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Short video about Kiwi House Swap and people's experiences using the site and with house swapping.

What a great idea! I was about to spend a fortune on a hotel for my partner and I to go to Wellington for a wedding, but found a fantastic house swap opportunity on the site. Easy peasy. No problems...

House swapping experiences


Kiwi House Swap is a website dedicated to New Zealanders wanting to house swap in and around New Zealand.

House swapping is the simple way to save thousands of dollars on holiday accommodation, as well as an opportunity to visit unique locations and live like a local.

Kiwi House Swap makes it quick, safe and easy to search for holiday accommodation in great destinations around New Zealand, connect with like-minded people and arrange your own house swaps.



I was a bit nervous about having strangers holidaying in my house, even though I would be staying in theirs. But after reading though your recommendations, I put together a list of questions and the owners of the first house I wanted to swap with fitted the bill. We ended up having a couple of chats on the phone and by the time the house swap happened I was pretty comfortable with the idea. We had a great weekend in Taupo staying in their awesome lakeside home, and they apparently loved hanging out by the beach for a bit. My neighbour handled the key arrangements and ended up having a coffee with our house swap buddies. It all felt very comfortable and easy. I’m on the scout for our next swap already. - Claire



We are delighted with Kiwi House Swap, as we have just organised a 6-week exchange to Auckland to spend Christmas with our son & family. The exchange is ideal as we are exchanging cars & the other party is more than happy to look after our little dog & their home is located less than 15 minutes from where our son lives. We did not anticipate getting a Christmas exchange so it was a real bonus.
This was all organised less than 2 weeks after joining Kiwi House Swap. - Glen



I thoroughly recommend the house swap experience. We got to stay in the loveliest cottage in the Marlborough Sounds for free. I don’t think you could pay for accommodation that would compare. It was a totally unique holiday. What a treat. Lydia



I just recently discovered house swapping, I had actually never considered it before, and a friend tried it out and raved about it. We swapped our house for 2 weeks for one in Queenstown, it was fantastic, I mean it was the cheapest holiday we have ever been on, we swapped the house and the car, the house was a bit smaller than ours but it was super comfy and they had everything we needed. As we had saved so much money on not hiring a car or paying for accommodation we were able to take the kids on a few more expensive adventures which was fantastic. I highly recommend house swapping and we are already looking around for our next adventure. - Megan



What a great idea! I was about to spend a fortune on a hotel for my partner and I to go to Wellington for a wedding, but found a fantastic house swap opportunity on the site. Easy peasy. No problems. - Simon



My husband and I have been house swapping overseas for numerous years now, its been a fantastic way to travel, however its all good and well going abroad and seeing the world but flights and the cost of getting there can still be very expensive. We are thrilled that someone is now concentrating on house swapping in NZ, it’s such a beautiful place to travel and very affordable. We are currently organizing our first home swap to the Coromandel for a week. Well-done Kiwi House Swap! - Fiona