Category Archives: "Long-term House-sitters"

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 […]

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 […]

winter home preparation
12 Oct, 2022

Winter home preparation – Checklist

If you are a homeowner or a long term housesitter caring for property for snowbirds you need to prepare the the home for Winter. In this article we offer you a Winter home preparation checklist. Read on to learn our top tips. Winter home preparation jobs The leaves have all fallen, the air is getting […]

long-term house-sitters in paris
23 May, 2022

Long Term Housesitters in France with Horses

In July 2014 a new client registered with us wanting some help with a rather specific brief. They wanted long term housesitters to help them in France. Never wanting to turn down a challenge we said yes, and then we asked what she needed! Her requirement was to find a couple of long term housesitters […]

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 […]

22 May, 2019

Digital nomads as housesitters – Masters of evolution

The housesitting community offers great examples of digital nomads work while they travel, their portable professions enabling travel further afield. Digital nomads are masters of evolution – a grand statement perhaps but consider the facts. Digital nomads as housesitters are a good combination While some people work online occasionally as a way to take their […]

5 Dec, 2018

Sam and Pete’s Long Term House Sitters

Need long term house sitters and petsitters because you are travelling away from home or because you are volunteering abroad? Why not find registered and trustworthy house and pet-sitters to live in your home? They can housesit care for your home and pets in your absence. Long term house sitters Most housesitting assignments tend to […]

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 […]