Having a house with a swimming pool will be a very attractive feature to many home swappers. However, if you feel that any features of your home could potentially pose a safety risk to young children, elderly people or someone with mobility issues, make sure to include these details in your home exchange listing and discuss this with any members when discussing a potential swap. Things such as a swimming pool, a balcony, an open staircase, closeness of your home to a busy road, etc could all make your home potentially unsuitable for families travelling with their young children or members with mobility issues. Therefore, it is far better to lose out on a possible home exchange than to risk a potential hazard to your guests.
If you don't have young children or mobility problems yourself, it can be easy to overlook potential hazards. Even if your house does not have any features that could pose a risk, when exchanging with a family with young kids, double check to make sure that items such as cleaning products and medicines are safely stored away.
If your home is not geared up for the needs of families with young children, you will likely feel much more relaxed restricting your exchange offer to adults only or families with older children.
Home swap tip: from your Home Base Holidays member area you can edit your listing and tick the "Not suitable for small children" option - doing so will highlight this in your listing and show it as a condition of your exchange offer (a 'Not suitable for small children' icon will also show on your home swap listing page and in the home swap search results).
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