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Home Exchange New Zealand Featured Home Exchange

California, USA     

Beautiful Palo Alto Home near Stanford University in Silicon Valley, California.It's a peaceful, quiet space that people say is relaxing and rejuvenating.

Exchange request: Italy, Open to offers


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"'We are experienced exchangers and have exchanged with countries such as Italy, Holland, Austria, Scotland, Canada, Iceland etc. We feel it is a wonderful way to experience a country rather than as a simple "tourist"."

Trip report: A home exchange so good, we're doing it twice! 

Home Swap Australia


"Two years ago we exchanged with now "friends" in Bristol, who live near our family there. They came to our two acre home on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, near the small hinterland town of Cooroy. They loved it so much that they asked us if they could exchange again one day. We are now all booked to "repeat the experience" in March, April and May. It is only our third exchange but it's a great idea. Thank you for your informative newsletters and your great easy website, Home Base Holidays.


We retired to the Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2004. Chris is Australian and Mary is English. We are fit and active, age 66 years young. We have family in Bristol and Fleet and retain many friends in Wiltshire. We have completed two very successful exchanges and references are available.

Although our next exchange in Bristol has been arranged for Spring 2012, we would like to extend our stay in the UK with a home swap within easy reach of Fleet."  


Best regards from Mary & Chris


See the couple's attractive home exchange offer on Australia's Sunshine Coast...  

Member's Trip Reports

Members Trip Reports - we want to hear!We want to hear!  

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. If not included in our newsletter your exchange experiences may be added to the websites trip reports with a link to your listing to provide extra publicity.

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Travel the Home Exchange Way blog: 1000th post published!     


This December we published the 1000th post on Travel the Home Exchange Way blog after regular updates for over seven years. Each year at this time, we look back over posts published during the year to find the most popular. See a summary published last week on popular posts in 2011 covering everything from home security issues during an exchange, organising pet care, how to present a house for a home exchange, to addressing 'awkward' questions and finding homes that accommodate 10+ people.


View round up of top 2011 blog highlights...  

Even more choice for Home Base Holidays members!     

Home Base Holidays Exclusive: join second home swap club for just $1


We have teamed up with a long established home exchange service based in Canada to offer Home Base Holidays members the chance to also join this second home swap agency at only $1 for one year. Like Home Base Holidays, Global Home Exchange is a private, secure membership agency that provides an excellent service. If you are a current Home Base Holidays member, and would like information on listing your home on Global, please contact us and we will send you details, with no obligation to continue Global membership at the end of the year. If you aren't a current Home Base Holidays member, join or renew and then let us know if you would like to take up the $1 membership offer from Global.  


Note: this member benefit is also being promoted to Global members and we look forward to welcoming many current Global members to Home Base Holidays. The partnership with Global increases the choice of exchange offers for all our members at very little cost.


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Happy New Year... and Happy Home Swapping in 2012!

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