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If you work in academia or a related scholarly field and wish to travel for sabbatical, research, or a conference in another region or even another country, is a valuable resource for finding temporary housing or a tenant for your own home while you travel.

In order to get a feel for what we do an who we serve, the best thing to do is to start on our website. Look at where we have home offerings, what types of home solutions we offer (rental, house sitting, sharing, exchange, as well as tenants and sitters), and our testimonials.

Most home offered listings include pictures so you can see what the spaces look like. You may choose from renting a home, exchanging homes, house sitting (for a reduced rate), or house sharing. You may post as a lister or as a renter.

Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions to help get you started:

What is

It is an online listing service that we created to help academic and scholarly-minded friends find home rentals, home exchanges, home sitting, and sharing opportunities all over the world. We created the site specifically for academics, but welcome all who love to learn!

Why should I choose Sabbatical Homes over other websites?

Living in a home is more well-suited to the scholarly traveler. Besides being more affordable than a hotel, it truly helps one discover and understand the place they’re visiting. Trust and integrity are important components of home rentals and exchanges. Oftentimes, there are only a few degrees of separation between academics.

We offer low-cost listings and instead of hidden fees or commissions, when members find the right fit for a home or tenant using our site, a Made-a-Match fee of $50 is due. This allows us to maintain our low listing fees and keep our independent and unique operation running.

What makes Sabbatical Homes special?

Our service is geared towards helping scholars who travel for research and to help make the world a better place through education. We provide a unique service for a group of like-minded people.

Many of our members are academics, and many are independent scholars, writers and artists who work with museums and universities. Prepare to be inspired by our other members!

We have many resources to help our members find homes and tenants – and how to have conversations with other members to find the right for their particular situation.

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If I am interested, what is my first step?

Visit take a look around our site. You can easily search for a home or tenant or create your own listing. When you register on our website use your professional/academic information, if applicable.

Then you can easily create a listing of your own or contact other listers. Before you know it, you will be comfortably living and learning in another corner of the world!

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