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Make yourself at home by arranging a home swap
Make yourself at home. Arrange a home swap through Home Base Holidays and enjoy all the space and comforts of your home from home. Free home swap holiday accommodation in over 90 countries: www.homebase-hols.com
Home swap in Mexico
Featured swap: mountain views in San Juan Cosala, Mexico
Located in the Sierra Madre Mountains overlooking Lake Chapala, the largest body of water in Mexico, this stunning home swap offer is 10 minutes from the 400 year old fishing village of Ajijic, 5 minutes from the thermal baths of San Juan Cosala and 45 minutes from the Guadalajara airport. Enjoy dining on the terrace while watching dramatic sunsets.
Trip report: excellent home swap in East London
Columbia Road flower market "James and Maria have a lovely home not far from London's Bethnal Green tube station. Their home is on two levels with two sitting rooms and was surprisingly quiet. We arrived to find a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge, useful instructions on how everything worked and some lovely ideas for places to eat and visit in the area. 

We walked to Brick Lane for a meal the first night, and found the area buzzing with activity. On Sunday morning we walked to Columbia Road for breakfast and a look around the flower market. We were lucky to have great weather and so walked to Victoria Park for a picnic. The area has so much going on and was easy to get around by bus, tube and train, as well as plenty nearby to visit on foot."
- Rachael

Highlights of the home swap:
  1. A visit to Columbia Road flower market
  2. Sunbathing in Victoria Park
  3. Local cafes and restuarants
View James and Maria's swap offer in London | View Rachael's swap offer in Lancashire

Home swap in France
Home swap in Yorkshire
Home swap in Koh Samui

C18th home in France
Located in Montestrucq on the crest overlooking the Pyrenees mountains.

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
In the heart of Hebden Bridge, a historic market town in West Yorkshire.

Koh Samui, Thailand
Great sunsets, large private infinity pool and stunning panoramic ocean views.
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Home swap Q&A: swapping cars during an exchange
Swap cars during an exchange
Q: If I swap with someone in another country is it possible to also swap cars? Would I be able to put the other party on my existing car insurance? - Tina, Devon, England 

A: Most Home Base Holidays members do not report problems having an additional driver temporarily added to their current insurance. We have however had reports of some insurance companies refusing to cover visitors from outside the UK/Europe (and also there can be age restrictions). Do check with your insurance company before agreeing to include your car as part of a home exchange agreement. Some members refused cover by their insurers have instead agreed to split the cost of a car rental for the duration or part duration of the exchange; although this does add an additional cost it can be offset by large savings enjoyed by swapping homes.  

Send us: photos from your home swaps
We love seeing photos from your home swaps holidays and so in the next newsletter we will be announcing a new photo competition - so get your home swap photos ready!

You can send us your favourite travel photos along with a short description of your home exchange to: info@homebase-hols.com