Home Base Holidays
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Caribbean Home Swap in Providenciales
Home Exchange Sicily
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Long term home swap in London
Stunning Sicily
Stylish home swap offer in Palermo, Italy.
Fabulous France
Home in Annecy surrounded by lakes and mountains. 
Long term London
Stunning London home looking for 6 month LA swap.
"We have had many, many marvellous swaps through Home Base Holidays over a period of 7 or 8 years and again we have a full year of swaps ahead of us."
Steve & Larraine D  (New Zealand)
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Home exchanging
has become a big part of our lives

Home exchange in New Zealand 
Don & Rita's home in Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
"In 2000 after my wife, Rita, started tracing her family tree (we are both first generation New Zealanders, now in our 60s), I too took to looking up my family tree.

Back in 1926 my grandparents had arrived in New Zealand from Scotland with their six year old son (my father). My Grandmother was born in Glasgow but died within 18 months of arriving in New Zealand. My Grandfather, born in Inverness, died in the 50's so my father grew up really not knowing of any of his family back in Scotland.

We decided that we could use home exchange to help us in our search for family members; so, in 2010 we made a visit to Scotland. We organised two home exchanges and tracked down 'Living Family Members', my Father's only living cousin and two of his nieces. One of the nieces told us that her daughter had, just a few days earlier, been offered a job interview in New Zealand and been given instructions that while there, if time permitted, to try to track down any living family members from the family that immigrated to New Zealand back in 1926.

Finding family in Scotland allowed my 90 year old father to re-connect to his family there, conversing for the next couple of years via Skype with them. By happy coincidence the daughter that went for the job interview in New Zealand got the position (at a Theological College close to where we all live). She go to know her New Zealand family and spent time with my father (her Great Grand Uncle we think), prior to his death in 2012.

In February 2014 she was offered a new position, as the 7th Anglican Bishop of Waikato and Taranaki, which covers nearly half of the North Island. We are all so proud of her and my father would be too. He may have never known any family back in Scotland, may have never been able to talk to them even, if it were not for Rita and I using Home Base Holidays and the home exchange concept that helped us in our search for our Scottish roots."

Don & Rita MacLeod
rio de janeiro troca casa
Texas home swapper
Burma accommodation
World Cup Fever?
Ready for this summers World Cup? Visit Rio de Janeiro!
Texas Swap
Lovely family home in Grapevine, Texas, USA.
Visit Myanmar
Gorgeous colonial house in wonderful Yangon.
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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Most Home Base Holidays members are very good at replying to all home swap offers - it is important that you do reply to all messages you receive from other members of the site.

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