Category Archives: "Green Travel"

sustainable travel
19 Oct, 2021

Sustainable travel – Electric vehicles are the future

We all dream of sustainable travel in the future, for ourselves and our children.  Whether as homeowners or housesitters the idea of being able to move around, travel and go places with minimal impact on the planet is a dream we can help to transform into reality. We can all make choices every day that […]

plans to travel
30 Sep, 2021

Plans to travel? Top tips to keep in mind

Whether you are a housesitter considering going further afield or an inveterate traveller lockdown has made us all dream. If your dreams have helped you make plans to travel then do some research before you set off. Check out these top tips ahead of setting out. Source Location – CC0 Licence Top tips for your […]

essential garden tools
30 May, 2021

Essential garden tools – The garden hose reel

If you’re a homeowner with a garden, or manage a plot of land like an allotment you’ll have tools. The essential garden tools can be a personal list, however, there are few items that are really helpful. The garden hose reel can be overlooked, but living without it is literally a drag. Here are some […]

uk staycation
2 May, 2021

UK Staycation – The places to search

It’s that time of year when we all start yearning for a change of scene. A little holiday some rather beckons.  This year perhaps a little more than usual we find ourselves looking for that little cottage by the sea. Some of our clients told us they’ve started booking petsitters through Housesitmatch to get ahead […]

brexit update
30 Dec, 2020

Brexit Update for Travelling Pet Owners

If you are a pet owner and want to travel either to Europe from the UK or from Europe to the UK read this Brexit update. We have gone through the government websites to ensure you have the right information. If you are a British Passport holder travelling to your second home in Eurozone then […]

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 […]

Housesitters pose with their first petsitting charges Hudson the dog and K2 the cat
5 Aug, 2017

Long term travel and the leap of faith!

Long term travel has always preoccupied travel agents Dianne and Mike. This year they finally took the plunge, they sold everything, upped sticks in Canada leaving family and friends to travel slowly across the world. A life long dream of journeying to discover the world one country at a time through slow travel, and living […]

Sunset over Bagan temples in Myanmar
14 May, 2016

Asia a ‘rich budget travel’ experience

Last year our first student intern Ellie said farewell to our office on completing her internship determined to experience budget travel, ideally to try house-sitting and to see more of the world. All our housesitting assignments and travelers’ tales had given her a taste for travel. Twelve months later she has sent us a blog […]

Modern dining room in 2016
22 Jan, 2016

Our pets chose us and our unusual cave home in Spain

Our pets chose us and our unusual home We have pets, or rather we have been adopted by a number of pets,  four cats and one dog to be precise. All of them chose us and our home to share their lives. We love our pets, but actually we were quite surprised to have been […]

13 Sep, 2015

Top tip for affordable travel and free accommodation – Try house-sitting!

Ellie our student intern, now graduated, reflects on her impending traveling adventure and offers some top tips for others considering a long term trip and needing affordable travel. Affordable travel and free accommodation through house-sitting and pet-sitting Becoming a new graduate is exciting and challenging all at the same time, not only do you have to […]