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
A: Absolutely! You can add either your main home or your holiday home on the Home Base Holidays website. Many members do list their second homes and during the registration there is a “Second home” tick box to indicate that you are listing a second home (in the search results second homes appear with a small round “2” icon). Listing a second home often gives more flexibility as it usually means that you can be more open with your dates than when swapping your primary residence. Therefore, many second home owners are able to consider non-simultaneous exchanges where you swap at different times as well as the traditional simultaneous exchanges where you and your exchange partners swap at the same time.
As a full member you can actually add more than one home at no extra charge and so, if you are also interested in swapping your house in Italy to give you more options, you can list both your homes under the same home swap membership.
Looking to add your holiday home? First step is to join Home Base Holidays. Once you've selected a membership plan, you can add your home details, swap request and then start contacting other members to suggest an exchange.