Making lodging arrangements when planning a trip can be a real hassle. Between trying to find a good hotel and getting a good price at the same time can be a time-consuming chore. There are actually ways that you can stay in a home, or room in a home, rather than an unknown hotel, and you can do so without paying a cent. Using services such as Home Exchange is a great way to take advantage of this. By signing up for a Home Exchange account, you can get in touch with other people who want to travel and you can set up exchanges where you can stay at each other’s homes for free. The deals of the exchanges are in your hands, so you don’t have to worry about someone completely unknown staying at your place for an undetermined amount of time. By working out home exchange deals ahead of time, you can save big on vacation and help another traveler who may be visiting your town do the same.