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Home Base Holidays
Canadian born Londoner and have been operating a home exchange service since 1985.
Interests: Travel, home exchange, theatre, friends, pilates, book group, reading, family, walking, green issues, vegetarian food (cooking and eating out), photography
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I was looking at the Home Base Holidays website and really like the idea of home swapping. Do members arrange long term home swaps? Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Another wonderful Australian home exchange. Thank you Bob and Rosi for being on call and for offering us the best advice possible. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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We’re planning a home exchange with a couple who have a Paris apartment in our favorite part of the city, and I can’t wait to be off! It will be our fifth (or sixth?) exchange, and we hope it will be as successful as the others. To make sure, we’ve taken the time to have real conversations with our home exchange partners. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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We spent a great one-week home swap staying at Becki and Lee's home in Cumbria. Their home was lovely and cosy; everything was presented beautifully and they left lovely welcome gifts for us too! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Check out the latest issue of Home Swappers - the home exchange newsletter. Be in with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire by telling us about your home swaps or your best off-the-tourist-trail travel experiences. Find out how you can slash the cost of your next getaway by choosing to swap homes rather than booking hotels or holiday rentals. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Enter the competition to win a Kindle Fire simply by telling us about your home exchanges or best 'off the tourist trail' vacation experiences and why home swapping appeals to you. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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You can limit your search in a number of ways including by ‘Type of Exchange’. Choosing ‘Long term exchange’ will limit search results to members who are particularly interested in lengthy exchanges. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Find your Irish home swap Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Preparing your home for a home swap holiday Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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We had a fantastic home swap in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Our home swap hosts went out of their way to make us feel so welcome on our arrival after a long flight. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Getting ready for your first home swap vacation? Here's a useful checklist to help you prepare for your upcoming exchange. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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My wife and I have made four very successful home swaps. Our only regret is that we didn't start swapping sooner. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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More and more people are discovering the benefits of arranging a home exchange. The majority of swaps are simply to arrange a vacation while enjoying free accommodation in your home from home. However, many members are using home swapping for more than just vacations. Here are 10 different ways members are using home swapping. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Live in Oxford and want to visit Sydney? Try a home exchange. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Home swapping is an ideal way to travel but at a fraction of the costs. However, when exchanging for the first time it can seem a bit daunting. Therefore, when planning your first swap you might consider trying a weekend break. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Our fantastic Scottish weekend home exchange in Loch Fyne Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Advice from a member: how to maximise success at home swapping Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Five tips: to make your home swap photos stand out Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Our home swap trip of a lifetime on Vancouver Island Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Happy Australia Day! Find your Australian home swap holiday Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Happy Burns Night 2018! Home swaps in Scotland Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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From an ale house to a youth hostel: unusual homes offered for home swaps Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Loch, mountains and stunning scenery: our wonderful Scottish Highland's home swap Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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As swapping homes is such a personal arrangement between members, it's really useful to be able to 'see' a member you are contacting to suggest a swap, and to have a little background information on their jobs, interests, family members and any special needs they may have for a good home swap match (click View full profile for member information) Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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When browsing exchange offers, look for the prominent 'Experienced Exchanger' under the member's photo in listings if you would prefer to swap homes with such members. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way