Q: Please could you let me know the maximum length of stay one could opt for on a home swap? Thank you. - Carol
A: Although the majority of home swaps are for holiday periods of 1 – 4 weeks, there is no limit to the length of stay you can arrange as home exchange periods are agreed directly between the two members taking part.
It can be more difficult finding exchanges for longer periods (especially when specific dates and location are needed as is often the case) but it can be done. It helps to join Home Base Holidays several months before the exchange dates you want (and actively contact several members to suggest a swap), be open to ideas such as non-simultaneous exchanges (different dates to suit both parties), arranging more than one exchange or arranging one swap and using rental accommodation for any period not covered.
To browse current long term exchange offers, use this link to the search page, http://www.homebase-hols.com/index.cfm?aliasPath=listings/search/ Click 'Show more options'. Choose ‘Long term exchange’ from the drop down list beside ‘Type of exchange’ (and any other important criteria; be as open as you can be for the most results) and click Search.