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12 Nov, 2019

International Housesitting and Tourist Visas – By Gobsmacked at Gatwick (Prt 2)

Housesitters often ask us about the need for housesitting visas or tourist visas when committing to international housesit assignments. We explain that there are no such things as ‘housesitting visas’. Instead we say they must always check with their destination country visa office regarding their entry and requirements for tourist visas. There will always be […]

housesitting family
7 Nov, 2019

Housesitting Family – HouseSitChat Interview

Housesitting offers a range of fantastic opportunities for affordable travel and living like a local while you care for pets and property of your hosts. One housesitting family we’ve been following carefully for the five years they have been on the road kindly offered to talk to us in an interview. Tracey and Rob and […]

International housesitting
6 Nov, 2019

International Housesitting and Tourist Visas – By Gobsmacked at Gatwick (Prt 1)

We are often asked about international housesitting and the need for tourist visas as a housesitting network offering international housesits. As members will know we have always offered appropriate links to the latest in country visa requirements via our member pages. And while every case is individual, we would like to share the experience of […]

25 Oct, 2019

International housesitters NatnJodie talk pets and bucketlists

nternational housesitters NatnJodie have been travelling around the world by housesitting and petsitting since 2013. In a recent interview hosted on our weekly @Housesitmatch Twitter #HouseSitChat session, we asked them a series of questions about their love of petsitting, how they started travelling by housesitting, and how they support themselves as digital nomads by generating […]

Happy housesits
18 Oct, 2019

Happy Housesits in Europe with Michelle and Eddie

Now some of you might find the notion of housesitting a little unusual, having a stranger in your home to look after your property and pets your most precious possessions. However, Michelle the housesitter can go one better than that, she takes her dog Eddie with her wherever she goes! And yes, they’ve enjoyed many […]

16 Oct, 2019

Housesitting in Retirement – HouseSitChat Interview

Housesitting in retirement offers a range of fantastic opportunities for affordable travel and living like a local while you care for pets and property of your hosts. Bev and John, fun loving pet lovers from the USA, recently registered as housesitters on HousesitMatch and shared some of their fun petsitting and travel experiences on our […]

housesitting and brexit
12 Oct, 2019

Housesitting and Brexit – HouseSitChat

Occasionally, Lamia Walker our founder is asked to take part in an interview about how and why she founded HouseSitMatch.com and to explain ‘What is Housesitting’. Recently, Lamia was asked to take part in a Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions. She talked about why she loves housesitting and Brexit, […]