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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 {{total_number_of_members}} 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 are relatively affluent, well educated and passionate about expanding their horizons. Typically they are home owners with one or two incomes from professional and executive occupations, small business owners, or self-employed. Their average age is between 35 and 60 and often there are children living at home. We are also happy to call an adventurous group of retirees, busy seeing the world and enjoying the benefits of home exchange, our members as well.

What types of vacation does Intervac's online system support?

  • Home Exchange: Our main focus - two families agree to live in each other's homes over a specified period of time.
  • Bed and Breakfast: This is the same as the well known public variety, but is offered between members, without the exchange of monies.
  • Rentals: Members sometimes list holiday homes which they usually rent out for a drastically reduced price to members.