Category Archives: "Global travel"

26 Mar, 2024

House Sitting in Africa? My Top 16 Considerations for Piercing this Incredible Continent

House sitting in Africa was not at the top of Kelly Hayes-Raitt’s travel bucket list when she started house sitting 15 years ago. But as she explored outer corners of the world, she realized she might be able to house sit her way across the continent! So far, she’s had 6 house sits in Africa […]

8 Dec, 2023

9 Fun Things To Do While House Sitting in Toulouse

Kelly Hayes-Raitt has spent the past 13 holiday seasons house sitting in different cultures. Here are her favorite things to do while house sitting in Toulouse at Christmas. 9 Fun Things To Do While House Sitting in Toulouse By Kelly Hayes-Raitt The holidays can be a lonely time for house sitters who are far from […]

House sitters who oversee staff
5 Sep, 2023

9 Tips When House Sitters Oversee Staff

Veteran house sitter Jill Shelton spills her secrets for when house sitters oversee staff. Read her fascinating blog drawn from extensive personal experience to learn her top tips for other housesitters. 9 Tips When House Sitters Oversee Staff One of the more unique experiences I’ve had house sitting during the last 12 years, is where […]

How to Retire successfully
4 Jun, 2023

How to Retire Successfully with House Sitting

HouseSit Match’s blog editor recently sat down with Pauline Field, an experienced coach who helps women on the brink of retirement discover how to retire successfully. Discover How to Retire Successfully by House Sitting Edited by Kelly Hayes-Raitt Hi, Pauline, thanks for being a new member of HouseSit Match! You’re a coach who helps women […]

affordable gap year
12 May, 2023

Affordable gap year destinations

If you are a keen traveller and looking for affordable gap year destinations then read on. In this article we offer a range of fascinating places around the world where you might want to visit on your gap year between school, college and work. We offer opportunities to save money like choosing countries with a […]

housesitting around the world
2 Mar, 2023

Cycling and housesitting around the world

Eric is a software engineer and latterly a digital nomad. More importantly he’s a very keen cyclist, and a housesitter with Housesitmatch. He has spent years travelling, cycling and housesitting around the world. Here are glimpses from some of his expeditions across the globe and some excerpts from an interview he gave Lamia our Founder […]

View of the Sydney harbour bridge from Milsons Point Sydney
18 Feb, 2023

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, 2023

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 […]