Looking for a longer term home exchange getaway?

Long term home swapping
Long-term swaps are ideal for digital nomads, writers or any other location independent workers
Most home swaps are for holiday periods of one to three weeks or, closer to home, for long weekend breaks. However, many members also arrange long-term home exchanges that can be anything from one month to over a year. Arranging longer swaps can be a great way for retirees with no holiday time restraints to visit family or friends living overseas. If you are an expat, it’s an excellent way to visit your native country and have your own space rather than stay with family for long periods. Longer term swaps can also be an exciting and realistic option for digital nomads, writers or any other location independent workers who can work anywhere there’s a good internet connection. It is this latter category where Home Base Holidays has seen a particular growth since the quite dramatic shift away from office to home working during and after the pandemic. 
A sample of recent long-term home swap requests follows. As it can take several weeks to find a perfect match for a long-term exchange, especially if one or both exchangers need a swap for a set period, please do check out any offers that are of interest without delay.

North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
Seeking a 5 month swap in London
"We are on transfer to London for five months between 1 September 2023 and late January 2024 and are seeking a home swap for a property in London which sleeps up to 6 adults."
Lovely villa just a 500 metre walk from Devonport's main street, and a 15 minute walk (or five minute drive) from local beaches. The villa was recently named New Zealand Home of the Year in its renovation category.


Provvidenti, Molise, Italy
Second home: open to any length swaps
Charming old village house in beautiful Molise, one of Italy’s last truly authentic regions. if you like the smell of hay, the taste of homemade salsa, hearing nightingales and owls, seeing sheep grazing around the village and don’t mind the occasional tractor passing or neighbours sitting outside in front of their houses chattering and playing cards, then Provvidenti is for you. International airports all connected by public transport.


Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Open to longer term home swaps
Beautiful Country House in a peaceful country area with easy access to Cambridge, Oxford and London. London is 50 minutes by train. Cambridge is 45 minutes by car. Oxford is 90 minutes. Stratford-upon-Avon is 90 mins by car. London Luton airport 50 minutes.


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Seeking up to a 6 month swap in the UK
"I would appreciate an exchange anywhere in the UK for any time up to 6 months."
Brick veneer house with remote gated entry in a quiet area near to foot of the Dandenongs (hills). Boronia is 20 miles from Melbourne city with both bus and train stations nearby. While a car is not necessarily needed for most people, my car is included in an exchange.


Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Seeking a 1-2 month swap in London, Paris, New York, UK or Australia
A stylish, spacious, two bedroomed apartment on the second floor of a transformed historic mill situated in the Golden Valley, a beautiful rural, old industrial area with canals and walking towpaths along the River Frome, the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. 

Remember, the most successful home swappers are often the most proactive, so browse home swap offers and start sending out your initial messages to suggest an exchange!

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