Home swap – with Central London on your doorstep!

HE28661_1_20130320_063208Quiet apartment but with Central London on your doorstep! Located by Russell Square in Bloomsbury, the apartment is in walking distance of Oxford St shops, West End theatres, the Royal Opera House, the British Museum and British Library. It is also next to the direct metro line to Heathrow (approx 50 mins) and close to St Pancras/Kings Cross and Euston stations with good metro and bus links across the city.

Exchange Request: New York, Open to offers

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Lovely house exchange offer in central London

London House SwapThis Guardian Home Exchange offer is a warm, light family house in central London. London’s newest shopping mall, Westfield, and Portobello market are close by. The tube is a ten minutes walk; in 30 minutes you can be anywhere in London: Westminster, Piccadilly, Harrods, the art galleries, theatres, museums, Hyde Park.

Exchange Request: Open to offers

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Win a Home Swap Membership – save thousands on your vacation costs!

Win-1024x768Home Base Holidays have teamed up with the long term travel blog Living the Dream to give away 10 free home swap memberships (worth $50 each!). As a member of Home Base Holidays you’ll be able to add your home to the site and then start contacting other members to arrange your home swap vacation!

To be in with a chance of winning simply visit the Living the Dream’s home exchange competition blog post (link shown below) and enter using the form at the bottom of the page. 

Enter the “Win a home exchange members” competition at Living the Dream

Want to visit London? Try this home swap in Camden Town

Camden Town AccommodationIf you want to visit London this home swap offer is in one of the best locations. Located in Camden Town, on a beautiful tree lined Crescent close to all the famous markets and shops. We are 10 minutes walking distance from Regents Park, London Zoo and very close to Oxford street and the West End with its Museums and Theaters. Nearby is Regents Park Canal, boat trips, playgrounds and tennis courts, the open air theatre, Primrose hill and Hampstead Heath. There are so many things to see and visit, you are really spoilt for choice.

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Home exchange savings are a good excuse for little treats!

holiday money“I recently read an article on home exchange in a Saturday newspaper. It carried a list of pros and cons and in the cons list the writer had included ‘preparing your house for the visitors and clearing up their home before you leave’.

Now I don’t think any home exchanger actually minds preparing the house before leaving. I always want people to be as comfortable there as I am and I take pleasure in leaving my Tooting terrace looking at its best just as my heart always lift when I walk through the door of my temporary home-from-home and see that my new friends have done the same for me.

But one thing I did agree with was that, because house swapping is so cost effective, you can afford to give yourself a treat while you’re away. We’ve done this ever since we returned from our first foray into this exciting new hobby and realised that, apart from the cost of getting there, we hadn’t spent any more money than if we’d stayed at home:

  • So the following month saw us in Bath and, instead of a cup of tea in the Pump Room, we ordered a flight of champagne. How everyone stared as our special little trays, complete with canapés, were borne across that vast and glittering space.
  • We’ve been racing in Chester, Exeter and Dublin and paid to go in the ‘posh bit’: an opportunity to dress up for the day.
  • While in Dorset we took the bus to Bridport and wandered the market stalls and independent food shops and instead of buying one or two treats, purchased whatever took our fancy.
  • In Barcelona we fulfilled Paul’s ambition of visiting the Camp Nou Stadium at prices which made us realise why it’s one of the richest football clubs in the world.
  • In Oxford it was my turn to gratify a desire to sit in the Morse Bar at the Randolph Hotel and sip expensive cocktails.
  • In Sitges we lunched at the swankiest beachside restaurant
  • and in Bournemouth, when a sudden downpour had every-one diving for shelter, we took the little funicular up to the restaurant and, sitting by a vast picture window, ordered a sumptuous afternoon tea and a taxi home.

And then, at the end of our holiday, we come back home to a beautifully cleaned and cared for little house, the plants all watered, the cushions plumped, the mail neatly stacked.” – Sandra Newnham, London. See Sandra’s current home exchange offer in London

Lovely London town house swap offer next to Notting Hill

London House ExchangeTall London town house set on 5 floors. Set in a quiet area overlooking a private garden square but very near Notting Hill, Portobello Market and with easy access to central London. Tube and buses are 5 mins walk and Oxford Circus is 15 mins on tube.

Exchange Request: Sydney

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Lovely home exchange offer in London’s Fulham

LondonHomeExchange2 bedroom Victorian garden flat in the heart of Fulham, London. Located on a quiet street, the flat is short walk to the tube station, allowing easy access to central London.

Fulham has lots of  cafes, bars and restaurants and with Chelsea, Kensington and the River Thames just a short walk away – it’s a fantastic area of London to explore!

Exchange Request: UK, Europe, USA

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Win a Home Swap Membership!

Win-1024x768Home Base Holidays have teamed up with the long term travel blog Living the Dream to give away 10 free home swap memberships (worth $50 each!). As a member of Home Base Holidays you’ll be able to add your home to the site and then start contacting other members to arrange your home swap vacation!

To be in with a chance of winning simply visit the Living the Dream’s home exchange competition blog post (link shown below) and enter using the form at the bottom of the page. 

Enter the “Win a home exchange members” competition at Living the Dream