Welcome to International Vacation Home Exchange. We are a friendly team who care passionately about making your home exchange experience the best possible. We all share a great love of travelling and are keen to enable our members to travel the world in comfort and style while saving thousands of dollars.
Suzie Magnus, Founder, LinkedIn
An experienced professional in the real estate and property development business, Suzie founded IVHE in 2003 to offer a home exchange site that offered flexibility, choice and excellent service. Her emphasis is always on providing a high level of service combined with a personal touch for all our home exchange members.
Larry Klimczyk, Excecutive Director
Larry joins us with years of international experience in both technology and transportation. Having worked in over 40 countries he is expanding our options around the globe.
Annette, Technical Director
Annette is responsible for all technical aspects of the International Vacation Home Exchange site and is always on hand ensure that the website works perfectly.
Jacqueline Tongko, Your Personal Travel Resercher
Jacque is our enthusiastic Travel Researcher. Her hard work will save you lots of time in online research of the location you will be visiting. She can find the best restaurants, theatre information, shopping tips, local transportation or anything else that captures your interest. This exclusive service will give you great options so that you can make informed choices, and ensure that your IVHE Home Exchange/trade is a fantastic experience.
Caroline, Marketing and Administration
Caroline has worked with Suzie and Annette since 2005 providing marketing and administration support. She is responsible for approving all new home exchange properties and is always happy to help with any queries you may have about your IVHE listing.
Home Exchange Dedicated Trade Co-ordinators; Jenny, Sally and Jod
Jenny, Sally and Jod organise your home exchanges and trades and make sure that all goes smoothly. They take great pride in getting to know home exchange members personally, providing them with the highest possible levels of personal service.
Jenna, Marketing and Sales
Jenna is responsible for membership promotions and sales. She is always looking for new home exchange members with lovely properties because the more properties we have, the greater the choices are for all of our members.
Is my property safe when home exchanging?
How many exchanges / trades would I get in a year?
Does my property qualify for IVHE Home Exchanges?
Do you do direct home exchanges?
Our aim is to offer a personal service to all members, to get involved in all aspects of the home exchange both before and after. Most importantly, our system means that you never have to arrange a simultaneous home exchange with another member, which gives you much greater flexibility with your holiday plans.
A few things that make us special:
Non-simultaneous home exchange: The timing of your holiday is not guided by anyone else's schedule. You may want a one-week stay while another member may want a two-week stay at your property. International Vacation Home Exchange makes this possible.
Vastly varied property portfolio: Your property can be exchanged with any type or size of property using our credits system and everyone benefits. You do not have to exchange on a like-for-like basis, giving you greater flexibility and more interesting choices. This means, as an example, you can home swap your 5 bedroom Caribbean paradise for a smaller 2 bedroom luxury apartment in London while still having remaining credits to use on another holiday.
Home exchange in a multitude of locations: You can stay anywhere in the world with our online home swap system. You are not limited with an exchange to a place you do not want to go to or have visited already.
Different seasons: As a global exchange site the properties are listed from all over the world. The seasons vary greatly in different parts of the world, particularly in the northern and southern hemispheres. Whether you're seeking sun or snow, the world is your oyster, year-round!
Expectations: As you do not need to exchange properties on a like-for-like basis, this helps to remove the obvious comparisons that may be made between homes. Try something new!
We are aware our fees are different to the conventional home exchange listing sites but then so are our services. We want to offer something different, combining Internet technology with a more personal service giving our members the best possible home exchange experience.
We will send send reminders to leave feedback after a trade to both host and guest after an exchange, and will keep records of these. This will be available to other members.
We hope the above has answered most of your questions, if you have any that we haven't covered please e-mail us or fill in our online form.
To apply for Membership go to our Join page .
We enjoy the feeling of IVHE being a member's club and have been lucky enough to meet more like minded owners. Not to forget the very real financial advantage that these swaps have gained us. Being able to leverage the rental value of our house in this way is decidedly to our benefit.
Pat 01 Nov 2011 #0424
I highly recommend IVHE as an international home exchange service. It offers a different concept. It has allowed us to explore so many different places. The service has been phenomenal, it is very personal and very prompt and in the two years we've had nothing but excellent results from IVHE.
Susan 31 Oct 2011 #0128
It felt like we were visiting friends.It was my first trade request with IVHE club and I was very impressed how simple and stress-free was the booking.
Olga 11 Feb 2009 #0480
We can highly recommend the personal service offered by IVHE - it is a cut above the services offered by other home exchange organisations. We were very reassured by the fact that Suzie Magnus had obviously spoken extensively to so many of the members on the website, so that she had gained an idea of each person's needs and offerings.
Susan and Peter 11 Feb 2009 #0154
It was great to have had the opportunity of a good conversation with IVHE with first hand knowledge of the area, full of helpful advice about the town, the expected climate conditions for the time of year, etc.. This helped us greatly in deciding which of the IVHE villas to go for.
Three IVHE exchanges. All three way way beyond our expectations, absolutely gorgeous. Great locations, really nice clean units and the credits required were extremely reasonable so I couldn't be more pleased, and I have been a house exchanger for twenty five years, before the computerised version of it!
Becoming a member of IVHE has really changed the way we travel. We have saved a lot of money and stayed in some great locations, in high quality homes. The IVHE system is so much bettter than a simultaneous exchange as you can choose from a wide range of homes and travel whenever you want. Communication with IVHE is excellent, always prompt and personal. I highly recommend travelling this way!
IVHE is a wonderful organisation and has helped us connect with fellow members across the world. My partner and I thoroughly recommend joining IVHE as it is one of the best, most effective exchange websites in existence. Over the years we've tried using other exchange sites but IVHE is consistently the best. Thanks to IVHE we have stayed in wonderful vacation properties all over the world.
First exchange with IVHE location was very convenient, we could walk or take the city bus anywhere in Auckland. Cottage was well furnished and comfortable. Highly recommend this exchange programme to others.
Had very good service, the people are very responsive when you have questions. Have exchanged twice now. Beautiful property, owners were very accommodating, let us know all the restaurant and all the things you could do. I have also exchanged my property a couple of time with no problems. Been a very good experience with IVHE.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
The beauty of IVHE is that the trades do not need to be simultaneous. Hence, you can offer your home and 'bank' points to be used later, or use other homes and have yours available at a different time. I have found Suzie to be highly professional, communicative, and detail-oriented, providing the highest caliber of service while maintaining a warm,'personal' touch. I highly recommend this service to anyone.
Meredith 31 Aug 2011 #0332
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
IVHE is a wonderful way to experience the world from the vantage point of someone's own home. Dealing with IVHE has been stress-free, professional and very efficient. The value proposition is excellent and I highly recommend Suzie and her organization.
Barbara 23 Jul 2011 #0402
IVHE, is the most rewarding and innovative organisation for anyone, around the globe, that own's a second property and loves to travel the world. Believe me, you'll love it - www.ivhe.com!
Larry 18 Dec 2010 #0446
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
Suzie is at the heart of IVHE an international home exchange concept that offers so much more than a mere introductory exchange service. Inventive and superb at solving issues that do not fit into boxes.