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Home Exchange Sydney Featured Home Exchange

Sydney, Australia     

Stunning luxury apartment on a high floor with all day sun and magnificent harbour & city panoramas.

Exchange request: UK, Europe, Open 



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Home exchange trip report: New Zealand to the UK


'We returned last week from two months' home exchange in Bleasby near Nottingham. Everything went so well, even the weather was kind and we were able to explore the area which we had only visited briefly before. This was our second home exchange. Last year we were in Ross-on-Wye, a beautiful area. On each occasion we have made new friends and found 'the Home Base experience' reliable and so worthwhile. We are recommending it to many other friends. Many thanks.' 

Mary Avis, New Zealand


Home Exchange in New Zealand 

See Mary's home for exchange in Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty: 'Our property borders a golf course and is a five minute drive to a very attractive beach with fishing and boating. It is a beautiful area where kiwifruit, citrus fruits and avocado are grown. Our largest shopping complex is 15 minutes drive away and Tauranga City is another eight minutes'.



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Home Swap over Christmas?      

The Christmas/New Year period is a very popular time for home swaps and often used by members wanting to be near family living abroad (and by ex-pats going 'back home' for the holidays). As flights close to Christmas get booked up early, it's important to start planning a home exchange well in advance. If you haven't already made your exchange arrangements, here's a few recent Christmas swap offers to tempt you:


 Home Exchange Switzerland 

Bulle, Fribourg, Switzerland for the UK

Four bedroom house on a quiet road in the town of Bulle, Gruyere area. Family-friendly neighbourhood with forest, sports centre just around the corner. Bulle is a fantastic starting point for hiking, cycling and skiing in the winter.   

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Home Exchange France  

Southern Burgundy, France for anywhere in Europe

French house is situated in a small, very beautiful and quiet village in the southern Burgundy, Beaujolais area. The house is spacious and comfortable and has a lovely large top floor living room with stunning views.  

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Home Exchange South Africa  

Cape Town, South Africa for Scotland

Lovely double storey Edwardian townhouse. The house has a warm feel to it, partly because there is Oregon pine throughout, but it is also light and spacious. There are three bedrooms upstairs, two of which are en-suite and have double beds. The bedroom at the front of the house has a balcony with a view of Table Mountain.   

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Home Exchange Hampshire 

Baughurst, Hampshire, England for almost anywhere interesting

Four year old detached house in the country but within five minutes' walk of a local convenience store plus Chinese and Indian takeaways.  

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 Home Exchange Hong Kong 


Hong Kong or Portugal for London

Large three double bedroom flat with a balcony overlooking the Lamma Channel. Hong Kong is an exciting city which we love and our home is very central being just 12 minutes from the heart of town with great public transport access and very affordable taxis. We would like to spend Christmas in London (Dec 17 - 28). 

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 Home Exchange Norway

Stavanger, Norway for New Zealand (Auckland area)

House and garden overlooking Hafrsfjord and 15 minutes by bus/car from Stavanger centre; two hours from skiing (downhill/cross-country) in Sirdal. Stavanger at Christmas offers a wide variety of concerts and entertainment. The surrounding countryside is dramatic and beautiful.

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 Home Exchange Florida 

Winter Springs, Florida, USA for London

Home is in quiet, friendly neighborhood, convenient to shopping, restaurants, and 35 minutes to the Orlando theme parks, and 35 minutes to the beach. This house is a wonderful place to use as a home base for exploring Florida with its beaches, attractions and also rural towns and antique shops.

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 Home Swap in London 

London, England for New York City

1930's spacious, three bedroom semi-detached brick house in Twickenham, a quiet suburb near the River Thames. 35 minutes to central London by train. For rugby lovers, we are not far from Twickenham Stadium.

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Christmas in New Zealand?  

Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand for London

Popular tourist destination. Beach three minutes' walk, shopping three minutes by car, bus stop outside of house, lovely five year old character home, great for entertaining, safe area, flat for cycling, lovely beach walks. 15 minute drive to the Mount which is one of New Zealand's top holiday destinations for great fishing and surfing, in fact all water sports.

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Interested in a home swap over the holiday season?  

Click here to search more home exchange offers. Click 'Show more options', typing "Christmas" (without quotations) in the Keyword Search box to find members offering/wanting exchanges during this period. 

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