Facts About Intervac

We Are the Original Home Exchangers

What a way to travel! Intervac isn't just a company - but a way of life that our founders discovered and pioneered. Since 1953 we have been leading the way facilitating home exchange between families, singles and retired people. Within the organization our national representatives work together and beyond country borders to make sure that you find the perfect exchange partner and that your holidays are stress-free and fun.

Culturally-Enriching, Environmentally Friendly and Economical

INTERVAC was started in Europe in the early 1950's by a group of teachers with plenty of vacation time looking for economic means to travel internationally. After a few exchanges, they realized that living in each other's homes was great for cultivating international friendships. Our concept has been growing ever since - primarily by referrals from satisfied home exchangers. Currently INTERVAC offers its services around the world and facilitates home exchanges for 30,000 families from all walks of life.

The name INTERVAC is made from words international and vacations and is registered as a trademark in most countries where INTERVAC operates. In countries where we are represented we simply call ourselves INTERVAC followed by the country name. For example: we are INTERVAC Austria in Austria and INTERVAC Canada in Canada. Our umbrella organisation - INTERVAC International - is a registered non-profit organisation in Sweden.

We keep a low profile, taking care of our 30,000 members. Our growth is fueled by referrals from satisfied members. We have agents in 45 countries, we speak your language and live in your culture. We are here to guide and advise you how to get the most out of your home exchange experiences. If you have questions, we'd love to hear from you.

About our Members

Our members like to travel and experience life in other countries. They are passionate about expanding their horizons. They have a wide range of backgrounds and include those who travel alone, couples, families with young children and retirees. They like to make new friends while they are busy seeing the world and enjoying the benefits of home exchange,

What is possible with Intervac's Home Exchange Services?

**Home Exchange**: Our main focus - two families agree to live in each other's homes over a specified period of time. A **non-simultaneous** home exchange takes place at staggered dates between members: member A comes to member B in summer, member B comes to member A in winter. **Youth exchange** is an opportunity for young people (usually teenagers) to have an exchange stay with each other, thanks to the membership of their parents, who are members of Intervac. The **Hospitality exchange** is intended for all those who wish to host other Intervac members in their own homes, usually on a rotating basis and free of charge.

**Bed and Breakfast**: This is the same as the well known public variety, but is offered between members, without the exchange of monies.

**Renting possible**: Sometimes members list holiday homes that they usually rent at a heavily discounted price to members.