Category Archives: "Homeowners"

11 Jul, 2019

Best of Two Worlds – Alarm System and Housesitters

At Housesitmatch.com we have long been exponents for home security through the presence of housesitters keeping the home occupied. We also believe in the ideal combination of having an alarm system and housesitters together.  When you leave your home for any period of time, it becomes a target for criminals. That’s why it’s essential to […]

What is housesitting
29 Jun, 2019

What is housesitting? Q&A with Founder of HouseSitMatch

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 her first Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn […]

24 Jun, 2019

Top Housesitting Tips for Homeowners

From time to time we ask our Housesitmatch membership for Top Housesitting Tips. We are especially delighted when the members who step forward to volunteer are experienced and have earned their stripes in the field so to speak. Here we would like to introduce you to Jacqueline and Glenn Lamb who have been housesitting continuously […]

housesitting trust
19 Feb, 2019

Housesitting trust and the kindness of strangers

What is housesitting trust and how does it vary from regular trust you have in other people? Making any kind of housesitting arrangement where you exchange services rather than money requires a degree of built-in trust. Homeowners inviting sitters into their home need to trust the housesitter. And the sitter requires a commitment to pay […]

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 […]

Kennel alternative
25 May, 2018

The Affordable Alternative to Dog Kennels

Ever thought there might be a safe and good value alternative to dog kennels? Consider having a checked live-in house sitter, many are very experienced with dogs and cats, and will pet sit for you as an exchange of services for free accommodation. Here’s how and why… Kennel alternative – worth a consideration Plan pet care […]

30 Mar, 2018

Pet Memory Perles

A pet memory can provoke profound emotions. When pets pass over the rainbow bridge whether at a young age or in mature years their souvenirs are treasured. Photographs and family films all help us to remember the character and personality of the animal. Many of our members at HouseSitMatch tell us about pets we have […]