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Mumsnetters needed to visit a HouseTrip location in May – free stay for three nights in return for feedback NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Apr-14 13:14:27

HouseTrip are looking for five lucky MNers and their families to enjoy a free stay at a HouseTrip location and post their feedback on MN.

HouseTrip say "HouseTrip is an online platform that allows visitors to choose from over 300,000 full homes from around the world to holiday in. From ivy-dappled country cottages to beach retreats and city-centre lofts, the service offers simplicity, value, flexibility and security for families looking for a hassle free and enjoyable holiday experience from start to finish."

We're looking for families who are able to visit one of the locations below:

-London, UK
-Edinburgh, UK
-Kent, UK
-Cornwall, UK
-Norfolk ,UK
-Brittany, France
-Brussels, Belgium
-Lisbon, Portugal

Available dates for visits include:
-w/c 5 May
-w/c 12 May
-w/c 19 May
-w/c 26 May

You can pick the location you’d like to visit and whether you’d prefer to visit during the week (Monday-Thursday) or the weekend (Friday-Monday).

HouseTrip will be organising the accommodation for the selected testers and they will also be booking any train, air or ferry travel and reimbursing petrol costs.

In return for this free trip (worth on average £800) each MNer will be asked to:

~ Make a video diary of their trip and submit this to HouseTrip. These videos will be edited and may be shown on the HouseTrip pages on MN, on and possibly elsewhere. They will be hosted on YouTube.
~ Add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet – at least twice. We're looking for feedback before you go and when you return. There will be WiFi available at your location, so we’d also like for you to post once you're there. These comments may well be used by HouseTrip on their pages on Mumsnet as well as possibly elsewhere (including on social media, in the press etc). Your MN name will not be used.
~ Add photos to the feedback thread (these don't need to show the children/ yourself, eg they could feature home you’re staying in, food, etc)
~ Add a review on Mumsnet to the Self Catering pages

If you'd like to sign up please add your details here.

We will be in touch with selected testers ASAP and their details will be passed to the team at HouseTrip so they can make the booking arrangements.

Thanks and good luck!

catwithflowers Fri 18-Apr-14 08:12:13

But aren't there dates for weekends, Pinot? And I haven't clicked on the link yet but it says families of 'up to 2 adults and 2 kids so I assume if you are a single parent with two children or a couple with one child, you could still apply. Or have I missed something?

neiljames77 Fri 18-Apr-14 08:32:31

What's the catch? Are they all haunted or something?

BiscuitCrumb Fri 18-Apr-14 08:40:56

DH refuses out right to be involved in video diaries so I can't enter. Good luck for those who can!

BiscuitCrumb Fri 18-Apr-14 08:43:02

Cat yes... I think people are reading it wrong. Up to 2 adults and 2 children. They are looking at family holidays so don't want 4 adults. And probably the houses can't cater for more than 2 children.

Thebeachismyhappyplace Fri 18-Apr-14 09:52:48

Can do Cornwall for a weekend. Would be fabulous!

HotCrossCervix Fri 18-Apr-14 10:38:27

buggering exams. Can I go and leave the brats behind?

Legologgo Fri 18-Apr-14 10:47:03

in term time?
yeah right

insanityscatching Fri 18-Apr-14 11:27:51

Would love to do this but even if not I didn't know of the site and so will be looking at the houses anyway as an alternative to Hoseasons.

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Apr-14 15:39:25

Hi everyone, sorry to those of you with families of more than 4 people who were disappointed earlier. We've now adjusted the sign-up form for families up to 6 people, and changed the opening post accordingly. Single parents are also very welcome to apply. HouseTrip will be matching all chosen families with the most suitable properties for them.
So if you're still interested, please do sign up! smile

LackaDAISYcal please PM me if you'd like me to add your DH's details to your sign-up form grin

If anyone else needs to make any changes to their forms, please PM me too!

Bicnod Fri 18-Apr-14 16:38:32

Eek! Have signed up. Fingers crossed.

gazzalw Fri 18-Apr-14 19:18:40

Any idea when this is likely to close? Fingers and everything else crossed - we could really do with a holiday wink

FrontForward Fri 18-Apr-14 20:53:08

I have a dog who isn't invited. I shall leave him at home. For those families with 5+ children I recommend this option grin

LackaDAISYcal Fri 18-Apr-14 22:34:35

ermm, maybe not Angelie grin

bellabelly Fri 18-Apr-14 23:33:23

Entered! Thanks for getting them to change it - my two youngest really don't take up much room... grin

LackaDAISYcal Fri 18-Apr-14 23:39:26

gawd, mine do bella, what with the toys and the clothes and the toys and the clothes and the additional cuddlies just in case the first lot of cuddlies feel too cuddled and the second lot feel jealous that they haven't been cuddled enough hmm

Pre DC, an overnight bag, my hairdryer, some lippy and I was off for a long weekend. Apres 3 DC, we need an MPV and a roof box for a day at the bloody seaside!

bellabelly Fri 18-Apr-14 23:50:13

Oh god, I never even bothered with a hairdryer... grin I do miss those days when you just needed a credit card and a passport and that was the packing done. Now it's half an hour just to go to the local playground so might as well put in an extra 10 mins and be off to Portugal! [Disclaimer: have never flown anywhere with kids before - maybe it'd be a total pain!]

LackaDAISYcal Fri 18-Apr-14 23:52:40

never flown, but have done overnight ferry...that was fun hmm

LackaDAISYcal Fri 18-Apr-14 23:54:36

actually MN, can I forget the DH and DC? winkgrin

when are you doing a "MNers needed for a luxury overnight break for one with massage and ultimate room service thrown in" product trial?

Ledkr Fri 18-Apr-14 23:55:24

Done but rarely lucky

bellabelly Sat 19-Apr-14 00:05:20

Oh yes, I'm in - MN-ers to come, sans famille, for luxury break. Spa, fine dining, etc included. I'd be there... [daydreams a bit...]

ILoveMyCaravan Sat 19-Apr-14 13:06:53

Filled the form in but it didn't give me the option of w/c 5th May?

NannyPeach Sat 19-Apr-14 14:04:26

I have pm'd you Angeliemumsnet - please can you amend my details to include all of my family! Thank you. grin

catwithflowers Sat 19-Apr-14 15:44:03

I've entered too. This is a very exciting competition!!

custardcream1000 Sun 20-Apr-14 10:20:56

bellabelly - It's not too bad flying with children/babies as long as you are well equiped with toys and junk food.......ummm sorry, I mean healthy snacks smile

PickledEggMobile Sun 20-Apr-14 15:13:15

I've done it. Fingers crossed!

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