CommuterSwap is a new company that focuses on commuters. The website, which connects commuters interested in temporary home exchange, launched on November 1, 2009. The company facilitates house swapping to put commuters closer to their business destination. The concept is simple yet unique. Commuters who want a short-term home swap can connect online with others seeking to swap, as well. Listings are nation wide.
There is a $10 fee to list your home online. Browsing the list of available houses is free. All communication is anonymous. Registered users can view house listings which include a photo, map, and detailed information. Prospective swap owners gain exposure to a larger audience of prospective exchangers than through traditional means of advertising. Registered users can add, update, and share their property information directly on the CommuterSwap site.
The site is packed with resources in addition to listings including a blog, helpful links, FAQ, and more.
CommuterSwap is owned and operated by Jane Hudson. She created CommuterSwap because she was once a commuter herself, driving more than 30 miles to work. She described this experience as “... a significant drain on my sanity, pocket book, and health.”
“I realized that if swapping homes could work for cost conscious vacationers, it could really make a positive impact on commuters spending a majority of their paycheck and time getting to work,” said Hudson.
According to Hudson, Commuter Swap represents a shift in the way people think about getting to and from work. Temporary house swapping can make long distance commuting more economical, environmentally friendly, and reduce mental stress.
Interested commuters can visit CommuterSwap site to register online.