What are Matches on SabbaticalHomes?

Matches are the other members you have made successful housing arrangements with, either as a host or tenant. A Made-a-Match Fee of USD $50 (or the equivalent) is due from each person for every match found using SabbaticalHomes. Members announce or confirm their matches and earn Trust Points for each match.

Finding the Ideal Tenant or Temporary Home

You will be able to search our database of thousands of listings of homes for rent, homes to exchange and tenants looking for a home. Customize your search with over 50 filters to narrow the search results down and start the process of finding the ideal match.

Checking References & Making your own Arrangements

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. Payments between parties are made directly between members.

We expect all members to communicate in a respectful manner. Our members enjoy the independence to make their own temporary housing arrangements. We provide help and resources to guide you through the process.

Announcing or Confirming Matches by Paying a Made-a-Match Fee

Once all the housing arrangements are finalized, it’s time to announce the match! We recommend taking care of it before the start of the stay. If you prefer to wait until the stay begins or you forgot to do it, you can always announce or confirm the match during or after the stay.

When you announce or confirm a match, a Made-a-Match Fee of USD $50 or equivalent in your currency is due from both members for every match. This keeps our listing fees low and our services accessible for all scholars to have the opportunity to travel and share their ideas.

Earning Trust Points

Every time you announce or confirm a match or write a review, you earn Trust Points. Writing reviews is also part of the matching process. We expect reviews to be factual and constructive, whether you have made short term, medium term or longer-term housing arrangements.

We created the Trust Score to help reflect how connected our members are to the SabbaticalHomes community. You will earn Trust Points and the Matched Member icon on your public profile and listing when you announce or confirm matches.

For help or more information about SabbaticalHomes, go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)