Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About SabbaticalHomes

Overview

SabbaticalHomes provides a worldwide listing service for Minds on the Move that need to find housing/tenants or want to offer temporary accommodations.

Members can post their property for home rental, exchange, house sitting and/or home sharing and can also create tenant listings with or without home sharing and house sitting. SabbaticalHomes fees are listed in USD (the equivalent amount can be paid in other currencies):

  • Home Listing Fees start at USD 60 annually
  • Tenant Listing Fees start at USD 20 annually
  • A Made-a-Match Fee of USD 50 is due for both members for each match found on the website

Because our service is a directory for like-minded people to find a match, each member establishes his or her own listing price and terms of agreement. Rental payments are made directly between members (after checking references).

Learn more about the SabbaticalHomes team.

Top 10 Questions About SabbaticalHomes

#1 - Who uses SabbaticalHomes?

SabbaticalHomes provides a worldwide listing service for minds on the move that need to find or want to offer temporary accommodations. Whether it is for sabbaticals, academic research, writing retreats, relocations, or time-off travel, we provide people a way to find and offer temporary homes around the world.

#2 - I’m not an Academic, can I still join?

While you do not have to be an academic to use our site, we do cater to an academic community. Helping academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends find home matches across the globe is our goal.

#3 - How much does it cost?

Our reasonable fees are listed in USD (the equivalent amount can be paid in other currencies). Listing fees are based on a member’s academic status:

  • Home Listing Fees start at USD 60 annually
  • Tenant Listing Fees start at USD 20 annually
  • For each match found on the website, a Made-a-Match Fee of USD 50 is due from both members

You can see more details about pricing here.

#4 - Do you vet members and/or homes?

We do not vet members or conduct site visits. That is why it is important to do your due diligence. Be sure to check references, review a member's trust score, etc.

#5 - How do I negotiate/draft a contract?

We have a great resource section where we provide lots of information to help you have a successful stay. Click here for specific information regarding contract guidelines.

#6 - How do members make payments to each other?

When you have found another member that seems like a good fit for your housing needs, you’ll both check references and create a contract outside of our platform. Rental payments are made directly between members.

Never use a non-refundable money transfer tool (such as Western Union, MoneyGram, or Venmo) to transfer money to anyone until you have done your due diligence. For more tips about payment options, click here.

#7 - Do you only offer long-term housing opportunities?

No, we offer short, medium, and long-term housing opportunities as our members have a variety of different housing needs.

#8 - Do homes need to be furnished?

No, rentals do not need to be furnished. While many of our members are looking for short or medium-term options with furnishings, we also have members who are looking for longer-term opportunities and unfurnished may be preferred.

#9 - How do I reset my password?

Click here to reset your password.

#10 - How do I cancel my account?

Please contact us and let us know you would like to cancel your account and we will take care of it.

Is This For You?

While you do not have to be an academic to use our site, we do cater to an academic community. 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, relocations, or time-off travel, we provide people a way to find and offer temporary homes around the world.

Click here to see if you qualify as an academic or how to register if you are retired, etc.

What Do We offer?

Members can post their property for home rental, exchange, sitting and/or sharing and can also register as a potential tenant and/or house sitter. For all of these services offered, independent arrangements are made between members.

Learn more about all of our types of listings: