Home Exchange News January / February 2012

Home Exchange News - January / February 2012

Firstly Jon and I wish you a very Happy New Year.  January is the busiest month for home exchange planning and more new members join now than at any other time of year.  If you are contemplating a home exchange holiday during 2012, then now is a great time to join as there are plenty of members actively making plans for this year and beyond.  To get started just use our Join Now form and you will get your details up and running the same day.

Why not think about a couple of UK swaps?

Many members like to do a couple of UK swaps in addition to their overseas trips. Paul and Jean from Wales have been with HomeLink for a number of years and have sent me some lovely photos from previous UK exchanges: 


Crail home exchangestudland home exchangeDedham house exchangeMonsal home exchange

Last year, they did 7 swaps...
March - Cardiff
April - York
July - Norfolk
August - Netherlands
October - Leicestershire
October - Lincolnshire
December - Staffordshire

...and so far, they have arranged 4 during 2012...
April - Scotland
May - Worcestershire
June - Bavaria
September - Dorset

... so don't think you have to jet off to distance places to make the most of your membership.  As Jean says "if it wasn't for HomeLink, I think we'd be lucky to get more than one holiday a year!"  Britain is such a beautiful country and we have hundreds of opportunities that are only a car journey away!  Read more about Jean and Paul's travels...

HomeLink continues to grow in New Zealand 

Our New Zealand HomeLink office, run by John and Valerie Martin, is going from strength to strength.  The number of Kiwi members has increased dramatically over the last year and they now have more than 400 members.  Due to the strong family ties between our two countries, many of these members are looking to travel to the UK, so if you are interested in a trip Down Under do take a look at our New Zealand section as there are plenty of new homes to view.  For example:


New Zealand home exchange

A beach front home overlooking Ohope Beach, near Palmerston North in New Zealand's North Island.

home exchange Lake Taupo, New Zeland

A secluded home near Lake Taupo in New Zealand's North Island. Close to Tongariro National Park and all of its outdoor activities.

home exchange Napier

A beautiful apartment with stunning views over mountains and estuary, near Napier in North Island.

Taupo home exchange

A comfortable home just minutes walk from Taupo centre and its beaches.

New Zealand home exchange

This member has a home in Christchurch but can also offer use of a motor home.  They are looking for use of a motor home in Southern England.

We have thousands of homes spread across 80 countries, so if the above has whetted your appetite, do take a look at homes in other locations.

Olympic Games

Don't forget that the Olympics are only just over 6 months away and members from around the world are interested in visiting the UK for the event.  While some are looking for accommodation in London, many are also interested in exploring other parts of the UK during their stay.  Members who live near an Olympic venue and who are looking to travel during the Games can have their details added to our Olympics page

If you'd like to have a chat about how home exchanging may work for you, or if you have any other questions, do give me a ring on 01962 886882 and I'll do my best to help.

Best wishes


Caroline Connolly

HomeLink International

7 St Nicholas Rise, Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, Hants  SO23 7SY

Tel/Fax: 01962 886882

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