What are GuestPoints?
GuestPoints exist to compensate for the hospitality of a host.
In theory, every time that you host a guest from HomeExchange you earn GuestPoints in exchange for your hospitality. Then, thanks to these GuestPoints, you can yourself be a guest in any home around the world.
Why were the GuestPoints created?
GuestPoints were created to resolve the following issue: imagine that a German couple wants to come to your home, but you wish to travel to Italy, not Germany. Without GuestPoints a simple reciprocal exchange would not be possible. With GuestPoints, however, the German couple can come stay in your home while giving you GuestPoints that you can then use to stay in a home in Italy.
Thanks to this system you are able to organise two types of exchanges on HomeExchange:
- I host the person whose home I am staying in: this is a reciprocal exchange as I am both the host and the guest
- The host whose home I am staying in may not be interested in coming to my home in turn, in which case I will offer him a predetermined amount of GuestPoints per night in exchange for his hospitality. This is considered a non reciprocal exchange as I will either be a host or a guest thanks to the GuestPoint system.
Each home has a different value of GuestPoints per night. This amount is automatically calculated by the site and depends on a variety of factors: the size of the home, the number of beds and bedrooms, the home's equipment, location, etc ...
How to earn GuestPoints
There are several ways to earn GuestPoints:
- Invite members to be guests in your home. This will give you a certain amount of GuestPoints per night in exchange for your hospitality.The GuestPoints will automatically be transferred from their account to yours when the exchange is finalized.
- The second way to earn GuestPoints is by becoming a verified member. Verification is an optional service provided to our members for which you earn 100 GuestPoints. It increases the trust and confidence between members.
- You can earn 250 GuestPoints when you automatically renew your Membership
- You will receive 350 GuestPoints when your profile has been completed.
- Also, you will receive another 350 GuestPoints when your home listing has been completed.
- Finally, you can earn 125 GuestPoints by referring your friends to HomeExchange. You and your friends will earn GuestPoints when their profiles and home listings have been completed.