Category Archives: "House-Sitters"

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 […]

housesitting family
7 Nov, 2019

Housesitting Family – HouseSitChat Interview

Housesitting offers a range of fantastic opportunities for affordable travel and living like a local while you care for pets and property of your hosts. One housesitting family we’ve been following carefully for the five years they have been on the road kindly offered to talk to us in an interview. Tracey and Rob and […]

25 Oct, 2019

International housesitters NatnJodie talk pets and bucketlists

nternational housesitters NatnJodie have been travelling around the world by housesitting and petsitting since 2013. In a recent interview hosted on our weekly @Housesitmatch Twitter #HouseSitChat session, we asked them a series of questions about their love of petsitting, how they started travelling by housesitting, and how they support themselves as digital nomads by generating […]

16 Oct, 2019

Housesitting in Retirement – HouseSitChat Interview

Housesitting in retirement offers a range of fantastic opportunities for affordable travel and living like a local while you care for pets and property of your hosts. Bev and John, fun loving pet lovers from the USA, recently registered as housesitters on HousesitMatch and shared some of their fun petsitting and travel experiences on our […]

housesitting and brexit
12 Oct, 2019

Housesitting and Brexit – HouseSitChat

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 a Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions. She talked about why she loves housesitting and Brexit, […]

Housesitchat
4 Oct, 2019

HouseSitChat with Kemkem

Recently, one of our home and pet owners KemKem author of the travel blog Nextbiteoflife.com joined in our Twitter series #HouseSitChat. #HouseSitChat is a Twitter chat about housesitting that takes place on a weekly basis. By answering some of our Questions on housesitting from a homeowner perspective she helps us understand her worries as a […]

hosuesitting conference
23 Sep, 2019

Housesitting Conference Photo Diary 21-22 September 2019

The first ever housesitting conference was held on 21-22 September 2019 in Swindon UK. The conference was founded and hosted by Vanessa Anderson (Housesitting Magazine) and Ian Usher ( A life Unlimited). HouseSitMatch were honoured to be sponsors of this inaugural event. We attended the full weekend programme. In addition, we were able to meet […]

London
13 Sep, 2019

Top 10 Affordable Things to Do in London

London is one of the most interesting, vibrant and eclectic cities in the world. There is so much to see and do and take in it. As a Pet and House Sitter you may have limited time to see the sites, depending upon feeding routines, walking and cuddle schedules, however, in my experience even London […]

family housesitting
3 Sep, 2019

Family housesitting in Spain – Top Tips

Family housesitting, for those unfamiliar with this lifestyle, may seem a challenge to negotiate in any season let alone at the height of the Summer season. Not so! We find that many homeowners are actually happy to welcome families. There are many advantages not least of which is the children’s adoration and care for the […]

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 […]