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Home Swap Britain Featured Home Swap

Brighton, England (3 bed) 

Regency apartment located right on the seafront with great views from the pier to the marina. Brighton, often referred to as 'London by the sea', offers the best of both worlds - a relaxed hip seaside town but less than 1 hour by train to central London! 

Exchange request: Australia, open


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Swiss member shares their home swap experiences


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'We completed our first exchange last August and are thrilled with the whole experience. We now know where the Welsh Marches are and have explored an area we would probably never have gone to if it hadn't been for this exchange opportunity. The couple we exchanged with are the nicest people and we hope we'll remain long-term friends - in fact, our first exchange has been such a pleasure we're almost worried that we're spoilt for future exchanges! 


Living in someone else's home is an amazing thing really, such a token of trust probably hugely increases the likelihood of meeting particularly open, friendly people with an interest in new places and lifestyles. We thoroughly enjoyed everyday things like meeting the neighbours, exploring the local shops for food, and finding out how mundane things like rubbish disposal work. Being able to explore the local area, visiting a wonderful range of towns and buildings, and then come home to "our" place - nonchalantly unlocking the door of our beautiful historic house while being eyed by envious tourists (we're quite sure they were envious!) - made this a really special holiday. 


Our home is very modern, our exchange home was very, very old - the contrast was fascinating! This certainly won't be our last exchange; we seem to have lost interest in hotels and can't wait for our next swap! We feel that signing up with Home Base Holidays has been one of the best things we've ever done.'


Bea Fitze, Niederuzwil, St. Gallen, Switzerland   


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Travel the Home Exchange Way: top 10 posts of 2012 


At the end of each year we review the posts published on the Travel the Home Exchange Way blog during the year to see which have attracted most interest. This year it is interesting to see the variety of subjects covered in the top 10, notably a number of members' home swap stories and reports (click the link to read a post): 

  1. Home exchange Q & A: Must I live in a super luxurious home to home swap? 
  2. Home swap tips and pointers
  3. Anything can happen on a home exchange! 
  4. Protecting your home while on a home exchange
  5. Home exchange arranged for the Olympics: Swapping Canada for EnglandĀ 
  6. Home exchange with young children: choosing compatible home swap partners
  7. Raiding the food cupboards on a home exchange
  8. The 'intruder': runner-up in the 'Tell us a home swap story' competition 
  9. Home exchange members to the rescue! 
  10. Top 10 home exchange tips from experienced swappers (80+ home swaps!)
We're really keen to hear from you and so if you have any ideas for future blog posts please contact us at info@homebase-hols.com

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If you are a current Home Base Holidays member, you are offered complimentary one year membership to a second North American home exchange agency. To take up this offer, contact us (subject line: Global offer) with a note of the password you would like set.  


Your message, along with a link to your Home Base Holidays listing, will be forwarded to a representative of the 2nd swap site who will contact you directly with information on using the site. Contact us to sign up to the free offer! 

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Happy Home Swapping in 2013!

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