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Live like a local - Home Base Holidays
Home swaps live like a local
This is the perfect time to start planning your Easter and summer home swaps. Home Base Holidays is a great way to cut your travel costs as by swapping homes you enjoy free holiday accommodation. Swapping homes offers much more than just free accommodation, it allows you to really get a feel for the places you visit - to live like a local. 
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Home swaps just in
Home Base Holidays offer in Montserrat
Woodlands, Montserrat
3 bed seaview home, sleeps 6
Home Base Holidays offer in Sardinia
Bosa, Sardinia, Italy
2 bed home, sleeps 6
30 year anniversary - providing a home swap service
Home Base Holidays: 1985 - 2015In 1985 when Home Base Holidays started we published directories three times a year and mailed them to our members. Members would then contact each other by physically posting their information and photos. As you can imagine... this could be a slow process! However Home Base Holidays was an early Internet adopter. This made a huge difference, enabling members to view new offers being added to the website each day and make instant contact to arrange their home swaps

Over the next few months, we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary with competitions, special offers and new features on the website. Watch out for Home Swappers each month and do join in and help us celebrate.

We are always so thankful to all our members and are delighted that many of the members that joined when we first started are still members to this day. If you were a Home Base Holidays member back in the days of print directories, we'd love to hear how your experiences have changed or not over the many years you have been home swapping. Send your experiences to:
Radio Times - new home swap partnership
Radio Times Home Swap We are delighted to announce the launch of our new partnership with Radio Times to operate the home swap service for their readers (UK members will be familiar with the popular TV and radio listings magazine).

Exchange offers from our partners are automatically available on Home Base Holidays giving members many more quality home swap options.
Home swap tip - how to treat a home exchange home
Home Swap TipsHome Base Holidays member and experienced home swapper, Sandra Newnham, has written an excellent tip on how best to take good care of homes entrusted to you:

"A popular promise on house swap entries is: 'We'll look after your home as if it were our own.' What does that actually mean? I'd suggest that you look after everything in your house swap home as you would your own when things are new. However new or old the carpets may look, treat them as you did your own when they were newly laid. When relaxing on the sofa, imagine that it's just been delivered. And remember how careful you were when you'd just finished decorating? It's really not difficult I promise you and doesn't detract from your enjoyment at all." (Continue reading Sandra's post on our home swap blog...)
View Sandra's Home Base Holidays offer in London
Swap report - a wonderful English summer
Home Base Holidays English Cottage "Our entire family really enjoyed our stay in Hampshire at Upper Wield this summer. The cottage is cosy and so typically English, and Su and Rich made us feel welcome there. There were many possible day trips in the area, from towns like Winchester, to gardens and national trust homes, country walks, the steam train in Alresford and of course Jane Austen's home in Chawton. The children enjoyed sharing toys, and the trampoline in the garden (with the view of the flowery pond) was a hit! Thank you again for a wonderful exchange and summer memories."  (Caroline, Saint Claude, France)
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