Although most home exchangers arrange to swap homes at the same time, non simultaneous swaps are also very popular and give more flexibility to find dates that suit both parties.
Many Home Base Holidays members able to offer non simultaneous exchanges are swapping second homes that are often available for lengthy periods. We are delighted to see the many ingenious ways members are using the service to suit their particular needs. Here are details of an interesting way a member is offering exchange guests the opportunity to take their holiday first while 'banking' return swaps to their homes later on:
'La Hune (the Crow's Nest) is located on the island of Oleron famous for three things: it's sunshine, it's oysters and it's pure sea air. Ile D'Oleron is off the coast of La Rochelle in the region known as the Charente Maritime. Our villa is built on the dunes of the Cote Sauvage and enjoys panoramic views out over the Atlantic and the coastline below.
We will be putting LA HUNE up For Sale in Spring 2013 with a view to hopefully finding a buyer by the end of Summer 2013. French law requires a three month waiting period between Exchange and Completion.
Our plan, therefore, is to offer the apartment for non-simultaneous or hospitality exchanges between this coming May to end of Sept 2013 and 'bank' our return exchange for use later next year when hopefully we will be free to travel whenever we like.
We would be travelling on our own and our preference would be to exchange with another senior couple. Please get in touch if you think our proposal would also work for you.' - Marie
Please see Marie's full home exchange offer and more photos. Login to contact her directly if you would be interested in a non-simultaneous exchange as she has suggested. La Hune is a beautiful villa - do contact Maria soon to ensure you have a chance of arranging an exchange before the villa is sold! Not yet a Home Base Holidays member? Register here.
Note: Banking return swaps for later dates is an excellent idea but do arrange definite dates not too far in advance. This will help avoid the possibility of exchange partners' or your own circumstances changing in future (moving, illness, etc) that could cause problems in taking your holiday.