If you are one of the thousands of people who have been working from home, you may already have a case of cabin fever from staring at the same four walls day after day. If this sounds like you, and you are in desperate need of a change of scenery but still must continue to work (yes, working from home is definitely not an easy option!), you might want to consider arranging a 'working' home swap holiday. You don’t need to fly off to far-flung destinations (and possibly can’t yet anyway) but by arranging a staycation home exchange you could potentially continue to work while enjoy a much needed break.
For example:Maybe you live in a London flat (and, like many people, possibly combining remote working with home schooling); home exchangers with country or seaside homes may desperately need a safe base in London, perhaps grandparents eager to catch up with grown-up children and grandchildren they’ve been separated from for months. Perfect match!
Understandably, for weeks during the height of the pandemic, most peoples' thoughts were not on home swapping or, indeed, travel of any kind. Many Home Base Holidays members had to postpone their home swap plans or put arranging new swaps on hold. However, as the UK and many other countries have cautiously began to step out of lockdown, many of us are at last able to get back to some form of normality. This has, much to our delight, resulted in, first a trickle, and now a steady flow, of new and renewing Home Base Holidays members.
As experienced home exchangers know, to give yourself the best chance of arranging a suitable swap, you should ideally allow yourself plenty of time (you will want to get to know potential exchange partners before agreeing to go ahead with a swap). Therefore, even if you aren’t planning to travel until later this year or maybe not until 2021, it really is a good idea to add your home swap offer now so that you can contact other members to start making your travel plans!
Shown below are some of the latest holiday home swap offers added to Home Base Holidays.
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