Category Archives: "House-Sit"

5 Sep, 2022

First housesitting experience – Things I learned

Dominic recently joined HouseSit Match our housesitting and petsitting network. He was looking for a change of scene and having just purchased a new home he was on a tight budget. So housesitting appealed to him. In this article Dominic has shared some details of his first housesitting experience. There are some useful tips here […]

26 Aug, 2022

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

Little did Katie know when moving to Beijing that she’d miss a good neighbour from home who would occasionally petsit like a friend for no money 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 […]

23 Aug, 2022

How to manage pet illness on a housesit

Through Lamia Walker, the owner and passionate founder of HouseSitMatch, we happily accepted a pet sitting assignment from a pet owner in Budapest, Hungary. This is the story of how we were faced with a difficult situation – how to manage pet illness on a housesit. Read on to learn how we found a way […]

new puppy
30 Mar, 2022

New puppy? How to get a home ready

If you are keen to get a new dog, and more especially a puppy read this blog. You need to prepare in more detail for a new puppy. Experienced pet owners know the critical steps that need to be taken to get a home ready. Here is our new puppy checklist. How To Get Your […]

housesitting in australia during covid
25 Feb, 2022

Housesitting in Australia during Covid

The global pandemic of 2020 – 2022 has disturbed many of our plans for travel and especially housesitting. At Housesitmatch we heard all kinds of stories of plans cancelled last minute. We also heard of plans changing as fast as borders were closing or opening. Doubtless this has been a most disruptive time for global […]

housesitting, house sitters
18 Feb, 2022

TOP TIPS – Away From Home For Work or a Nice Holiday? Think House-Sitters

Away From Home for a While? Need home security? House-sitters help! There will often come a time in our lives when we leave home for a few weeks, traveling off on holiday or on business, entrusting our houses to house sitters or simply leaving them empty. This can, understandably, be a rather stress-inducing process. Our […]

8 Oct, 2021

Cosy House Sitting: Tips for a Warm and Inviting Experience

House-sitting Comfort – Top Tips for House-sitters For a lot of people, one of the main draws of housesitting and petsitting is the idea of changing their environment. House sitters often enjoy a change of scene and having a nice, comfortable place to stay for a few days – almost like some sort of luxury […]

15 Sep, 2021

House Sitting Websites: Free vs. Paid

If you find the use of either paid for housesitting or free house sitting websites a fab addition to your holiday planning, read on. It is likely you take holidays, and perhaps have pets and maybe you even have a second home. But what is the difference and where does a paid for platform benefit […]

what is a housesit
24 Aug, 2021

What is a housesit? Read on to learn more

A housesit is an arrangement between two parties, homeowner and housesitter. The arrangement is usually made to ensure the home and also perhaps pets, of one, are cared for by the other. At Housesit Match we facilitate the housesitting arrangements between two such parties. We operate through the internet and so we can connect people […]

what a house sitter does
22 Aug, 2021

What a House Sitter Does: Top 10 Responsibilities

Whether you are looking into becoming a housesitter or you are a home owner looking to find one read on. In this blog we at Housesit Match have prepared a list of the top 10 responsibilities for  a house sitter showing you our best practice of what a house sitter does. House sitters and house […]