Category Archives: "Long-term House-sitters"

22 May, 2016

Digital nomads – Masters of evolution

Digital nomads are masters of evolution – a grand statement perhaps but consider the facts. While some people work online occasionally as a way to take their work with them, full-time digital nomads have no fixed desk, they move between locations with wifi taking their profession with them. The housesitting community offers great examples of digital […]

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 […]

Two suitcases containing all portable possessions of a housesitter
23 Dec, 2015

The bearable lightness of being stuff-free

A new perspective on being stuff-free It has become something of a cliche to bemoan the modern Western predilection for accumulating stuff. As Tyler Durden so eloquently puts it in Fight Club, ‘The things you own end up owning you’. We are destined to wake up one day and realise that we have a house crammed full […]

Ugandan girl seated on the ground, in a striking blue wrap
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION Ruth Johnson, Australian travel writer and full time housesitter travels around the world with her son Louis by housesitting, volunteering and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this […]

Making friends in a coffee shop in Kiev
13 Dec, 2015

Making friends while housesitting

Making friends on a long term housesit For a number of years now I have chosen to look after property and pets (as a cost saving way) to travel the world. I’ve found that being a short term single visitor to a new country it can be a challenge when making friends, and therein lies […]

13 Nov, 2015

Economics of Housesitting in the Ukraine

On accepting a Long term house-sitting assignment you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment and what the economics of the trip might mean to you. You know you will live rent free although you may be asked to pay for utilities. Think also of the basic food supplies you want […]

Families discover and share great tips on living on the Costa del
31 Oct, 2015

Marbella Family Fun! A vibrant expat community sharing tips on living in Costa del Sol

Where Expat families and residents of Marbella visit to find their information Families and expat families in particular visit MarbellaFamilyFun.com because it offers the very latest on all there is to see and do on the Costa del Sol, as well as to learn how to get things done. You’ll find thousands of pages of […]

31 Oct, 2015

How Housesitting helped us live a dream!

My family lives a different lifestyle; we don’t own a house or a car and have very little in the way of worldly possessions. We live with less so we can travel the world full time for as long as we want to. With the help of housesitting websites like HousesitMatch.com, that bring together housesitters […]

Long term house-sitting - organised preserve jars
30 Sep, 2015

Long term house-sitting near Kiev – Part 3

Settling into the Long term house-sitting :- When accepting a Long term house-sitting or pet-sitting assignment anywhere in the world, you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment for an extended period, and what simple things you might need to call that place home for a while. If you are an […]

Looking up at a laden apricot tree with fruit fully ripened
25 Sep, 2015

Long Term Housesitting near Kiev – Part 2

House-sitter and independent traveler Edward accepts a Long term house-sitting near Kiev. The owner is selling her home and emigrating to Montenegro, she needed someone to live in the house until it is sold. This blog describes Edward’s arrival in the Ukraine, meeting his homeowner Tina. He continues his ‘sharing economy’ story by telling us how […]