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Helping academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends find home matches across the globe is our goal. Whether it is for sabbaticals, academic research, writing retreats, or time-off travel�we provide low-fee listings for people to find, or offer, homes around the world.

SabbaticalHomes.com continues to grow thanks to satisfied members recommending us to colleagues and sending in success-based contributions. You will notice that we offer very low fees for academics to use our services. We feel it is important for all of academia to have the opportunity to travel and share their ideas�from PhDs to tenured professors. Therefore, success-based contributions are crucial to sustaining our low-fee, advertisement-free, specialized website service.

SabbaticalHomes.com was created to serve the worldwide academic community. Our founder coded the first iteration of the site in 2000 to fill a growing housing need for minds on the move. In the meantime, many other housing rental/exchange sites have popped up. Competitors have approached us in the past looking to collaborate, but we want to stay true to our mission�and remain a independent, individually operated business. We are proud to say that SabbaticalHomes.com is still the leading internet-based directory for academic home exchanges, home rentals, house sitting, and sharing opportunities. And to this day, a independent, dedicated team, led by the founder, keeps the operation running.

Please spend some time on our website and find, or offer, a place to stay on SabbaticalHomes.com today!

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SabbaticalHomes.com is Committed to Family

Los Angeles, CA (September 2016) - SabbaticalHomes.com, an online listing service for scholars needing to find or offer temporary accommodations, was excited to recently discover that a family of 6 welcomed their lucky 7th member during their stay in a Sabbatical Home. Nadege Conger, Sabbatical Homes' founder, was delighted to hear from the members. "I love that our site facilitates a closeness among members; With minimal degrees of separation among the scholarly community, fellow SabbaticalHomes.com members begin to feel like an extended family."

The Butchers, an American family from Ithaca, New York (Cornell University) relocated their family of 6 to the UK while on a 10-month assignment at Harefield Hospital - welcoming their lucky 7th member during their sabbatical stay. How did they do it? Christine Butcher says a number of convenient coincidences occurred, the first being that they found tremendous hosts in the Lewis family, and decided to let their Hertfordshire home.

The Butchers found their hosts excessively helpful from the get go, "even before and even regardless of whether we were able to rent their home," said Jonathan Butcher. And they were glad that they did! Their hosts, the Lewises, had experience helping tenants connect with each other and the community to make the transition easier. The Butchers were grateful that the home had been specially prepared for their large family. And especially thankful that their hosts had reached out to neighbors to invite them to community events, like the Guy Fawkes Day fireworks. "While we firmly believe there was Providence involved, having spectacular landlords and putting the effort forth to connect with the community made our time unforgettable," says Christine.

But the most unforgettable thing of all was undoubtedly welcoming their newest bundle of joy! "We were staying with our 4 children and had our 5th while living there," explains Jonathan. Their four older children flourished in a school environment as it provided a daily routine and peer interaction, as well as regular, steady academic instruction. The routine of school and community interaction helped make it feel much more like home. "We also connected immediately with a local church, full of engaging and welcoming people, whom we still call friends. So, in addition to being able to take short mini-trips on odd weekends and longer trips during school holidays, we were experiencing life as 'locals' generally were. I believe, that the only thing we would change if we had to do it over again would be to stay longer!" exclaims Christine.

Here's to enjoying life's adventures from birth to retirement!

SabbaticalHomes.com is a trusted, privately-owned site dedicated to the travel and housing needs of academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends worldwide, with listings in over 55 countries. Proudly run by its founder since 2000, the online listing service serves scholars searching for the perfect tenant, or home to rent, exchange, sit or share.

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Sabbatical Homes Exhibiting at AWP Conference & Bookfair

Los Angeles, CA (March 2016) - SabbaticalHomes.com, an online listing service for scholars needing to find or offer temporary accommodations, will be exhibiting at the the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles from March 30-April 2, 2016. Nadege Conger, Sabbatical Homes' founder looks forward to inviting AWP writers, teachers, students, and editors to join the Sabbatical Homes community.

"We have great respect for literary scholars and are hosting a virtual Book Fair on our blog comprised of works written by the talented members of our community," says Conger who founded the site in 2000 to foster an equitable system that supports scholarly travel. "It's amazing to learn what works our members have written, some even while staying in writing retreat homes they find on our site."

Author Kristin Duncombe (Five Flights Up...) said "We have had the pleasure of meeting incredibly dynamic, smart, interesting people from all over the world who have not just taken care of our apartment, but who have become friends. Sabbatical Homes has been a real gift that way." The 2016 SH Members' Book Fair (http://blog.sabbaticalhomes.com/2016-sabbatical-homes-book-fair-2/) includes contributions from Duncombe and the following authors (among others): Elizabeth Farrelly, Madeleine Touria Godard, James Heffernan, Konrad Jarausch, Véronique Maumusson, and Joel Williamson. Member Madeliene Touria Godard had this to say about the Book Fair, "I am truly impressed by this compilation and never suspected sabbaticalhomes "housed" SO many authors! Reading abroad for months insured!! Great idea and many thanks."

Sabbaticalhomes.com provides a worldwide listing service that writers, scholars, artists, and educators from all levels and assignment can use to find or offer temporary accommodations. Whether looking for someone to care for their home while they are gone, or finding a home to stay in at their destination, searching for a match within a like-minded pool of individuals helps keep rents low and hospitality high. Members can post their property for home rental, exchange, sitting or sharing and can also register as a home tenant and/or sitter.

The site offers reduced listing fees for academics. "It's important for all scholars to have the opportunity to travel and share their ideas," says Conger. Posting a home offered listing is US$45 for academics (US$65 for non-academics) and it is free for academics to post a home wanted listing (US$20 for non-academics). Listings remain active for up to 14 months, can be updated at any time, and are renewable. Instead of paying a commission, listers are encouraged to send a voluntary service fee when they find a match.

SabbaticalHomes.com is a trusted, privately-owned site dedicated to the travel and housing needs of academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends worldwide, with listings in over 55 countries. Proudly run by its founder since 2000, the online listing service serves scholars searching for the perfect tenant, or home to rent, exchange, sit or share.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, & Linkedin: @SabbaticalHomes

Sabbatical Homes Committed to Reasonable Rents

Los Angeles, CA (October 2015) - SabbaticalHomes.com, an online listing service for scholars needing to find or offer temporary accommodations, is committed to reasonable rents. Nadege Conger, Sabbatical Homes' founder, strives to make the site accessible to all walks of academia. "My philosophy when building the website was to create an equitable system that supports academic travel within the scholarly community."

"I'm focused more on members finding the perfect match rather than treating a home like a hotel," says Conger. "The idea is to find a like-minded person to make a match with, not making your home an investment strategy." Being part of a like-minded community searching for a match is one of the reasons the majority of listings on the site have very reasonable rents.

The site provides a worldwide listing service for minds on the move that need to find or offer temporary accommodations. Academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends are welcome to join the online listing community. Members can post their property for home rental, exchange, sitting or sharing and can also register as a home tenant and/or sitter. Searching for a match within a like-minded pool of individuals helps keep rents low and hospitality high.

The site offers reduced listing fees for academics. "It's important for all scholars to have the opportunity to travel and share their ideas," says Conger. Posting a home offered listing is US$45 for academics (US$65 for non-academics) and it is free for academics to post a home wanted listing (US$20 for non-academics). Listings remain active for up to 14 months, can be updated at any time, and are renewable.

"Integrity and privacy are important values to me," says Conger. The site operates without ads or sharing information and no commission fees are collected. Instead, users making a successful match are asked to send contributions based on what they can afford. Conscientious members have sustained the site for 15 years.

SabbaticalHomes.com is a trusted, privately-owned site dedicated to the travel and housing needs of academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends worldwide, with listings in over 55 countries. Proudly run by its founder since 2000, the online listing service serves scholars searching for the perfect tenant, or home to rent, exchange, sit or share.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, & Linkedin: @SabbaticalHomes

Sabbatical Homes Announces Scholarship Opportunity Recipient

Los Angeles, CA (August 2015) - SabbaticalHomes.com, an online listing service for scholars needing to find or offer temporary accommodations, is proud to announce Samantha Gambling as recipient of their inaugural Scholarship Opportunity. Nadege Conger, Sabbatical Homes' founder, was inspired by the universal reach of her research. "We hope this scholarship opportunity helps Samantha affect change in striving for environmentally sustainable, socially just, and economically viable global food systems."

Samantha Gambling, a graduate student of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, is traveling to Dunedin, New Zealand, where she will be hosted by the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago (CSAFE). During her time there, she will be supplementing her Master's research on supply management and food sovereignty in the British Columbia dairy industry.

"I'm overwhelmed by the number of impressive applications we received and the important research that is fueled by these young scholars. I want to see them succeed and find the housing they need to conduct their research," says Conger. To that effect, many young scholars are now discovering that they can afford to travel too by using the website.

Sabbatical Homes is committed to helping the next generation of scholars. Graduate students are encouraged to create free "Tenant Listings" indicating the places they would like to visit to further their research. Academic homeowners search the "Tenant Listings" for suitable scholars with whom to share their space. Connections across the globe within similar disciplines are commonplace on the site.

It is also possible for students to list their own spaces as "Home Offered." Many students are looking for affordable peer-to-peer exchanges, rentals, or shares in similar spaces within the rhythm of the academic calendar.

SabbaticalHomes.com is pleased to announce that the Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity will be made available again for the summer of 2017. Please check blog.sabbaticalhomes.com for further details as they are released.

SabbaticalHomes.com is a trusted, privately-owned site dedicated to the travel and housing needs of academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends worldwide, with listings in over 55 countries. Proudly run by its founder since 2000, the online listing service serves scholars searching for the perfect tenant, or home to rent, exchange, sit or share.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, & Linkedin: @SabbaticalHomes

SabbaticalHomes.com Unveils Updated Website

Los Angeles, CA (March 2015) - Sabbatical Homes, an online listing service for scholars needing to find or offer temporary accommodations, is proud to announce its updated website: www.sabbaticalhomes.com. According to Nadege Conger, Sabbatical Homes' founder, the new look answers requests for an easier-to-use interface and more robust search features that will ultimately help users find the perfect home and/or tenant.

"There are multiple reasons people come to our site--some are searching for homes, while others are looking for tenants. We recognized the importance of having a strong search feature that truly answers the needs of all our users," Nadege commented. "We also know how important it is to narrow down search results based on what criteria is important to the user, so we spent a good amount of time and effort updating the search interface."

The easy-to-navigate search bar is featuring in the middle of the homepage and can now be found from any page within the site on the top right-hand corner. The updated search feature enables users to quickly and easily find what they're looking for, including: home rentals, home exchanges, home sitting, home share, home tenants, and house sitters.

A special new feature of the homepage is that it quickly answers common questions about Sabbatical Homes via six rotating tabs at the top of the page and an information-rich section at the bottom of the page. "We wanted our users to understand how the breadth of our services can help them. And we wanted to address their top questions as soon as they land on our homepage." says Nadege.

Sabbatical Homes represents a vast network of scholars, with listings in over 55 countries around the world. They recently created an educational travel scholarship opportunity for graduate students (application deadline March 31, 2015). For more details visit: http://blog.sabbaticalhomes.com/scholarship-opportunity/

"We are proud of our new website and hope that it helps scholars around the world find the perfect home or tenant for many years to come!"

Sabbatical Homes Helps College Scholars Innovate

Manhattan Beach, CA (November 2014) - Facilitating affordable academic travel for college students and scholars can lead to new innovations and better our world.

College is a place for students to ignite their passion for problem-solving, and during this time they are consistently making the world a better place through thoughtful observation, discovery, and application. Traveling is paramount to advancing this type of research and collaboration. But, with the cost of higher education on the rise and the average outstanding student loan balance over $20,000, many students feel they can't afford to travel.

SabbaticalHomes.com is set on changing that � For the last 14 years, students have been able to afford to travel using SabbaticalHomes.com. This low-fee online home listing service gives academics a real connection with another member of their educational and professional community, facilitating comfortable peer-to-peer rentals worldwide. Plus it's more affordable to rent or exchange an apartment over the summer than to leave it empty and rack up more debt by staying in a hotel abroad.

In addition to its mission to facilitate affordable academic travel, and in an effort to help more students get on the move, SabbaticalHomes.com has created an educational travel scholarship opportunity of $1,500.

About The SabbaticalHomes.com Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity
SabbaticalHomes.com is pleased to announce an educational travel scholarship opportunity intended to help cover one month's housing costs for a graduate or doctoral student traveling for educational purposes. SabbaticalHomes.com will pay, on behalf of the awarded student, one month's rent (up to $1,500) on an available listing offered on SabbaticalHomes.com.

This opportunity is designed for students who want to develop projects that will enhance their studies through an educational travel experience. We are looking for a project that propels the advancement of knowledge through compelling research and has an impact on society. The educational travel scholarship opportunity recipient will have a "spotlight" article written about her/him--highlighting her/his research and educational travel experience.

AWARD
One (1) graduate or doctoral student will receive one month's free rent* on an available listing offered on SabbaticalHomes.com courtesy of SabbaticalHomes.com to help cover the student's housing costs while traveling.
*Up to $1,500. All other associated costs (airfare, textbooks, optional courses, or any other incidental expenses) to be incurred by the recipient.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral (e.g. PhD, DMA, MD, etc.) program at an accredited post-secondary institution, in good academic standing, and intending to travel for educational purposes.
  • Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • All applications must be received by 11:59pm PST on March 31, 2015. No late applications will be reviewed.

Apply at http://blog.sabbaticalhomes.com/scholarship-opportunity/

Celebrating 12 Years of Helping Minds on the Move

Manhattan Beach, CA (January 2012) - 2012 commemorates the 12th anniversary of SabbaticalHomes.com. When it comes to finding or offering a home to rent, exchange, sit or share, the academic community has continually counted on Sabbatical Homes. We�ve been proudly helping minds on the move since 2000, and happily continue that tradition.

In celebration we�ve compiled a dozen reasons to love Sabbatical Homes:

  1. We love to love you back! We are dedicated to academics, writers & artists and facilitating the pursuit of education.
  2. We keep home listings clear, full of pictures, and searchable by location.
  3. Fall and spring back, with a summer simmer. An added bonus to our specialized service is that a majority of the homes available fit the flow of an academic calendar.
  4. It�s easy to find a comfortably furnished home that includes an office gently hugged by books.
  5. We study as hard as you do and luckily many of the homes offered are near universities.
  6. Sabbatical Homes is still a independent, privately owned operation run by a dedicated group of cosmopolitan individuals.
  7. We champion an intimate sense of community and are proud to sustain a remarkably low-fee, advertisement-free, specialized service powered by success-based contributions.
  8. The website is user-friendly, has a great search capability, and will soon reveal a makeover (be on the lookout)!
  9. Our home offerings include locations from all over the world.
  10. We like to keep you in the loop with links to relevant articles, guides and housing resources.
  11. We've created drool-worthy Pinterest boards to help to inspire your next sabbatical destination.
  12. You�re a member! The success of Sabbatical Homes is in the hands of the academic community it serves and we�re happy to have you here.

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Academics Making Connections

Manhattan Beach, CA (February 15, 2011) - SabbaticalHomes.com is enjoying its 11th year of operation and is making more connections than ever before in the academic community.

With over 56 countries represented and nearly 7,000 listings, members can find homes away from home nearly anywhere in the world. This year, in response to the economic times, SabbaticalHomes.com has added a Home Sharing feature to provide another avenue of travel for budget-conscious travelers.

"For the money, this was a great value. The rental amount was equal or less than amounts my friends paid for smaller flats or ones less well located," explained Sam Hickey from MIT, one of the first members to try the House Share feature. �This was a pleasant and good match for me. My housemates were very relaxed and welcoming. They gave me advice about London and Europe and we even cooked a bit for each other �and they were always offering to make me tea," explained Sam.

This year, SabbaticalHomes.com can even boast its first wedding as two of its members who met via a rental connection fell in love and married this last July. Many of the people using SabbaticalHomes.com become friends and stay in touch thereafter.

"SabbaticalHomes.com really is a small-world experience. It is not unusual for our members to coincidentally know someone who is inquiring about their property, or to have a connection through friends, a past experience, or through study. That�s what makes this site so special," said Nadege Conger, founder of the travel site.

About SabbaticalHomes.com

SabbaticalHomes.com is a specialized housing service connecting academics, writers and artists across the globe. The website facilitates home exchanges and rentals for these professionals, having published over 58,000 worldwide listings. It is the leading internet-based directory for home exchanges devoted to the academic community. Providing not only an extensive listing service for individuals listing and seeking available homes, it is also a source of valuable information for successful home exchanges, sabbaticals, and traveling.

The company was founded in 2000 by Nadege Conger, herself the spouse of a professor. Hundreds of academic websites link to SabbaticalHomes.com and refer to it as a valuable resource when planning sabbaticals, research trips, or creative retreats. The company has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education (United States edition), The Guardian (United Kingdom), Inside Higher Ed, Marie Claire, and Fine Living, among other publications. Located in Manhattan Beach, CA, SabbaticalHomes.com is run by a team of multinational individuals dedicated to the pursuit of education.

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Home Exchange Site Responds to Academic Community

Manhattan Beach, CA (April 27, 2009) - SabbaticalHomes.com is providing new resources on its popular website.

The site has added a newsletter to better address the needs of those planning sabbaticals. This current issue contains articles on Home Exchange insurance, how to effectively check references, and a profile of this issue�s Notable Member who runs a site for international professor exchanges. Additional articles geared toward academic networking are planned for future newsletters.

�It�s so important to address the needs of this growing community. Due to budget constraints, educators often need assistance to continue their work. We are working toward anticipating the issues faced by academics and providing them with an reliable resource tool to turn to when they are planning sabbaticals,� explained Nadege Conger, founder.

The site has implemented a feedback system not offered before now. The Feedback section allows both parties of a home exchange or rental to leave comments for the membership at large to read. This feature assists future renters and tenants alike with a quick referral system as they review potential home exchange situations.

�Our goal is to have Feedback for each successful exchange. The site grows by word of mouth, and that means more professors, writers and artists are hearing about us, seeing that the idea works, and going ahead with their own home exchanges or rentals through our site,� said Conger.

About SabbaticalHomes.com

SabbaticalHomes.com is a specialized housing service connecting academics, writers and artists across the globe. The website facilitates home exchanges and rentals for these professionals, having published over 43,000 worldwide listings. It is the leading internet-based directory for home exchanges devoted to the academic community. Providing not only an extensive listing service for individuals listing and seeking available homes, it is also a source of valuable information for successful home exchanges, sabbaticals, and traveling.

The company was founded in 2000 by Nadege Conger, herself the spouse of a professor. Hundreds of academic websites link to SabbaticalHomes.com and refer to it as a valuable resource when planning sabbaticals, research trips, or creative retreats. The company has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education (United States edition), The Guardian (United Kingdom), Marie Claire and Fine Living, among other publications. Located in Manhattan Beach, SabbaticalHomes.com is run by a team of multinational individuals dedicated to the pursuit of education.

For additional information, please contact us.

SabbaticalHomes.com Celebrates Seven Years of Academic Matchmaking, by Cattaliya Snider

Manhattan Beach, CA (March 20, 2007) - SabbaticalHomes.com, the leading internet-based directory for sabbatical home exchanges, home rentals and house sitting opportunities, celebrates its seventh anniversary of helping academics worldwide with their housing needs.

Founded by Nadege Conger, an experienced sabbatical traveler (her husband is a professor), SabbaticalHomes.com has experienced exponential growth � it has posted approximately 30,000 requests to date.

�It has been exciting to see the growth and continued success of SabbaticalHomes.com,� stated Conger. �However, I am most impressed by the tremendous support and following of our members. Some have been with the site since its start.�

The site has adapted to its growth with new and improved features such as:


For academics posting a home, the comprehensive listing process allows them to include a detailed description of their property, up to 10 photos of their home, and up to five links to relevant web sites. Those seeking a home are able to include a detailed description of their request.

While there is a nominal setup fee for posting an available home listing to SabbaticalHomes.com, the site is able to keep fees low by relying on success-based contributions. If a successful match results from using the site, a success-based contribution is expected to help the service grow and improve.

About SabbaticalHomes.com

SabbaticalHomes.com was founded in 2000 to provide the global academic community with an efficient system for facilitating sabbatical home exchanges. It is the leading internet-based directory for sabbatical home exchange, home rental and tenant listings opportunities devoted to serving academic communities worldwide. Our specialized real estate service has published approximately 30,000 requests from homeowners and tenants worldwide. SabbaticalHomes.com is a privately owned company located in Manhattan Beach, California.

SabbaticalHomes.com celebrates its 7000th listing, Nadege Conger

Manhattan Beach, CA (February 21, 2003) - SabbaticalHomes.com aims to facilitate academic sabbaticals, post doctorate and research trips by providing a listing service to academics worldwide who need to find or offer temporary accommodations. This is SabbaticalHomes.com 3rd year, and the service just posted its 7000th listing.

This is the time of the year when academics receive approval for their sabbatical. Now is the time to answer housing questions. Most academics cannot afford two residences during their sabbatical year. It makes economic sense to exchange their home with a fellow professor to enjoy the comfort and practicality of another scholar's abode. For academics who are making plans for research trips and sabbaticals for this summer and fall, SabbaticalHomes.com is the perfect website. The service offers homes and tenants in 17 countries and a large inventory of housing so that visitors can find many options to rent and look for the perfect tenants while away.

SabbaticalHomes.com is an attractive choice when one considers the added fees of renting through a real estate agency where charges are often equivalent to the first month�s rent. Furthermore the pool of listings couldn't be more targeted for academics: most homes for rent or exchange are furnished and relatively close to campus. Many have offices. Best of all, there is an implicit degree of trust amongst academics. As Professor Ken Shadlen from the University of Miami recently said: �Your service saved us a great deal of headache and money�. Please check out our testimonials page of those who have found successful housing arrangements through SabbaticalHomes.com

SabbaticalHomes.com was launched in 2000 by Nadege Conger in Manhattan Beach, California. There is a set up fee to post a listing. It is free to browse the listings.

SabbaticalHomes.com , Nadege Conger

Manhattan Beach, CA (July 2000) - SabbaticalHomes.com is dedicated to bringing academics on sabbatical leaves, research trips or exchange programs together on the web. It is a place where scholars can go to post their homes for rent/exchange/homestay or to search for what other academics have posted in the database.

This service is FREE during this introductory period, and will eventually have very reasonable fees.

SabbaticalHomes.com (CA) fills a gap between the university's need to operate in a world community and the lack of universal services. Professors on sabbatical have very specific accommodation requirements. First, they usually need to rent/exchange property based on the rhythms of an academic calendar. Most rental services prefer not to accommodate these non-standard time requirements. Second, they are often looking for furnished homes with an office. Professors renting or exchanging homes from other professors are more likely to find suitable accommodations. The academic community can draw on itself to both find and rent properties.

SabbaticalHomes.com strives to add value to campus life by addressing a very specific need. The success of this focused service depends on the number of academics who know about SabbaticalHomes.com and use it. We need your help to spread the word.

We hope you will drop by the site and register your property. Please send this information to your academic colleagues and ask that they do the same.

We thank you in advance for your support and hope you will find value in using SabbaticalHomes.com

Find us on the Internet at http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com


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