How home exchanging works

Home exchanging is where, rather than staying in expensive hotels or holiday rentals, you swap your home with someone else’s home so that you both enjoy totally FREE vacation accommodation. You can arrange home exchanges from anything from a weekend getaway, a 2 week holiday or even a 6+ month long term swap. By choosing to exchange homes you can save thousands on the cost of your holidays.

Since 1985 we have been helping arrange home swap vacations. Not only does home exchanging allow you to enjoy free accommodation but it also gives so much more - it allows you to live like a local in your home from home.

How do I arrange a home swap vacation?

List your home  Join and add your home swap offer

Start contacting   Contact members on the site 

Agree a swap      Use swap tools to finalise swap
Enjoy your swap! Save thousands on your accomodation


Check out our arranging a home swap guide

For more detailed information on how to arrange your home swap holidays check out our guides with tips and advice (links shown below).

For more information please check out our FAQ’s section or do contact us with any questions.
More useful home exchange information is available on our Home exchange blog.
Why choose a home swap?
  • Free Accommodation
    Forget hotel bills, do a home swap
    and you can save thousands.
  • Live like a local
    Really get to know the places you
    visit beyong the tourist trail.
  • Home from home
    Enjoy all the comforts of a real home.
  • Make new friends
    Make new friends around the world.


 Check out this short animation
 to help explain how it works
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Any questions?

If you have any questions about home swapping please contact us:

[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7193 4903




Home Base Holidays is one of the most trusted home swap vacation services with over 30 years experience and helping lead the sharing economy revolution.

Whether you're looking for a luxury home exchange, a senior home swap, a city break, a lovely country cottage or even a house boat exchange, you're sure to find a perfect travel offer to suit you. Enjoy free accommodation worldwide by travelling the home exchange way!