Category Archives: "House-Sitters"

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 […]

best value travel
25 Mar, 2019

Best value travel as a student

Travelling is an experience nobody wants to miss out on. As a student, travel is one of the best experiences in this phase of your life allowing you to indulge in new adventures, have different cultural encounters and learn new aspects of the ways of living. This all depends of course on how you research and make the most of the best value travel options when you make your journey.

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 […]

a housesitting year
20 Dec, 2018

2018 A Housesitting year – Blog Competition – WINNER!

Winning entry in the 2018 Housesitting Blog Competition, run annually by HouseSitMatch, comes from Michelle McDines. Her entry is about a housesitting year travelling with her dog Eddie. Read on to discover their take on how housesitting enables authentic travel. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE – FIND BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST. Only one […]