Strangers in my bed?
The initial reaction of most people who hear the words “home exchange” is: and these people have to sleep in my bed?
Take a brief moment to consider the last time you stayed in a hotel. Now think of all the people (whom you don’t know) who slept in that very same hotel bed before you. With a home exchange you have the advantage of getting to know your exchange partner and building up a relationship before your trip even takes place.
You will never talk aboout these people as “strangers”.