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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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Aussie home swap: excellent two and half week home exchange in Western Australia Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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We are looking for a three-day home exchange in your home in London for a one week exchange in my home near San Francisco around mid-to-late June 2019. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Check out this UK special issue of the Home Swappers newsletter and find out how you can slash the cost of your UK holidays by choosing to swap homes rather than booking hotels or holiday rentals. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Home Base Holidays are working together with Inlet, who have developed a top up insurance product to extend your home or buildings insurance when you are Home Swapping. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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City and Coast: our non-simultaneous wonderful home exchange in Porto Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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About to do your first family home swap? Arranging a home exchange is an incredible, economical way to travel and allows for a much more intimate experience than staying in hotels. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Our excellent Bank Holiday home swap in Spain Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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One question we often get from first time home swappers is how to exchange keys with your home swap guests. The ideal solution is the meet-and-greet, where you have an overlap between you swap dates and so you actually get to meet your guests, show them around, exchange keys and then head off to their home. However, for the majority of home swaps this option is not possible. So, what can you do? Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Check out the latest Home Swappers newsletter and find out how you can slash the cost of your summer holidays by choosing to swap homes rather than booking hotels or holiday rentals. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Save 20% on your home swap vacation membership. 20% discount code. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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We are John & Marilyn, 75 & 71 years old, and first started home exchanging over 40 years ago, (more than 100 swaps), and feel we are now ‘experienced exchangers!’. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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How can I be sure homes offered for home exchange are as nice as described? Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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As this was a non simultaneous home exchange we had the pleasure of meeting Louise. She went out of her way to make us welcome, making it a real pleasure to stay in her beautiful and tasteful home in Rome. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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I have now been a member of Home Base Holidays for exactly one year. During that time I have had some wonderful home swap holidays, and have many more planned! Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Just returned from a very successful and enjoyable home exchange in Copenhagen. The flat, in an elegant house in the fashionable Vesterbro district, is full of light and books, and decorated with impeccable Danish good taste. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Find out how you can slash the cost of your summer getaway by choosing to swap homes rather than booking hotels or holiday rentals. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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I am very interested in home swapping as it seems like such an excellent idea. I live in a two bedroom apartment in North London which I think would be a great location for someone visiting London. However, I do not own my apartment but rent it and so am not sure if I can still take part in a home swap. Do you have any advice? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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This was my first experience home exchanging, so a huge thank you to our exchange partners Julie & Phil for giving us the opportunity. Their home is a beautiful period property that feels immediately welcoming and very child friendly. The nearest tube is an easy 10 minute walk and getting into Central London is quick and convenient. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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Happy St. George's Day! Home swap offers in England Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Travel the Home Exchange Way
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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 Apr 17, 2018 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 Apr 13, 2018 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