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Travel like a local - Home Base Holidays
Travel like a local and enjoy free accommodation
Home Base Holidays has thousands of tempting home swap holiday offers - choose from city apartments, country cottages and beach villas. Get local advice from your hosts before you leave and feel secure knowing somebody is looking after your home during your holidays. Swap for a longer period of time or just the weekend, travel with your partner or bring the whole family. Visit our community of like minded people.

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Easter home exchange offers
Easter Home Swap in Austria
Feldkirch, Austria
3 bed home in lovely Feldkirch
Easter Home Swap in London
London, England
3 bed home in North London
Swap report - relaxing, sunny Sri Lanka
Home Base Holidays offer in Kandy, Sri Lanka "We non simultaneously exchanged with Sally and Jerry in July 2014 for about 8 to 9 nights; they looked after our flat and cats beautifully. My Husband Phil and I visited Sri Lanka and Jungle Tide in Kandy in January 2015. The bungalow is set in a tea plantation high on a hill above Kandy. Caretakers / Managers of Jungle Tide, Martin and Rani, were amazing. Rani's cooking is amazing and Martin cannot do enough for you, getting supplies of beer and tonic water for us. All rooms are en suite and have patio doors which open onto a veranda, which in turn leads to a lawn and onto a pool. Jungle Tide is a very beautiful, clean and relaxing place to be. Thanks to Martin and Rani for making our stay so lovely, and thanks to Sally and Jerry for making this exchange possible. (Lisa, Isle of Wight, England)
Home swap tip longer term exchanges
Home Swap Tips Although the majority of members are looking for holiday home swaps of one to four weeks, many members want longer period exchanges - often, retired people looking to be near grown-up children who live abroad and also those on work sabbaticals; but probably the greatest growth has been amongst location independent workers who can work anywhere in the world as long as they have access to a fast internet connection.

If you are looking for a longer swap make sure to include 'Long term exchange' as one of the Types of Exchange options (select this from the "Edit listing" menu). Other members will see that you would be happy to consider a longer term exchange; you can also search for members who have selected long term swaps by ticking the 'Long term home exchange' box under the 'Type of exchange' header on the home swap search page.
Home swaps long term exchange offers
Home Base Holidays offer in Germany
 Lake Constance, Germany
 Stylish 3 bed apartment
Home Base Holidays offer in Spain
 Finestrat, Spain
 5 bed home with pool
Long term exchange offer in Australia
 Bribie Island, Australia
 3 bed waterfront home
Kobo eReader competition thanks for your entries
Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a Kobo eReader announced in the last newsletter. Home Base Holidays members who had written a new trip report by 15th February were automatically entered in the competition, along with new members who sent us their comments on what appeals to them about home swapping. The winner will be informed by 25th February and their winning entry published in full in the March newsletter.
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