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December 27, 2004


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Cheeba Sobotka

Since we have not found a home exchange for our March trip to the London area, we would be interested in house sitting, guest house accomodations and possibly very reasonable rentals from HE members. Email me for suggestions or comments!


From another enquirer:

'We are planning on being away for most of the summer of 2005 - from late March to end September. We would like to offer our house to the Home Exchange scheme while we are, but we will stay in other houses after September. In other words, we'd like to "bank" holidays. Is this possible? We can be quite flexible about where we visit.

Our house is in Warwick, very centrally located for touring - Warwick Castle 5 mins walk, Central London 75mins train, Stratford 10 mins car, Oxford 30 mins train, etc, etc.

We are a couple, no kids, responsible (carefree but not careless!)' - Mike G.

Although probably most members who arrange non simultaneous exchanges are swapping second homes, there's no reason, when you are able to, not to exchange your main home in the way that you are suggesting. It is ideal that you are able to be flexible about destinations - always the best way for the best choice of home swaps!

As you plan to be away for six months you may find members who want longer than average holiday period exchanges too (many Australians, for example, want to stay for several months in the UK). Or, if you arranged a series of shorter non-simultaneous exchanges, and there were some 'gaps' when your home wasn't occupied, you might consider having a member stay as a home sitter (housesitting offered or wanted are other options available).

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