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December news & announcement












HomeLink


presents

Spotlight !!
As a celebration of our upcoming 70th Anniversary and an appreciation of our amazing Members, their values and their friendship




December 2022 -

Spotlight


on

Christel and Hubert...

December news & announcement












HomeLink   presents  Spotlight !!


As a celebration of our upcoming 70th Anniversary and an appreciation of our amazing Members, their values and their friendship






December 2022 -   Spotlight   on 


Christel and Hubert Klemenjak

   Members of HomeLink Germany since 1983
   50+ exchanges and has even written a book on Home Exchanging 

For inspiration in the writing of our own stories, here are some excerpts from Christel’s book:

 

During the Corona Pandemic, which made traveling very difficult or even impossible, I was able to travel only in my mind. That time was an opportunity to relive intensely our home exchanges of 38 years. My husband and I exchanged memories about them, selected photos, watched videos of our exchanges and finally reported on them.

 Most encounters with our exchange partners and their friends were so moving that I will never forget them.


We have exchanged our home more than 50 times with great enthusiasm and thus spent eventful holidays outside of the tourist strongholds. Through "home-exchanging", we were able to feel at home in many parts of the world. I don't want to create a travel guide with these memories, but capture beautiful experiences with people  my husband and I exchanged with  and which through their hospitality made unforgettable stays and encounters possible."

 

Home exchangers from the USA, Australia, Iceland and many other countries spent their holidays in the house of the Klemenjak family while  allowing the Klemenjaks to feel at home in many countries in the world. This is how wonderful and long-lasting friendships were formed. "Living like the locals" for several weeks was always a great, often exciting experience and an extraordinary opportunity to get to know new cultures and ways of life and to enjoy warm hospitality.|

 

 "How beautiful the world would be if it was just home exchangers. They treat each other in such a trusting, fair and uncomplicated manner!"




" Home exchange is not only friendly to the wallet but also to the environment. "

For this kind of gentle tourism, landscapes do not have to be spoiled with hotel complexes which are the same world wide.  "Homelinkers" usually live in homes or apartments in holiday areas where you can relax properly and get to know your new surroundings.


This type of vacation is also economical, both to us and the economy. We stay longer and nothing is lost.  Guests come to our city, shop here, eat here, attend cultural events, maybe spend more money than we would have.     

We lure vacationers to our country and cities with each exchange. »

            CONTACT US        JOIN HOMELINK

Valerie, John & Sarah

Your HomeLink Team
Working together
Orewa Beach, Auckland

Search for information www.homelink.org
Contact us at : martins4homelink@gmail.com     
TRADITIONAL SERVICE & QUALITY SINCE 1953








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Please scroll down to find items of importance for HomeLinkers. Creating a listing, finding an exchange and many other helpful hints for great holidays

Exchanging homes is a unique concept that controls its own quality.It works by having quality homes or Holiday homes in Tourist areas or main centres at home or abroad. Annual subscription of $180 (Local) or $250 (International) is all you pay

Please scroll down to find items of importance for HomeLinkers. Creating a listing, finding an exchange and many other helpful hints for great holidays

Exchanging homes is a unique concept that controls its own quality.It works by having quality homes or Holiday homes in Tourist areas or main centres at home or abroad. Annual subscription of $180 (Local) or $250 (International) is all you pay

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How about a home exchange to the Baltic Sea? The coastal town of Sopot is just half an hour from Gdansk in Poland. This lovely apartment is just 300m from the beach... All sorts of holidays on our Facebook page. Places you may never have thought of. Click the Facebook icon and find out !

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How about a home exchange to the Baltic Sea? The coastal town of Sopot is just half an hour from Gdansk in Poland. This lovely apartment is just 300m from the beach... All sorts of holidays on our Facebook page. Places you may never have thought of. Click the Facebook icon and find out !

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Find an Exchange

For an easy search for New Zealand or Australian exchanges...Search here

and enter LOCAL in the 'Last name or Member number' box.
Voila!!

Find an Exchange

For an easy search for New Zealand or Australian exchanges...

Search here    and enter LOCAL in the 'Last name or Member number' box.  Voila!!

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What is HomeLink Local

HomeLink wants to help local Tourism and our New Zealand
Members.

Our group of NZ members, most of whom love to travel overseas are, I am sure,
looking forward in these difficult times to enjoying Local Holidays.
We will keep this option of Local travel so that we can enjoy each others country.
There are lots of opportunities in some fabulous tourist areas and cities. We can all help in some small way by supporting Tourist shops and restaurants and having an enjoyable holiday at 'Home'.
To search for a Local exchange
simply
enter Australia in...

What is HomeLink Local

HomeLink wants to help local Tourism and our New Zealand  Members. 


Our group of NZ members, most of whom love to travel overseas are, I am sure, looking forward in these difficult times to enjoying Local Holidays.  We will keep this option of Local travel so that we can enjoy each others country

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There are lots of opportunities in some fabulous tourist areas and cities. We can all help in some small way by supporting Tourist shops and restaurants and having an enjoyable holiday at 'Home'.  To search for a Local exchange  simply  enter Australia in the 
Search box .

Not a Member ?  Have a look at what is available and see if you would like to holiday with HomeLink, then click to JOIN or take a months FREE TRIAL

What's the catch ?.....

The only catch is that  you need  a home to exchange  preferably in a holiday area or a main centre because our Members are looking for a holiday.



If you have a Holiday Home or Motor Home you are in an unbelievable position because you can do non simultaneous exchanges so easily. You can add your Holiday home to your listing for no extra charge.  

Please tell your friends with Holiday homes about this great opportunity

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See our holidays with a difference

We're not just about exchanging homes.
Pet sitting, house sitting, plant care, the possibilities are endless
.

There are all sorts of other options available for you.
These are just some of them.
Some of them may involve an exchange some of them may not.
Send them a message and find out.Example of how to search for Members in New Zealand who offer 'Use of Bicycles'.
It may help you to search this way.Click 'Search Homes' to start.Put
New Zealand
in the left box, nothing in the right
->
Search
->
More Filters
->
...

See our holidays with a difference

We're not just about exchanging homes.  Pet sitting, house sitting, plant care, the possibilities are endless  .



There are all sorts of other options available for you.  These are just some of them.  Some of them may involve an exchange some of them may not.  Send them a message and find out.

Example of how to search for Members in New Zealand who offer 'Use of Bicycles'.  It may help you to search this way.

Click 'Search Homes' to start.

Put  New Zealand  in the left box, nothing in the right  ->  Search  ->  More Filters  ->  Clear Filter  ->  Home for Exchange  ->  Use of Bicycles  ->  Apply  ->  Result ........  There are so many possibilities.



You can view the listings as a Visitor but to make contact with a Members you need to JOIN HOMELINK  or why not try our months FREE TRIAL

Here is a sample search.  There are many more options.  Have a look at what is available in other countries.  There will be some interesting results.

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Dear Members please help us to help you


It is a challenge to advertise our wonderful HomeLink holidays and we are asking for your help so that we can help you.

It is difficult to convince an increasingly non trusting population that we have a group of like minded Members
who love taking holidays in the comfort of a home and not a hotel, motel or B&B






*To say that our holidays cost next to nothing makes it unbelievable for them.






*To say that you receive a gift, a welcome meal, many other extras and a clean & tidy house at the end of it
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Dear Members please help us to help you

 It is a challenge to advertise our wonderful HomeLink holidays and we are asking for your help so that we can help you.



It is difficult to convince an increasingly non trusting population that we have a group of like minded Members  who love taking holidays in the comfort of a home and not a hotel, motel or B&B

        *To say that our holidays cost next to nothing makes it unbelievable for them.

        *To say that you receive a gift, a welcome meal, many other extras and a clean & tidy house at the end of it  makes it even more unbelievable.

        *To say that our Members have comfortable homes in Tourist areas cannot be believed at all!

        *  Why some of  the thousands of people with Holiday Homes don't use HomeLink for non simultaneous exchanges is beyond my comprehension!



We are so lucky but we need your help and here is how you can help us to help you.

Introduce a friend or family Member…………….

        *You get 3 months added to your Membership

        *More places for us all  to visit

        *More Members for us and more happy people

Your valuable Local knowledge may help us.  Do you know a Local publication where we can advertise. 

Please CONTACT US if you have information that can help us.  Pssst.....  The photo is not us !

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Offers

Something for everyone here
MembersWe will add an extra month when you renew your Membership.
You will have to ask us!!
Members

Introduce a new Member get 3 extra months.
N.B does not apply to Free Trial.
MembersYour Membership can be put on hold in special circumstances such as travel restrictions such as the Covid virus.
You can take up the remaining Membership when the time is right.
You will have to ask us !!
Former Free Trial MembersYou can have an extension on request.
You must have a complete listing.
Former MembersWe will add an...

Offers

Something for everyone here


Members

We will add an extra month when you renew your Membership. 

You will have to ask us!!

 

Members  

Introduce a new Member get 3 extra months.  N.B does not apply to Free Trial.

 

Members

Your Membership can be put on hold in special circumstances such as travel restrictions such as the Covid virus.  You can take up the remaining Membership when the time is right. 

You will have to ask us !!

 

Former Free Trial Members

You can have an extension on request.  You must have a complete listing.

 

Former Members

We will add an extra month when you renew your Membership. 

You will have to ask us!!

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10 good reasons why you should join HomeLink

Is your home or holiday home in a Tourist area or main centre? Here
are the reasons
you should join HomeLink.




HomeLink is the original Home Exchange company since 1953

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Locally operated in our area for 25 years by Valerie & John
and Sarah

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Valerie & John have amassed over 70 exchanges round the world

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Quality homes in tourist areas or main centres

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Accommodation Free Holidays

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10 good reasons why you should join HomeLink

Is your home or holiday home in a Tourist area or main centre? Here are the reasons  you should join HomeLink.


       HomeLink is the original Home Exchange company since 1953

·        Locally operated in our area for 25 years by Valerie & John  and Sarah

·        Valerie & John have amassed over 70 exchanges round the world

·        Quality homes in tourist areas or main centres

·        Accommodation Free Holidays

·        Traditional welcome meal for first night and welcome gift

·        Being met at the airport or train station is a bonus

·        Huge savings.  Estimated to be at least $12,000 for a 3 month trip to Europe

·        Fully equipped homes is a bonus with toys for children.  Books and games for you.

·        Extras by arrangement.  Pet care. Plant care, cars.  Just ask.

·        Learn about different cultures by being immersed in other communities.



      Pssst............. Once you join you may never leave.  It tends to be addictive !!


The really important thing is that you often makes friends for life and your house is safe in their hands.  In our many  years of running HomeLink we have never heard of a problem.


Contact us if you have any questions.

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