I'm going to take a risk here, but I think that the advantage will far out weigh the risk. I want to encourage you to visit other home exchange sites to see all that is available out there. I actually belong to three clubs myself and if you are serious about traveling and home exchange, you should too.
That said, the advantage you receive from becoming a member of "The Neighborhood" is that we help make the home and hospitality exchange process more simple by narrowing the options of homeschooling families to their greatest common denominator...other homeschooling families!
And with the number of homeschoolers growing every year you can be assured that if we all help spread the word about "The Neighborhood," we'll soon have the ability to visit our "new" homeschooling friends all over the world.
Also, "The Neighborhood" is operated by a homeschooling family with a heart for other homeschooling families. For this reason we provide our services at a greatly reduced rate over other home exchange sites. (Other sites cost approx. $50.00 -$100.00) Our fee is less than half the cost of one night in a hotel room.
If you want my personal recommendation of other sites to visit, email me and I'll share my favorites with you!