Can I only do a simultaneous home swap?

Our system is set up for a one on one simultaneous swap (you go to their home, they come to yours). But Urban Crabs aims to become a big community of friends who do many other things together. We expect many couches will be surfed – and you can arrange this (and anything else) by contacting a member directly.

Do I have to be a remote worker to join?

No definitely not. We expect most members will have a job that allows them to work from elsewhere for a period of time every year, but you are also welcome just to use Urban Crabs to swap during holidays or weekends! As long as you swap at least once a year.

Why do I need to swap at least once a year?

Most home exchange services have loads of non-active members. To make sure we stay an active community, we require you to do a swap at least once a year.

(How) can I cancel my membership?

Just send us email at We only want happy and active members!

Our Terms & Conditions state a notice of 1 month, but usually we process your cancellation much faster. 

How much does membership cost?

Membership is free for everybody. After each swap, we ask you to pay what you can to support our society.