My Favorite Part of SH is our Community of Members!  By

My Favorite Part of SH is our Community of Members!

I enjoy keeping in touch with SH members! Will we have the pleasure of meeting you at an upcoming conference?

My favorite part of is keeping in touch with our amazing community. I communicate daily with our members. People are often surprised to get an email from the founder, but it’s my absolute pleasure to get to know so many unique and inspirational people.

My philosophy when building the website was to create an equitable system that supports academic travel within the scholarly community. And it’s my honor and privilege to still be so involved in a site I love and stand behind.

Beyond emails, I enjoy meeting our members in person. I will be attending two conferences this academic year in hopes to meet some members and make new friends. Please stop by our booth at the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in San Diego, California this fall and/or the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Austin, Texas this winter.

We have built this unique community for 15 years by offering low listing fees and a reasonable Made-a-Match fee of $50 for each successful home or tenant a member finds through our site.  I am proud that we have been able to keep our website free of advertising and commissions.

I am always excited to meet our wonderful members and also to encourage new scholars to join the Sabbatical Homes community!

Founder on the Move is a series written by Nadege Conger, Founder of She created the site in 2000 to help academics worldwide pursue their research by providing a home exchange and rental website. Let us know what you think! Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram.