Home Swaps

Anyone here ever list their home on one of the websites or done a swap some other way? I googled this article but was hoping for first hand knowledge: https://cycloscope.net/home-swap-house-exchange

I like that with some of these websites, you accumulate points to use for stays, which eliminates the problem of arranging a trip at the same time or for the same duration. Our home and vacation home both have upstairs and downstairs units, and this could be a great way to make the house work for us without being taxed on it as a “rental.” The IRS considers exchanges as personal use, according to my Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide.

We are hoping to increase travel at some point in the relatively near future, and my idea of visiting an area is to live like a local.