Q: I am thinking of returning to London for a few years and wonder what if any the demand is for long term home swaps between London and Sydney. - Rob
A: Although the majority of members do arrange shorter home exchanges (2-4 weeks) there are a good number interested in longer term swaps (6+ months). Home Base Holidays has a very large number of London members and, with Sydney being a popular destination, you should find a suitable match. For example, many UK members have grown-up children and grandchildren living in Australia and such members often like to spend several weeks in an exchange home to be close to family.
You can search on the site for members interested in longer exchanges: Go to the Browse listings page and click the "Show more options" link. This will display some additional search fields; from the "Type of exchange" drop down box select "Long term exchange". To maximise your choices, join Home Base Holidays well in advance when looking for a long term swap.
The photo is of the garden in one London home available for a long term home exchange to Sydney:
Victorian terraced house is a short walk from Kilburn High Road, a vibrant historic London high street.