Category Archives: "General"

Mystery Housesit
10 Jan, 2020

Midsomer Murder Mystery Housesit

We regularly hear lovely housesitting adventure stories of housesitters making friends with their hosts, discovering new locations and being delighted with their housesitting gigs. This story is not unlike that, with a housesitter we’ve known for a while telling us how thrilled she was with her mystery housesit. Looking after a gorgeous dog in a […]

5 Jan, 2020

Housesitting Adventure: Start-up Entrepreneur Reflects

Six years after beginning our housesitting adventure, we’ve taken a moment to think about our web start up HouseSit Match and all that we’ve experienced on this journey. No doubt, we’ve been fortunate to launch a business that serves a collaborative community. As a housesitting platform HouseSitMatch.com has benefited from our housesitters’ and homeowners’ contributions […]

travel hacks
3 Dec, 2019

Travel Hacks: See The World for 70% Less Than Staying at Home

We love to share the great travel tips we hear in our housesitting community. In this blog we share some extraordinary travel hacks from long term international travellers and housesitters Nat n Jodie.  Travel Hacks for Affordable Long Term Travel Every year, it seriously never ceases to amaze us, that even though we travel internationally […]

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 […]

home renovation
8 Nov, 2019

Home renovation and installing cameras

Housesitting as a collaborative arrangement is based on trust, increasingly with home renovations and new constructions construction cameras and spy cameras are being introduced into a domestic environment. Housesitters and homeowners have varied feelings on the matter. We stand neutral as a housesitting platform, however, we understand the need for cameras in some instances, most […]