Home Swappers Newsletter is
published 6 times a year to provide information on home exchange vacations for
current and recent members of Home Base Holidays
and Newsletter subscribers.
|Why Stop at One Home Exchange When You Can Arrange Five in a Row? |
"For our first venture into home exchanging, I arranged 5 consecutive exchanges with Home Base Holidays members in Australia and New Zealand (I've always been an over-achiever) over a period of 3 months. We got lots of coaching and encouragement from our many friends who are long-time exchangers, but nobody has ever experienced what we did! These were supposed to be simultaneous exchanges, but only 2 of them worked out that way.
Our Adelaide hostess stayed with an old friend while her husband was off caring for an ill child. She was near enough to introduce us to all her wonderful neighbors and we spent Christmas dinner with her family.
Our Melbourne hosts stayed in the home with us, as Ingrid needed chemo and their house was large. They toured us around for 3 days, then went off to visit friends and left us their home for a week. They returned, to take us to her mother's birthday party and meet the family, then stayed for the rest of our visit. They are friends forever.
Our Sydney exchange went fine, but our Christchurch hostess ran off to Adelaide to help her son, leaving us her house and her dog (not part of the agreement). The Auckland couple came to Mexico and loved it, even having friends from England from a previous exchange come visit them there. They came home 2 days early so we could meet.
After 18 months of regular emails to these 5 couples, I felt they were friends, and mourned that we would never meet. Well, be careful what you wish for! We met 4 out of 5. The other 3 couples will visit in the future. It's a good thing we have a big house (and a big heart). We are not deterred. We have 5 more exchanges planned so far." Ann Klestadt
See the couple's current home exchange offer (HE21764) in Ajijic (Chapala), Jalisco, Mexico plus more photos and location map.
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Paris, France, Eiffel Tower Views!
Beautful 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris. Stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and only 50m to the Champs de Mars park.
New York, Florence, Venice, or another big city in Italy.View this home exchange offer...
| Experienced Home Swapper? First time exchanger? We want to hear!|Send us your trip reports! Help promote your exchange offer and get free membershipWe are always delighted to hear of your home exchange experiences after your return. Reading other peoples home exchange experience can also prove very useful for new and experienced exchangers and gives a valuable insight into what makes for a successful exchange.
Send us your home exchange trip reports and if published in the newsletter you will get 3 months free extra membership to your new or existing Home Base Holidays listing. Even if not included in our newsletter, your exchange experiences may be added to the websites trip reports section with a link to your listing to provide extra publicity.
Click here to send us your trip reports or to contact us with any questions...
Visit the websites Trip Reports section...
| Nearly 1000 Home Exchange Blog posts
|Use the "Search" tool to find posts on a particular topic
In the last 6 years our "Travel the Home Exchange Way" blog has had nearly 1000 posts published. We've just added a search function to help you locate the Home Swap information you need. The search box is located on the right column directly below the calendar.
Popular search terms include: "Insurance", "Cars", "Pets", "Pet care", "Disabled access", "Children", "long term home exchange", "sabbatical", "house keeping"
Visit the "Travel the Home Exchange Way" blog...
|"You have a great website. I really like the fact you ask exchangers to respond to emails even if they are not interested. It is a refreshing treat to hear back from people."|
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Happy Home Swapping!
Lois & Mark
Home Base Holidays
phone: +44(0)20 8886 8752