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Preparing for your 2016 swaps? We've included in this newsletter a few tempting Home Base Holidays offers, a lovely trip report from a member in London on their swap in Yorkshire and some quick tips on preparing for your swaps.
Home Swap offer in France
Home swap offer in Melbourne

Stunning home in Badefols d'Ans

Gorgeous stone cottage in the perfect French village of Badefols d'Ans. Stunning views over the neighbouring chateaux.  View offer

Beautiful home in Melbourne

Fully restored 1890's two-storey terrace home in wonderful Melbourne. Lovely original features and a stylish modern extension. View offer
Trip report: ideal base for exploring the Peak District
Home swap between Penistone in Yorkshire and Camden, London 

Peak District National Park "We had a lovely new year home swap in Penistone. The house is conveniently located close to the town centre's shops, restaurants, and (very quaint) heritage cinema. The house is enormous and even with six of us we only used half the bedrooms. They have a particularly fine kitchen which is very well equipped and will be appreciated by any keen cooks. This is an ideal base for anyone wanting to explore the Peak District National Park and surrounding area."  Nicky
Home swap tip: finding your perfect swap
Shown below are some basic tips and pointers on arranging your home swap. For more detailed information visit our How it Works section.

Finding your perfect home swap:

  • Be proactive: rather than waiting for people to contact you, send out messages to any members whose offers look of interest. Also always respond to all messages you receive - even if just to say no thank you. 
  • Add photos: listings with photos always attract more interest than those without.
  • Last minute swaps: looking for a home swap within the next month? Add your home to the Last Minute Offers section.

Preparation for your swap:

  • Clean, clean, clean: it should be taken as said that both homes will be clean and tidy for guests and left in the same condition at the end of the swap. . 
  • Create a reference folder: create a welcome folder for your exchange guest with useful information such as local attractions, useful phone numbers, transport info, household how-to's, etc.  
  • Insurance: inform your home insurance company and, if agreeing to a car swap, also your car insurance company.  
More home swap offers to tempt you
Home Swap in Italy
Home Exchange in London
Quebec holiday offer

Sea views in Lecce, Italy

Breathtaking view of Castro Marina and the Salento coast.
View offer

London family home

London home with cottage feel. Lovely location in Hackney.

Lake front Quebec

Stunning lake front home in Bromont. 1 hour to Montreal.
View offer
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