Category Archives: "House-Sit"

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 […]

Housesit gave us this view of Oxfordshire
28 Oct, 2017

Oxfordshire Housesit – Our first experience

Dianne and Mike decided to travel the world one housesit at a time. An Oxfordshire housesit was their first experience. As new home and pet owners themselves they felt fairly well prepare for their first housesitting experience, however, each new experience brings opportunities and challenge. Dianne is an accredited, professional travel agent since 1991, and Mike […]

26 Aug, 2017

Petsit like a friend anywhere in the world – Beijing anyone?

Little did Katie know when moving to Beijing that she’d miss neighbours from home who petsit for her. Katie teaches in the Chinese capital and as an expat she loves learning about her host culture. To help establish her new home she adopted a cat, then faced the challenge of who might petsit or look after […]

about housesitting - Mike walking the dogs
4 Jan, 2017

With housesitting – you never quite know what to expect!

WINNER OF THE 2016 NEW VOICES BLOG COMPETITION Mike and Marion, a retired British couple from Tenbury Wells started housesitting only a few years ago. They thought that with their love of animals and experience of running their own small holding they would be set and ready for anything that ‘housesitting; could throw at them! […]

The dogs show David the dog-sitter a great deal of affection
14 Apr, 2016

Last minute house-sitter Maidenhead UK

Once in a while we are asked to help in a crisis to find an emergency house-sitter or specialist pet-sitters within 24 hours. Recently one of our housesit adverts read – Last minute house-sitter Maidenhead. This usually occurs because someone has been taken to hospital unexpectedly – either the owner or a relative living far […]

House-sitting in Breckenridge Colorado US
9 Apr, 2016

Is a house-sitting lifestyle cheaper than living at home?

One Australian couple adopted a house-sitting lifestyle out of necessity and discovered a frugal way to travel on less than £5 / $8 per day! Check out their exotic travelogue and stunningly low costs, all because they house-sit – exchange services in caring for other people’s pets and property for free accommodation. Is it cheaper to […]

2 Apr, 2016

Emerging from Iceland to Shine as a New house-sitter

Landing the first assignment is the hardest for every New house-sitter. This is how it was for new house sitter Bragi Jonsson. A lover of travel and the sharing economy, Bragi learned about house sitting and was very eager to try it. In the beginning, he applied for many assignments without any success.  This went […]

handshake representing a housesitting agreement as in the House-sitting Guide
26 Feb, 2016

House-sitting Guide from an Experienced Hand

House-Sitting Cardinal Rules This is my House-Sitting Guide – I like to say that I have three Cardinal rules as a house-sitter : 1- Cherish the animals 2- Care for the property like it is your own 3- Clean and protect the car if you are given access to the vehicle. Best practice House-Sitting Rules […]

View of the Sydney harbour bridge from Milsons Point Sydney
18 Feb, 2016

Sydney, Australia – Spectacular Spectacular!

There is so much to absorb on a first visit to Sydney, Australia – the views, the sunshine, the food, the stunning architecture. Fortunately, even on a short visit you can enjoy the city from many angles for free!  Many residents and visitors often complain about how expensive it is to live in Sydney, so […]

Infinity pool at the villa in Costa Rica
12 Feb, 2016

House-sitting in Costa Rica

House-sitting Costa Rica was one possible option discovered by accident when searching online that became a reality for a young American couple. After a strenuous commercial period in running a business Tim and Kristie decide to take time out to enjoy a belated honeymoon in a tropical paradise. Housesitting seemed like a great idea. Here’s […]