“We all use ‘Home Exchange’ for a variety of reasons, not just for a holiday or weekend break but to visit relatives, attend family events, enable a family gathering and so on. This year to our surprise our exchange partners decided to use our home as their base to get married ‘over the anvil’ at Gretna Green! The first we knew of this was when we received an email photograph of the happy couple during our stay in their London home and must admit we thought at first it was a joke, but no - they persuaded two unsuspecting tourists to witness their marriage and then take photographs to prove it. We were delighted to be the first to congratulate them and to think we had had a very small part to play in their happy day.
Any other unusual reasons for swapping homes I wonder?” - Marilyn & John Martin, Appleby, Cumbria, UK
Marilyn and John must surely be amongst Home Base Holidays' most prolific home swappers, now having had over 90 exchanges! The couple's home is a lovely 17th century sandstone cottage with exposed stonework, oak beams and many original features, located in a tiny village (great pub!) near Appleby. They plan their many swaps well ahead so do check out their home swap offer for 2015.
Do you have a story of an out of the ordinary reason for a home swap? We'd love to hear your story too (contact Home Base Holidays).