Home Base Holidays

 www.homebase-hols.com                                                                                 November 2013 (issue 103)

UNESCO world heritage town of Briancon
Home Swap in Australia
Home Swap in Granada, Spain
Home Exchange in Berlin
Situated in the relaxed coastal town of Kalbarri.
Beautiful sea view home in La Herradura, Granada. 
Excellent central location for exploring Berlin.
"We have been lucky to have had 12 super home exchanges through Europe and Oz and have made friends with every one of our exchangers; always looking for more adventures in that great big world."
Goretti O  (Perth, Australia)
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Draw winners: 'Definitive Guide to Home Exchanging'


Win copy of the home exchange guide book!

Congratulations to Helen, Jane, Glynis and Karen, winners in the October draw for the 'Definitive Guide to Home Exchanging' by Chris and Hannah Alford. We look forward to receiving short book reviews from our winners (a mix of experienced exchangers and first timers) and will include some of their comments in the December newsletter.


If you didn't win a copy of the guide in the draw, you can still use the code, OTABCQ2KGR for a 50% discount on the regular price, 8.97. Click here for more details and to download a copy

Important reminder: reply to all messages


Most Home Base Holidays members are very good at replying to all home swap enquiry messages they receive - this is important as it can be very frustrating to send a message and not to get a reply. 


Not interested in an offer? A short reply, e.g 'Thank you for your kind offer - unfortunately we can't consider it at this time.' Is all that's needed.

Exchange homes in Austria
English Farm Home Exchange
Home Exchange in Spain
Mountain cottage in Rohr im Gebirge - close to ski lifts.
Stay on this beautiful farm in West Cornwall.
Lovely 200 year old house in Soto de Agues.
Swap stories: 'Our first exchange'


The following story is one of three runners-up in the "Win a Kindle" competition:


Englewood, Florida"We have just completed our first ever home exchange to the Sunshine State of Florida. What an amazing experience! As new exchangers we were understandably slightly apprehensive, but we could not have enjoyed our holiday more.


After a long journey (involving planes, trains and automobiles!) we arrived in Englewood, Florida. The house was so welcoming and we loved having our own private pool. We exchanged cars as well, which was great and we explored as much of Florida as we could during our four week stay there. We found some fantastic places including the most beautiful sunset at Venice Isles, whilst watching wild dolphins. Some memories will stay with us forever.


We really don't have any negative comments to make, but we particularly liked the fact that you have so much freedom and so many home comforts available during home exchange. We have another exchange organised to Switzerland for Xmas and New Year and we are very excited about this - and the world of opportunity which home swapping opens up"

Anne Shearer


Anne and husband Danny live in a beautiful 200 year old country cottage, in an idyllic Scottish village. See full details of their attractive home swap offer here

Exclusive promotion to members: join second site for free!


This exclusive promotion to all existing and new Home Base Holidays members allows you to claim a complimentary one year membership to an additional home swap site, Global Home Exchange, based in North America. To take up this offer, send us an email to info@homebase-hols.com with the subject line "Global offer" and a note of the password and any special requirements you would like set.


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Newsletter Contributions:
We are always pleased to hear from members and subscribers and to receive contributions for the newsletter and blog - short reports on your exchange experiences, tips you feel would be useful to those new to the idea of home swapping and any questions you have on home exchange.
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