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housesitting in their sixties
10 Oct, 2018

Housesitting in our sixties – Discovering a new lifestyle

June and Mark Spindloe a semi-retired couple tell us about ‘Housesitting in our sixties’. They describe housesitting as a natural step after years of parenting, working and traveling to visit with family across the world. Becoming location independent and exchanging skills in pet and home care was an easy step to take in order to […]

housesitting Algarve
6 Aug, 2018

Top 10 things to do when Housesitting Algarve properties

Housesitting Algarve properties affords the housesitter a great opportunity to enjoy a unique European destination. The Algarve has both an ancient and modern cultural heritage which you can enjoy while paying little or nothing for accommodation if you housesit. In recent years, the Algarve has received significant attention after a long period of recession. It’s […]

Dog minding
24 Jul, 2018

Dog Minding

Dog minding the term focuses on caring for a pet dog or dogs on a temporary basis on behalf of the dog owner. There are many other ways of describing dog minding as an activity. The term covers work and play related to dog sitting, pet sitting, dog walking, puppy sitting or dog pet minding. […]

grey gap year
10 Jun, 2018

‘Grey gap year’ – House sitting over 50

We are often asked at HouseSit Match what are the chances of being selected as house sitters if your house sitting over 50, some even declare they are trying a grey gap year! We always say the chances of securing a house sit are very good indeed, this is true. Not only is the trend […]

house sitter check list
7 Jun, 2018

House sitter check list – the ultimate guide

How would you prepare the ultimate house sitter check list to ensure peace of mind when you leave home? Here are some top tips on how to prepare the ultimate check list prepared by housesitters for home and petowners.  While home and petowners experienced in having petsitters at home will have established routines and approaches […]

6 Jun, 2018

House sitting employment gap – Explain your reasons

People take time off from their jobs for different reasons: travelling, caring for sick relatives, giving birth and raising children, and going back to school. In other cases, you might take time from work because you were laid off or fired and finding a new job took time. A house sitting employment gap is a […]

Top 10 things to see in Malaga Playa de Malaguetta
31 May, 2018

Top 10 things to do in Malaga when housesitting and traveling

Top 10 things to do in Malaga when housesitting and traveling The opportunity for traveling or housesitting in Malaga affords the visitor a great opportunity to enjoy a unique European destination with a rich ancient and modern cultural heritage. In recent years, Malaga has received significant investment toward the city’s infrastructure redevelopment, enabling the city […]

Housesitting video
27 May, 2018

2018 Winning Housesitting Video

In 2018 HouseSitMatch.com hosted the first Housesitting video competition. We established this competition with the main goal of asking what people who enjoy and benefit from the experience of housesitting consider the main reasons why ‘Housesitting is brilliant’. We were delighted with the response we received with a range of entertaining, fascinating and original short […]