Luxury home-exchange site caters to design professionals

Behomm, an 18-month-old website, doesn’t just allow visitors to drool over the stunning luxury homes it showcases – it allows users to live in them.

Behomm (pronounced “be HOME”) is a home-swapping site that allows its members to trade properties, simultaneously or at different times, according to the New York Times.

It’s no Airbnb — no money changes hands – and the conditions for bartering are worked out in advance.

“It feels a lot more spontaneous planning a vacation around the home than doing all the research about where you want to go,” Sara Frisk, a graphic designer and design consultant in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, who recently swapped her home for a penthouse in Mexico City, told the Times.

Behoom is different from other home exchange website because it operates as a peer-to-peer network: all its members are visual artists, designers or allied professionals. [NYT]Christopher Cameron

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