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Des questions? Live chat vous répond! Echange #82 !

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Live Chat Support

Depuis le 17 Janvier nous avons installé un service d’assistance en ligne pour vous apporter une aide rapide et efficace avec le système du Live Chat.

Nous répondons à vos questions instantanément par Chat et si l’un de nous n’est pas disponible, vous pouvez toujours nous laisser un message lequel sera répondrons dans les meilleurs délais.

Vous pouvez aussi contacter votre représentation nationale.


Home is your world…. the world is your home!

Découvrez notre nouvelle vidéo and partagez la avec vos amis.


La Hot List de Mars/Avril 2018

Les annonces placées dans la Hot List restent 4 jours seulement. Consultez cette liste pour trouver un échange imminent dont la date de début commence d’ici moins de 8 semaines. Si vous aussi vous recherchez activement un échange, affichez votre annonce dans la Hot List et renouvelez tous les 4 jours, tant que nécessaire.

Quelques exemples d‘annonces de la Hot List

Mårslet, Danemark #DK1016090

Nice house in the small beautiful town of Mårslet only 6 km away from Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The house is 120 m2 and consists of kitchen, bathroom, 3 bedrooms and a large living room.

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PARIS, France #FR050495

Nice flat in the centre of Paris only 5 mins from the opera and Galeries Lafayette. Two double bedrooms, bath and shower and a well equipped, large, sunny kitchen. Third floor with lift. Very convenient to visit Paris. Several Metro and bus lines, many shops.

 

Griffith, Canberra, Australie #AU1016062

Modern three-bedroom house in Canberra, Australia. The house is fully equipped and very comfortable – there is an expansive backyard (950m2) with outdoor deck and Weber BBQ, large lawn area with sandpit and trampoline for the kids. There is also a large organic vegetable and herb garden with products available for use during your stay.

 

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Où trouver la Hot List?

Sur le blog (en anglais)


Histoires d’échanges ember stories

Notre échange n°82 – Hiver en Grèce !

la Rotonde

Rencontrez Sonja et Frans qui reviennt juste de leur 82ème échange, au cours duquel ils ont visité la Grèce. Jeunes retraités, ils se sont convertis aux échanges de maison et c’est un véritable succès.

Sonja et Frans ont conclu leur accord avec l’échange/prêt de voiture avec leurs partenaires, Evdokia et Minas résidant à Kavala près de Thessalonik. Ils ont ainsi visité cette ville magnifique et son impressionant monument de la Rotonde.

Après avoir dégusté un café grec et même un café frappé, ils sont arrivés dans leur maison d’échange où Evdokia leur avait préparé un authentique repas grec pour leur souhaiter la bienvenue. Quel bel accueil!

Voulez-vous savoir ce qu’ils ont vécu ensuite?

Lisez la suite (en anglais)

Chaque échange est une histoire unique.

 Partagez la vôtre


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Newsletter Archive

Fragen? Live Chat Support! 82 Tausche!

Intervac.com

Live Chat Unterstützung

Am 17. Januar haben wir unseren neuen Live Support aufgeschaltet. Dieser unterstützt alle Webseitenbesucher bei Fragen. In Englisch und je nach Supporter in anderen Sprachen.

Wir hoffen unseren Mitgliedern damit einen besseren Service zu bieten.

Wenn kein Supporter frei ist, wechselt das System in den Offline Modus. Webseiten-Besucher können mit Klick auf den Button eine Nachricht hinterlassen. Wir bemühen uns um eine prompte Antwort.

Natürlich können für Fragen wie bisher die nationalen Organisator kontaktiert werden.


Home is your world…. the world is your home!

Schau dir das neue Video an und teile es mit deinen Freunden.


Hotlist März/April 2018

Die Einträge auf der Hotlist sind nur für vier Tage gültig. Mitglieder, welche sich in die Hotlist eintragen suchen aktiv nach einem Haustausch innerhalb der nächsten acht Wochen.

Nachfolgend stellen wir ein paar Einträge vor.

Mårslet, Dänemark #DK1016090

Nettes Haus in der kleinen schönen Stadt Mårslet nru 6 km von Aarhus, der zweitgrössten Stadt Dänemarks, entfernt. Das Haus hat 120m2 und verfügt über Küche, Bad, 3 Schlafzimmer und ein grosses Wohnzimmer.

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PARIS, Frankreich #FR050495

Schöne Wohnung im Zentrum von Paris. 5 Minuten zur Oper und ein Galerien Lafayette. Zwei Schlafzimmer mit Doppelbett, Bad, Dusche und eine grosse sonnige Küche. Die Wohnung befindet sich im dritten Obergeschoss mit Lift, sie liegt nahe an verschiedenen Metro- und Buslinien und Geschäften. Die Lage ist praktisch, um Paris zu erkunden.

 

Griffith, Canberra, Australien #AU1016062

Ein modernes Haus mit drei Schlafzimmern in Canberra, Australien. Das Haus is voll ausgestattet und sehr komfortabel. Ein grosser Garten (950m2) mit Terrasse und Weber Grill, grossem Rasen, Trampolin und Sandkasten lädt zum Verweilen ein. Ausserdem dürfen sich die Gäste im biologischen Gemüse- und Kräutergarten bedienen.

 

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Wo finde ich die Hotlist?

Infos im Blog (Englisch)


Erfahrungen unserer Mitglieder

Unser 82. Tausch – Winter in Griechenland!

Wir stellen dir Sonja und Frans vor. Sie sind kürzlich von Ihrem 82. Tausch in Griechenland zurückgekommen.

Nachdem sie beide kürzlich pensioniert wurden, haben Sie sich vorgenommen mehr Haustausche zu geniessen. Sie sind dabei ziemlich erfolgreich.

Sonja und Frans haben mit ihrem Haus auch gleich das Auto mit Evdokia und Minas aus Kavala, in der Nähe von Thessaloniki, getauscht. Sie haben die erstaunliche Stadt mit den wunderschönen Kirchen und “The Rotunda” besucht.

Nachdem Sie einen Griechischen Kaffee und sogar ein winterliches Kaffee-Frappe genossen hatten, sind sie in ihr Ferienhaus gereist. Evdokia hatte für Ihre Gäste sogar eine Mahlzeit vorbereitet. Sonja und Frans fühlten sich herzlich willkommen.

Möchtest du wissen was sie ausserdem erlebt haben?

Mehr lesen (Englisch)

Jeder Haustausch birgt seine eigene Geschichte

 Teile deine


Intervac

Become the next Intervac Ambassador

We are always looking for experienced members interested in helping us spread the word about Intervac and home exchange.

Can I become an Intervac Ambassador?

If you are an experienced Intervac member and would like to help us spread the word about Intervac and home exchange, we invite you to become an ambassador.

Are there any Ambassadors in my country already?

The current Ambassadors can be seen in this post. Even if there is already an Ambassador in your country, do send in your application as we can accept more than one per country.

What is an Intervac Ambassador supposed to do?

We expect each Ambassador to:

  • send one (or more!) exchange stories that we can share on our blog, newsletter, and social media
  • tell their friends about Intervac (ah, you were doing this already, right?)
  • answer questions from new members
  • be available for interviews by journalists in their country

Are there any benefits?

Yes!

First of all, you get 3 months free on your membership when you become an Ambassador.

And you get a special badge on your listing 🙂

 

 

Where do I start?

Simply fill this form! And if you want to send us the longer version of the exchange story with  one or more pictures right away that is great, send it to editor@intervac.com, If you don’t have it ready, don’t worry. Send us the application now and the exchange story can come in later.

Become an Intervac Ambassador
Year
Please tell us when the exchange took place and where. What made that exchange special? Write a short version of it here, we will get in touch to know more and ask you for an illustrating phot.

 

Intervac

Home is your world… the world is your home

If your home is your world… share your world!
Sharing friendship helps you grow
Sharing journeys makes you happy
Sharing experiences makes you sensitive
Sharing culture warms your heart

Live like a local, in an affordable and sustainable way.

Intervac – The original home exchange community, since 1953

Home exchange guide, Your Listing

All about your listing’s photos

Pictures are a very important part of your Intervac listing. They show what your home and neighborhood is like and they present your family to our Intervac community.

There are 4 categories of photos in your listing:

  1. Home
  2. Neighbourhood
  3. Family
  4. Lifestyle

All of these pictures show in your picture slideshow, following precisely that order: Home, Neighbourhood, Family, Lifestyle. If you have more than one listing, the photos in the Family and Lifestyle categories will show in all your listings.

 

Please note that when logged in you can view all the photos other members have on their slideshow. If you are not logged in, you will be considered as a Visitor (and not a Member) and for that reason only be able to view the ones selected by the member as Members & Visitors photos.

Adding more photos to your Intervac listing

Adding more photos is a great way to provide more information to potential exchangers and increases the chances of you getting the home exchange you want.

To do this log in, and go to Member Home > My Listing > Change My Listing

Choose the category you want (Home, Family, Lifestyle or Neighbourhood)

You can add new photos by clicking the Upload photos button, you can add new pictures in the chosen category.

Please note photos need to be no bigger than 10MB. If your photo is bigger, we recommend that you use an online resizer tool to reduce its size to a maximum of 10MB (that is 10240 KB or less).

You can reorder the photos within the category by using the 4-headed arrow on the right and dragging the photo to where you want it.

If you click on Show to members only, the photo will be shown only to logged in members. If you click on Show to everyone, the photo will be shown to both members and visitors.

Member Questions

 How about the main photo?

The main photo has a blog post dedicated to it. Read all about how to handle the main photo of your listing.

How can I delete photos?

To delete photos, simply follow these instructions.

 How can I rotate photos?

To rotate photos that appear sideways or even upside down, follow these instructions.

 Where did my neighborhood photos go?

All your photos show in your picture slideshow They appear in the order of the categories you uploaded them in: Home, Neighbourhood, Family, Lifestyle.

  I see you have a caption on your main photo. How can I add one too?

Clicking the Edit Caption link will open this little dialog. Just type in the text you want for your caption but keep it under 128 characters. That’s the limit.

Home exchange guide, Your Listing

How to delete your photos

You know your listing looks much better with photos and the odds of getting that exchange you are looking for greatly increase. But maybe you want to delete some of your photos to upload new ones, more up-to-date.

Note: If you are considering deleting your photos because they are upside down or rotate, you don’t need to delete them. See here how to rotate your photos.

Deleting photos step-by-step

1 – Log in to your account and click on Change my listing

2 – Click on Home Photos & Texts

3 – Next to each photo you will find an icon to delete it (as shown in the screenshot below)

4 – Repeat for as many photos as you wish to delete

5 – Repeat also in the sections

Deleting the main photo

 You cannot delete the main photo. You can replace it with a new photo you upload or with one of your other photos. If you don’t want to have a photo of your house, you can use a photo of your area taken from the Internet.
The instructions on how to change the main photo are here.
Home exchange guide, Your membership

How to upgrade your Intervac membership

If you are a trial member and want to upgrade to a full membership, here are step-by-step instructions.

1 – Log in at https://www.intervac-homeexchange.com/service/login

2 – Follow the Upgrade membership link right at the top of your dashboard/member home

3 – Select the duration of your membership. Please note that a full membership always starts at the end of your free membership period. To select the duration of your choice, press one of the blue Select buttons.

4 – Once the duration is selected, a yellow Go button will show further down. Click on that button to proceed.

5 – After this, the options will vary depending on the country and duration of membership selected. But if you wish to pay online, you can do so with your credit card or your PayPal account by selecting the blue with credit card button

 

 

 

If you still have questions, please contact your national representative. You’ll find their contact details here.

 

 

 

 

Finding an exchange partner, Home exchange guide

Past Members – more exchange opportunities

When browsing the listings of Intervac members, you might have come across some that mention being Past Members. These members no longer have a current membership with Intervac.

You can tell it is a Past Member because it shows a yellow “traffic light” saying Past member.

 

What are the limitations for Past members?

An active member can contact a past member. The idea is to provide an extra exchanging opportunity for both parties.

However, Past members cannot start new conversations and their ability to reply is limited. They can only answer back with a standard Yes / Maybe / No response.

When receiving an exchange request from another member, the Past member has several options. He can renew his membership and proceed to an exchange agreement.

He can also choose to stop receiving these offers from other members.

How can I stop seeing Past members?

If you want to exclude Past members from your search, you simply have to activate the proper filter. Open the Preferences section of your filters and click on the checkbox Open for Exchange.

 

Intervac, Newsletter Archive

Happy 2018 Find your exchanges now!

Welcome to the new year!

Where will you travel this year? Did you make an exchange agreement yet?
This is the perfect time to sit down and start planning. We offer you tips in this newsletter

Find your destination now


Remember our Christmas gift?

20% discount for your friends and relatives with the promo code NEW2018. They simply need to use the code as they sign up for one year or more here (Ends 31st January 2018). Share with your friends and family.


Refresh your listing

You want to present an updated profile to potential exchange partners. Remember to refresh your pictures, details, destination wishlist, list of favourites etc.

Refresh your listing


The Disneyland Paris experience

 

Ana has visited Disneyland Paris with her royal family. They have shared their experience and hints with us. Find out how to make the most of time spent in the queues, where to find the best picnic spots and how to save cash. Read the full story