Q: I have a house in the UK and a holiday home in Italy. I’ve had a look at the Home Base Holidays website and have seen some home swap offers that look really appealing. Just wanted to check, can I register my holiday home for exchange or does it need to be my main residence? - Kim, Rome
A: Absolutely! You can add either your main home or your holiday home on the Home Base Holidays website. Many members do list their second homes and during the registration there is a “Second home” tick box to indicate that you are listing a second home (in the search results second homes appear with a small round “2” icon). Listing a second home often gives more flexibility as it usually means that you can be more open with your dates than when swapping your primary residence. Therefore, many second home owners are able to consider non-simultaneous home exchanges where you swap homes at different times as well as the traditional simultaneous home exchanges where you and your exchange partners swap homes at the same time.
As a full member of Home Base Holidays you can actually add more than one home at no extra charge. Therefore, if you are interested in swaps with both your house in the UK and your holiday home in Italy, you'll be able to list them both under the same home swap membership.
Looking to add your holiday home? First step is to join Home Base Holidays. Once you've selected a membership plan, you can add your home details, swap request and then start contacting other members to suggest a home exchange.