Q: Since I joined Home Base Holidays a few months ago my husband has been very ill so we haven’t been in a position to arrange a home swap yet. We’ve spent several weeks away in the French mountains while my husband recovered. In hindsight, could we have had people stay in our London flat while we were away?
A: If a member is unable to arrange an exchange for a period (illness in the family, moving homes, etc) we are happy to put their membership 'on hold' until they are ready again to consider home swap offers. Also, as you suggested, you can use the service to arrange non-simultaneous swaps, i.e. you make your home available to exchange guests at a time when you will be away, and arrange your return stay in their home (or, often a second home) at a time that's convenient for both parties.