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The Ultimate House Swapping Quiz
by Staff
What is an inexpensive way to visit many popular locations in the world? If you live in a popular place, then you may be able to swap your home with another traveler. Take this quiz to learn more about house swapping.

When did house swapping become a traveler's alternative to a hotel?

  • mid 1950s
  • mid 1970s
  • mid 1990s

What percent of travelers have swapped houses?

  • 5 to 10 percent
  • 15 to 20 percent
  • 20 to 30 percent

Who house swaps?

  • working professionals
  • own their home
  • both answers

What is an indicator of how successful you will be with swapping your home?

  • homes in popular locations
  • expensive homes
  • dirty homes

What kind of exchange occurs when home owners switch homes during the same dates?

  • traditional
  • non-simultaneous
  • hospitality

How can you exchange homes at different dates?

  • own more than one home
  • double up
  • neither answer

How does a hospitality exchange work?

  • own more than one home
  • double up
  • neither answer

What about the car?

  • no car
  • includes the car
  • only for emergencies

What do you do about pets?

  • no pets allowed
  • pets may stay
  • details may be worked out

What should you do when the swap is over?

  • clean the home
  • do not clean the home
  • leave the home in the condition you found it

What is an easy way to find home swappers?

  • Internet
  • newspaper advertisements
  • travel magazine advertisements

How many people have reported dissatisfaction with house swapping?

  • none
  • few
  • many

What happens if there is a home fire or a car accident?

  • covered by insurance
  • not covered by insurance
  • neither answer

What is an important detail to agree upon with your trading partner?

  • telephone and internet charges
  • repairs and breakages
  • both answers

It may be easy to find a trading partner for what city?

  • New York City
  • Jerusalem
  • both answers

Why may someone be interested in trading for a home in a less traveled destination?

  • visit relatives
  • steal your belongings
  • neither answer

Other than cost, what is another advantage of house swapping?

  • genuine local experience
  • maid service
  • room service

What resort area may be easy to find a trading partner for?

  • Florida during hurricane season
  • Maine in February
  • Cape Cod in July

What is the reason some people prefer a hospitality exchange?

  • more comfortable
  • less comfortable
  • feel like a tour guide

How much does it cost to list your home on a house-swapping network?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 500