Home Base Holidays

Recently, on Twitter, I ran into Lois Sealey who lives in London and runs Home Base Holidays, a home exchange website. I know Lois from my SlowTrav days.

Lately I have been interested in the idea of home exchanges, which in many ways are similar to staying in vacation rentals when you travel. You are staying in a home, not a hotel, and are based in a neighborhood where you experience a place as a local does. With vacation rentals you pay by the week, with a home exchange you trade homes – vacation rental barter!

To coincide with this weeks “Slow Down London” festival, Lois invited me to write two posts for her Home Exchange Travel blog. Here they are:

Follow Lois on Twitter: HomeExchangeUK

Laura Byrne Paquet, who writes the blog Facing the Street, wrote about home exchanges for Slow Europe.

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Pauline Kenny

Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are US expats living in Dorset. We moved to the UK in 2010. Read about our move. If you would like to talk about travel, please join us on the Slow Europe Travel Forums.

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  1. Thanks for listing these links and additional resources. As you know we’re trying to arrange a couple of exchanges, and in the end I think luck has more to do with it than anything else! After committing $100 to one home exchange site with no luck so far, I’m very reluctant to make the financial commitment to others. I do still check ‘our’ home exchange site regularly and am actively searching for an exchange, but it’s really, REALLY frustrating!

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