Washington D.C., USA

Front of House.

Front of House.

Car in front of house is included

Car in front of house is included

Living room overlooks backyard

Living room overlooks backyard

Living room

Living room

Living room window overlooks backyard.

Living room window overlooks backyard.

Australia 2013

Australia 2013

Front of House. Car in front of house is included Living room overlooks backyard Living room Living room window overlooks backyard. Australia 2013


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 01, 2019 - July 30, 2019 4 weeks

I already have one exchange in Brittany, France, for August 2019 and would like something in July or September to extend my trip. The number of weeks is negotiable. The first exchange is for 2-24 August so having something that begins shortly before or after the exchange in Europe would be ideal. Thanks for looking at my listing

August 25, 2019 - September 30, 2019 4 weeks

Townhouse in Close in Washington, DC, suburb! 71 Exchanges since 1990!

Give me an offer I can't refuse! I have been home exchanging since 1990.

I have no plans for 2019 yet, but I do not give firm commitments more than a year out. My experience with home exchanges with a very long lead time is that someone cancels.

I want an offers from serious people who are willing to commit to definite dates. I generally want a principal residence--and not a vacation home. Unless you are in a large city with good public transportation, I need a car exchange as well. Please note that I may occasionally consider vacation homes, but they must have internet and have a car included as part of the exchange.

Please note that my townhouse is suitable only for adults. No more small children. I firmly believe that those of you with small children would be much happier exchanging with someone at your stage of life--not with a retired person. I simply do not have all the toys, etc., to keep children amused.

Pet owners: I do not have pets and will not care for animals on home exchanges. Pets are also NOT welcome in my home.

I own 3 bedroom townhouse in a close in DC suburb. Metro (subway) access is a short drive away and there is paid parking. Fiber optic cable internet and computer use offered in the house. TV is also connected to cable. My car, a 2008 Toyota Prius, is included; it has very low mileage. The GPS (which I provide) has directions to the Metro stop under "favorites". It will also prevent you from getting lost finding the house after you take day trips.

I have done 70 exchanges/hospitality stays. That means I have had a lot of interesting travel experiences. While I rule out nothing, I would love eventual exchanges in South America, Asia and Africa (especially Capetown if they resolve the water issue). In Western Europe I have not home exchanged or visited Ireland, Portugal or Greece. I have still not been to the Alhambra in Spain. I am, however, willing to go anywhere including places I would be revisiting. France, Italy, Britain, anywhere in Western Europe or North America is always good. I would also, believe it or not, love to swap for 1-2 weeks in New York City, Philadelphia and other Northeastern/MidAtlantic cities. You do not have to go abroad to have a nice break. I am going down under for the 4th time during Northern Hemisphere summer in 2018.

I do have a website/blog at with stories of my home exchange adventures. My most recent completed exchange was in Montana.

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 71 Exchanges made


  • Retired attorney

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Park / playground

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • USA
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • Asia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Dulles - 20 miles

  • shopping Grocery and Other Shops (0.9 km)
  • river Potomac River (7.4 km)
  • boating Canoe Rental available (16.8 km)
  • mountains Shenandoah National Park (118.1 km)
  • beach Rehoboth, Delaware, beach (218.2 km)
  • sea Ocean City, MD, beach (259.8 km)

McLean, Virginia, is a quiet upscale suburb of Washington, DC; in 20 minutes by car you are at the monuments, Capitol building or Smithsonian Museums!

Many restaurants and two supermarkets are within walking distance.

Access to Washington's subway system is at McLean station on the Silver Line. Parking is $4.75. If you don't mind walking, you can park for free nearby.

My street, Pine Hill Road, is a dead end street with almost no traffic.  There is a children's playground in the development and 2 larger ones 5 minutes from the house.


  • Retired attorney


  • We do not have children.


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

No pets at my place and I do not want responsibility for your pets when I exchange.
No small children please. I am retired and at my stage of life I simply do not have a house which would fit small children well. No more than 4 people in each exchange group--and I would prefer couples.


I am a retired lawyer. I also did a little tour work with groups when I first retired but only do it occasionally now. The work was mostly concentrated in the US/Canadian Northeast. I have a lot of guidebooks in the house that you can consult. I love theater, music and the out of doors. I also am a voracious reader. I have exchanged 68 times since 1990.

I am on facebook as Lauren S. Kahn. 

You can also have a look at my personal website if you want more information about me: