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July 12, 2013

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Home Base Holidays

Thanks for your comment. Many people, like yourself, wouldn’t consider swapping to a home that's occupied. And of course, the fewer conditions put on an exchange offer (this applies both to offers and exchange requests), the more choice you will have.

Although it's rare to have exchange offers for homes that won't be unoccupied during the swap, we have had a few such offers (with an adult child or lodger in residence) and, as long as full details are provided there have always been Home Base Holidays members willing to accept such a condition (adults are likely to be out of the house at work during week days and, like the other regular occupants of the home, are hardly ‘strangers’ by the time the exchange takes place).

Most home swappers are adventurous types who enjoy meeting new people so having an in house ‘native’ readily available to answer questions and offer advice can be seen as a benefit, not a put-off at all, by some exchangers!

Lois, Home Base Holidays

Thanks for your comment. Many people, like yourself, wouldn’t consider swapping to a home that's occupied. And of course, the fewer conditions put on an exchange offer (this applies both to offers and exchange requests), the more choice you will have.

Although it's rare to have exchange offers for homes that won't be unoccupied during the swap, we have had a few such offers (with an adult child or lodger in residence) and, as long as full details are provided there have always been Home Base Holidays members willing to accept such a condition (adults are likely to be out of the house at work during week days and, like the other regular occupants of the home, are hardly ‘strangers’ by the time the exchange takes place).

Most home swappers are adventurous types who enjoy meeting new people so having an in house ‘native’ readily available to answer questions and offer advice can be seen as a benefit, not a put-off at all, by some exchangers!

Lauren Kahn

I would never agree to a home exchange where I was expected to share the property with an adult child. I like my privacy. People asking for this are really asking that you share the home with a total stranger. No thanks. If you have an adult child who is not traveling and will remain in the home, your home is really not available for exchange.

Perhaps someone would be interested in this sort of offer, but I bet very few.

The more conditions you put on your exchange (and pet care is also a big one), the fewer takers you will have. I don't care for pets either.

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