Home exchange is becoming increasingly popular with the lucky few who own holiday homes. Using a second home (sometimes on its own or as an alternative/addition to a primary or only home) generally enables much more flexibility on dates; many second homes are left empty for long periods and so can be made available during a range of different dates (i.e. for a non-simultaneous exchange), making it easier to find dates that best suit both parties.
I say ‘lucky few’ as, although you will see many second homes in Home Base Holidays search results (look for the little '2 house' symbol shown), the vast majority of people who swap homes don’t own one. By joining Home Base Holidays, you won’t limit your range of offers to second homes only. Even if you want to swap a second home, you will very likely find many attractive offers for main (usually, only) homes that will suit your needs on dates and location too. It would be a shame to miss out on some splendid home swap opportunities by restricting your choice to a niche within the still relatively small niche, home exchange, in the vast travel industry!
However, it is very easy to limit search results in a number of ways, including to second homes and/or non-simultaneous home exchange offers (and this is a good way to start your search for homes most likely to match your needs):
1. Choose ‘Non-simultaneous exchange’ from the drop down list beside Type of Exchange.
2. Tick the box beside ‘Second home’. Search.
If you choose both options, the search results will show only members offering second homes for exchange who have also indicated they are interested in non-simultaneous exchanges. So, in one easy additional click from a simple search by country, you can limit search results to second homes/non-simultaneous exchange offers! Can’t find exactly what you want from restricted search results? Widen your criteria for a larger choice.