home exchange club individual member section


San Francisco, CA April 1, 2008

Budget-minded travelers use "home exchange" to stay for free in other people's homes. Swappers find each other through "home exchange clubs". Until now those clubs have been completely unregulated and no voice existed to protect consumers.

With such sites popping up on the internet like mushrooms it has been hard to know which organizations protect home exchangers and which do not. Now those clubs have banded together to form the world's first Certification Agency and professional organization for home exchange businesses.

Certified Home Exchange Clubs can be found at Individuals interested in home exchange can visit before selecting a club to make sure the club is legitimate and will protect their rights. In response to the concerns of legitimate club owners, CHEC was founded by four veteran home exchangers: Leslie Nicodemus and Joe Murray are the innovators behind, the premier home exchange club directory; Nikki and Sandy Feist write Home Exchange Travels ( the most widely-read blog dedicated to Home Exchange tips and advice.

Certified Home Exchange Clubs (CHEC) is a new concept for home exchange. CHEC is not a home exchange agency. CHEC is an independent professional organization of home exchange clubs and individual home exchangers.

Travelers who agree to the home exchangers' Code of Conduct and who have been approved by the CHEC Club Council can join as Certified Exchangers at 

For additional information on Certified Home Exchange Clubs, contact Joe or Leslie: or visit

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