Q: I am interested in joining Home Base Holidays. I own a holiday cottage in the Lake District. Can I swap a week with another holiday cottage owner?
A: Your cottage in the Lake District should certainly be popular for home swaps. You can swap a week (or shorter/longer) with other holiday cottage owners (and with main homes too). If you are particularly interested in exchanges with other holiday home owners, you can limit your search to second homes. Visit the site and, on the detailed search page, tick the box beside 'second home' and select any other important criteria; then click 'Search'.
Swapping holiday homes can give more flexibility with exchanges if you are able to offer non-simultaneous exchanges (so that you and your exchange partners can have your holidays on dates that best suit you both).