VRS009 – Home Exchange the Vacation Rental Way with Larry Klimczyk

IVHE_logoIn today’s show we’re talking about Home Exchange and specifically vacation rental home exchange.  This is not a new concept and has been around for a long time.  In fact, fifteen years ago, before I got into the vacation rental business, my family did a home exchange with another family from California’s Sonoma valley.  It was an amazing experience helped by the fact that we had a film crew from the BBC Travel Show with us for 4 days out of the 10 we were there.

We would have loved to do this again, but the big drawback of exchanging then was the simultaneous nature of it.  We had to want a vacation at the same time as the exchange family which was a little limiting.

Now that we have a couple of vacation rentals of our own, and regularly rent places in other countries, I am intrigued by the idea of doing another exchange…..but this time with owners of other rentals so we don’t have to vacation simultaneously.  So, when I heard about IVHE, International Vacation Home Exchange, I wanted to know more.  My guest on this show is the Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange,  Larry Klimczyk and he describes exactly how it works, how it’s a great model for second home owners to tap into and what you should do if you want to earn credits from your vacant weeks.

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • The benefits of non-simultaneous exchange
  • How multiple properties can accumulate credit
  • The difference between conventional home exchange and the IVHE model
  • How to save up credits to exchange for a larger property
  • What costs are involved to the home owner and the visitor
  • The next steps to register


International Vacation Home Exchange

Free Home Exchange Guidebook

Special Offer to Cottage Blogger Readers and ListenersFor a limited time, IVHE are very generously extending a Special Offer to the Vacation Rental Success audience:Platinum Membership or Silver Membership  – 4 months free or a discount of 33%Direct Exchange Membership – 6 months free or a discount of 50%

Use the promotion code cottage10 when registering


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IVHE Home Exchange

Thank you Heather for a great interview, very informative.


Home Exchange is such a great concept and works particularly well for 2nd home owners who want to visit other places. I thoroughly recommend swapping homes for a vacation.



Gen L

Thanks so much for the info great blog you have set up. Just an FYI I tried to copy your RSS feed and it does not work. I own a condo in Park city Utah if you know anybody going that way send them my way . My website is myParkCityvacationrentals.co


Thank you for the great podcasts Heather. I have been listing to VRS constantly and learnt so much. Keep up the good work! Lynne

Heather Bayer

Thanks Lynn I appreciate your feedback. Let me know if there are any topics you’d like me to cover.

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