Maureen and Gerry Poulton, who have the good fortune to live on Queensland's Gold Coast, are very experienced home swappers. With an attractive home (in photo) and pool overlooking a lake, it's not surprising that their home exchange offer is so popular (click here to see their latest home swap requests on Home Base Holidays).
The couple arranged three swaps to the UK in 2013 (two in England, one in Scotland). We have noticed a trend of more and more Home Base Holidays members using the service as much to spend time with family and friends in an area as for arranging a holiday somewhere different, and Maureen and Gerry certainly did that last year.
It's always fun to look back at photos taken on trips we enjoyed, especially if they involve family get-togethers or special occasions. Maureen has taken this a step further, using the Blurb site to compile books to record each of their three exchanges, and has kindly sent us the links to view her books. Hopefully these will inspire others to do the same!
To browse through Maureen's books, click the link beside the name of the location below; then click Preview. Enlarge and turn the pages in the Blurb site:
If you have been inspired by Maureen's home exchange stories, or would like to share your own home swap experiences, we'd love to hear from you - contact Home Base Holidays.