Very recently a Home Base Holidays member wrote when renewing her membership:
'My daughter and I would like to visit Cambridge before she decides on a university.'
What a good idea! We have seen several times that members use home swaps when visiting children at university (ideal especially at busy periods like graduation times when hotels may be fully booked early) and, of course, expensive compared to a free home to stay in on a home swap (handy when bringing younger members of the family too).
It helps, of course, if you live in a home in a desirable area - or your home is special in some way as is the case with this member. Here is a quote from her home exchange offer:
'We live in the beautiful county of Northumberland and have recently built a one bedroom self contained apartment, The Waiting Rooms, in the south wing of our 1847 Railway Station; previously Warkworth station and Station Master's house but now our private residence. Trains still pass us on the East Coast Main Line, as well as specially chartered steam trains occasionally ie The Northern Belle.
We are based a mile outside Warkworth village on the east coast surrounded by rural farmland, bus service one minute from house, hourly service. Alnmouth train station which can take you into Newcastle or Edinburgh is a 10 minute drive away.'