Why are our Prices so Reasonable?

We purposefully have a very simple pricing structure: reasonable annual listing fees for listings and a Made-a-Match Fee due each time members make housing arrangements with other members. That’s it. No added service charges or hidden fees.

We maintain this pricing because we feel it is important for scholars and like-minded individuals to have the opportunity to travel and share their ideas. Our goal is to be transparent with everything we do, and we firmly believe in never monetizing our members or their information.

We provide our service internationally, so most currencies are accepted, but please note that exchange rates may vary.

A unique feature of SabbaticalHomes is that members handle checking references, creating their own contracts and making rental payments outside of the site. Then, people announce and confirm matches on the website. Our members enjoy the control this process gives them over arrangements and pricing.

Listing Fees

Listing fees are payable upfront. All listings are active for 12 months, and listings can be edited or made Visible, Private or Hidden as often as needed during the 12-month time period. We will never automatically renew your listings. You will receive reminders to renew prior to a listing’s expiration date.

It is free to register and create an account as well as to search listings on our website (although you must be registered to view people’s public profiles). As a potential tenant, you can contact someone who has posted a home listing once you have registered. As a host, you must post a home listing prior to contacting tenants or home exchange listings.

We have academic pricing and non-academic pricing. Academic pricing is dependent on a member submitting an email address that is associated with a school, museum or research institute. Alumni of a university do not qualify for our Academic pricing. Scholars who are not currently affiliated with an academic organization (retired academics, for example) may sign up as Independent Scholars. Go to our FAQ for more specific information on your Academic Status.

Academic institutions and organizations are eligible to enter into a contract with SabbaticalHomes, which will enable the institutions’ employees or members to post listings at reduced rates or at no charge. Please contact us for more information. Made-a-Match Fees apply for each match, please see below for details.

Real Estate Agents and Property Managers can create listings on SabbaticalHomes with a higher listing fee (USD $150 or the equivalent). Made-a-Match Fees apply for each match as well, see below for details.

Annual Fees Due for Each Listing

*Home Listings can be created as a Home Rental and/or a Home Exchange Listing for the same annual listing price.
Home Listing: Rental or Exchange* Tenant Listing
Currency Academic Non-Academic Academic Non-Academic
USD $60 $85 $20 $30
EUR €50 €70 €17 €25
GPB £45 £60 £15 £22
CAD $75 $105 $25 $38
AUD $80 $110 $25 $40
NZD $85 $120 $30 $40

Made-a-Match Fees

A Made-a-Match Fee of USD $50 or equivalent in your currency is due each time you announce or confirm a match. All members have a Matches dashboard on SabbaticalHomes, showing any matches you have available to confirm, potential members you may have matched with and your match history. You will make your Made-a-Match Fee payment when confirming or announcing your match, from the Matches dashboard or from your Messages dashboard . Learn more about matches here.

You will also earn Trust Points each time you announce or confirm a match, increasing your overall Trust Score and reflecting your strong connection to the SabbaticalHomes community.

Fees Due from Host and Guest for Each Match

Currency Amount
USD $50
EUR €40
GPB £40
CAD $65
AUD $65
NZD $70


You can make secure online payments for listing fees or Made-a-Match Fees by credit card or PayPal. If you prefer to pay by check for a listing, please select that option (your listing will be active and visible on SabbaticalHomes once we have received your payment and it has cleared).

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