Travel the home exchange way
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Travel like a local and enjoy free accommodation
Step off the tourist trail and really get a feel for the places you visit by arranging a home swap through Home Base Holidays ( With thousands of tempting home swap travel offers including city apartments, country cottages and beach villas, you're sure to find your perfect match. Visit our community of like minded people.

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Featured home exchange offers
Home Exchange in Saint Lucia
St Lucia, Caribbean
3 bed home with private pool
Home Exchange in Devon
Devon, England
Charming 300 year old cottage
Win a Kobo eReader winning trip report
Win a Kobo eReader We've been delighted to see so many members adding their trip reports - it's been really lovely to read about your home exchange experiences. From the trip reports added and also from new members who emailed to tell us why home swapping appeals to them, we've randomly selected one entry to win the Kobo eReader.

Competition winner: Deborah (Cumbria, England HE27963)

Deborah's trip report "beautiful home in lively Spanish village" is shown below.
Trip report beautiful home in lively Spanish village
Home Exchange Vacation in Spain "We had an absolutely wonderful time in Casares and a very positive exchange experience with Adrian and Rona. The directions to the house were very accurate and I found the drive from Malaga airport very easy and straight forward. We were delighted with the house when we arrived. I couldn't quite believe that we would be staying in this stunning location for a whole month. The house was immaculate, comfortable and very organised. Rona and Adrian had gone to a great deal of effort to ensure our stay was smooth and trouble free. Every eventuality had been thought of and the welcoming pack and local information were detailed and highly useful. The house itself was stunning too, and right in the centre of the village. There was a fantastic sun terrace with views over the Atlas mountains and sea where we enjoyed breakfast every morning. We hired a car and drove to lots of the local beaches and towns enjoying both the daytime and night life all these places had to offer. However, the village itself also had lots to do and a variety of delicious restaurants dotted along the hillside up towards Casares. It was an absolute pleasure to swap with Adrian and Rona. They are highly experienced exchangers and nothing was too much trouble for them. Upon return home my own house was immaculate and almost as if no one had been there! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a swap with Adrian and Rona, it was a fantastic experience."
(Deborah, Cumbria, England)


 - View Adrian and Rona's home swap offer in Casares, Spain

 - View Deborah's home swap offer in Cumbria, England

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Home swap tip want to take Fido with you?
Home Swap Tips Many Home Base Holidays members are happy to care for each other's pets and, not having to remove a pet from its home or pay kennel fees can be an extra bonus of swapping homes.

Some members also like to take their own dog or cat with them on swaps when possible. If you want to bring along a pet, limit your  home swap search results to members who are happy to accommodate a pet by selecting 'Pets welcome' from 'Additional Options'. When contacting a member to suggest an exchange, give details of your pet and, if the member is interested in your offer, whether you can bring your pet. Also reassure potential exchange partners that you will honour any restrictions on where pets are allowed in their home.
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