Most home exchange offers include a good description of the home and area, along with a variety of photos. It's also important for Home Base Holidays members to complete their Personal Profiles as this additional information is really useful in helping members find the best matches. If you haven't done this already, please login and click Edit Profile (under Dashboard). If you aren't yet a member, please complete your personal profile when you join.
Add a photo of yourself or your family. It is your choice whether you want to add a photo of course but, for most members, it makes arranging an exchange feel much more personal when able to visualise who they're communicating with.
You will see a number of subject tabs (Note: each time you complete details under a tab, click Save Profile to save/update your listing):
1. Who is travelling
- Number of adults and children in your party plus tick box options (over 55s, exchanged before)
- Names and birth dates of members of your party (dates by day, month, year). Note: this is particularly useful if you have children as many members look for exchanges with others who have children of similar ages to their own.
- Tell us a bit about you and your exchange party: this is a description box where you can include any information you feel would be useful. Also include any specific requests you have (e.g. details on disabilities or allergies and any special needs in a home you swap to). If you have pets or other animals, details of your requirements from members prepared to care for them plus details of other arrangements you can make for their care if needed.
2. Interests and about
Tick box options covering culture, entertainment, sports, your description and housekeeping style.
4. Extra Information
Contact phone number (never displayed), personal website, Skype ID
Link your account with your social network accounts to help verify your identity