Holiday Homes & Second Homes
You can also swap if you have a second home - either on its own or with your main home.
The more flexibility you have over your travel dates or destinations, the more options you will have. Having a second home or holiday home increases your options enormously as it allows you to do a non-simultaneous exchange - where you and your exchange partner travel at different times.
With a non-simultaneous exchange you visit your home exchange partner's home at a time suitable for you and they visit your second home at a different time. So you might visit Australia in their summer and your Australian exchange partner might visit the UK in our summer.
Offering your second home for exchange enables you to get value from your home when it might otherwise by standing empty. Don't forget, that home exchanges within the UK are always popular, so you could swap a week in your holiday home for a half term break in London or the Highlands of Scotland.
Many members with second homes also list their main home, so doubling their chances of finding their ideal exchange. You might also consider offering your exchange partners a two centre holiday by allowing them to use both of your homes. If you wish to list two homes with HomeLink, there is no additional charge.
Note that you should join Homelink in the country where you live, even if your second home is in another country.