whether you prefer to work from a coffee shop, co-working space, or even a museum, you'll find what you need in this city. And with fast, reliable wifi available throughout much of the city, you'll be able to stay connected and get your work done with ease.

Home Swap Chicago - Get Your Culture Fix in the Second City

Get Your Culture Fix in the Second City

No visit to Chicago would be complete without a visit to some of its world-renowned cultural institutions. Start with the Art Institute of Chicago, which is home to an impressive collection of American and European art. Then head over to the Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can see works by some of the most exciting artists of our time. And if you're a fan of architecture, don't miss the chance to take a tour of the city's iconic skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).

Home Swap Chicago - Take in the Views from the Skydeck

Take in the Views from the Skydeck

For panoramic views of the city, be sure to visit the Skydeck at Willis Tower. On a clear day, you can see up to 50 miles in every direction, including the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. It's the perfect place to snap some photos and get a feel for the city's sprawling layout. And if you're feeling daring, step out onto The Ledge, a glass box that extends 4 feet outside the building for even more breathtaking views.

Home Swap Chicago - Discover the Food Scene in Chi-Town

Discover the Food Scene in Chi-Town

Chicago is known for its food scene, and for good reason. From classic deep-dish pizza to towering Italian beef sandwiches, you'll find plenty of delicious options to choose from. And with so many diverse neighborhoods, you can taste your way around the world in just a few days. Don't miss the chance to try some of the city's famous street food, like the Maxwell Street Polish or a hot dog from Portillo's.

Home Swap Chicago - Take a Stroll Along the Lakeshore

Take a Stroll Along the Lakeshore

With its gorgeous lakefront and miles of sandy beaches, Chicago is a city that truly embraces its waterfront. Take a stroll along the lakefront trail, which runs along the edge of Lake Michigan and offers breathtaking views of the water and the city skyline. Stop to relax on the beach or take a dip in the lake, especially during summer. And be sure to check out some of the city's iconic architectural boat tours, which offer a unique perspective on the city's famous skyline.

Home Swap Chicago - Shop, Dine, and Explore in the Neighborhoods

Shop, Dine, and Explore in the Neighborhoods

One of the best things about Chicago is its diverse neighborhoods, each with its own personality and charm. Spend a day exploring Wicker Park, known for its trendy boutiques and hip cafes, or head over to Pilsen, a vibrant Mexican neighborhood with plenty of great food and street art. And of course, no visit to the Windy City would be complete without a trip to the Magnificent Mile, a stretch of Michigan Avenue filled with high-end shops and dining options.

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?

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