Q: I have an apartment in Prague and am looking to spend 1-2 months in an English speaking country from March/April 2021. However, I use an electric wheelchair and so it's important that I find accommodation that is suitable. I'm interested in arranging a home swap but will I find accommodation that meet my requirements?
A: Thanks for getting in touch and great to hear you’re interested in arranging a home exchange holiday. We have home exchange offers in over 90 countries but, being based in London, we have a particularly good selection of offers here in the UK. We also have quite a number of offers in other English-speaking countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.
On signing up to Home Base Holidays, members select if their home has wheelchair accessibility. If you go to the home exchange search page, you will see a small wheelchair icon next to any listings where the member has indicated that their home has disabled access/facilities. You can narrow down your search using the “Additional options” filters and select the “Disabled access / facilities” option (see image below).
In terms of the length of your home exchange, there are many members looking for longer exchanges or 1-2 months. Again, use the filters on the home swap search page to narrow down your search to members looking for swaps of 1-2 months (some members leave their swap duration as 'Open to offers' and so it's good to also preform searches leaving the swap duration option empty).
|Note: Home Base Holidays members select which facilities options are applicable to their homes, including the disabled facilities option. The disabled facilities option will usually indicate that, at a minimum, there are no steps and the doors are wide enough in the home to accommodate a wheelchair. However, some homes will have many more (or other) facilities in place for a family member with particular special needs. If you have special requirements that are crucial to make an exchange home suitable, you will need to make these clear when first contacting members to suggest a swap, and then ensure all your needs will be met before agreeing to an exchange.|
Planning a home swap holiday: