Q: My son and his wife are expecting their first baby shortly. They have very good friends in a similar situation. Would it be acceptable for the two young families to holiday together on a home exchange?
A: Home exchange parties sometimes do vary so there would be no problem in your son and wife including their friends in their swap party. Home Base Holidays members often include information in their home exchange offers on who will be in their party and, if this varies, the details of family members or friends (with ages of any children) who may sometimes accompany them. When contacting members with an exchange offer it is important to say who would be in the exchange party.
If travelling with friends who are also willing to offer their home for exchange, this can increase the options as, if two homes closeby are available, they could accommodate a larger group if needed or, if the homes are in different areas, offer a two centre exchange.