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Find your perfect home swap
Find your perfect home swap. Arrange a home swap through Home Base Holidays and enjoy all the space and comforts of home. Enjoy free accommodation in over 90 countries. Choose from country cottages, city apartments and sea view villas homebase-hols.com
Kindle Fire photo competition winner!
We received so many entries and lovely holiday photos, making it very hard to select a winner. However, Jacqueline's beautiful photo (below) from her home swap in Germany was chosen as the winner of the Kindle Fire photo competition.

Home swap in Trier, Germany
Jacqueline's winning entry from her family's home swap holiday in Trier, Germany

"One of the best things about doing a home exchange (aside from it being a really affordable and convenient way to have a holiday when you have children!) is exploring an area that you would not have considered going on holiday to. We'd never heard of Trier, Germany and neither had our friends when we'd mentioned our trip. However, we were blown away by the beauty of the region - lake Mosel, the ubiquitous vineyards surrounding us and the ancient Roman buildings in Trier. Although our exchange was for two weeks, we went home with lots of things left on our sightseeing to-do-list for a future trip to Rhineland-Pfalz. Our hosts were helpful and welcoming; we felt so lucky in their gorgeous apartment. Our boys loved playing with the Lego their teenage son used to play with and we found the highchair they'd borrowed from a friend made things so much easier for our 18 month old. The bottle of wine they left us from their local region was a wonderful thank-you. We can't wait for our next house swapping adventure!"  Jacqueline (Brighton, UK)
Three runners-up in the competition have been informed and have had their memberships extended by an extra year. We will be sharing their photos in the next newsletters and, as Home Base Holidays members are such great photographers, some additional photos from the competition entries will also be published over the next few weeks.
Stylish home swap in London
Home exchange in central Bangkok
Home swap in the beautiful west of Austria

London, England
Stylish home in trendy bohemian East London.

Bangkok, Thailand
Large apartment in Bangkok with stunning city views.

Feldkirch, Austria
Beautiful three bed home swap near the Austrian Alps.
Home swap Q&A: can I list my holiday home?
Adding a second home
Q: I have a holiday home in the UK and a house in Italy. I've had a look at your website and like what I see. Can I register my holiday home for exchange or does it need to be my main residence?- Kim, Rome, Italy 

A: Absolutely! You can add either your main home, holiday home or both. When you join Home Base Holidays you can select the "Second home" tick box to indicate that you are listing a second home. As listing a second home can often give more flexibility with your exchange dates, many second home owners are also able to consider non-simultaneous exchanges (i.e. swapping at different times). 

Note: as a full member you can add a second home at no extra charge. 

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