Category Archives: "House-Sitting"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is housesitting
29 Jun, 2019

What is housesitting? Q&A with Founder of HouseSitMatch

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 her first Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn […]

housesitting in their sixties
10 Oct, 2018

Housesitting in our sixties – Discovering a new lifestyle

June and Mark Spindloe a semi-retired couple tell us about ‘Housesitting in our sixties’. They describe housesitting as a natural step after years of parenting, working and traveling to visit with family across the world. Becoming location independent and exchanging skills in pet and home care was an easy step to take in order to […]

grey gap year
10 Jun, 2018

‘Grey gap year’ – House sitting over 50

We are often asked at HouseSit Match what are the chances of being selected as house sitters if your house sitting over 50, some even declare they are trying a grey gap year! We always say the chances of securing a house sit are very good indeed, this is true. Not only is the trend […]

house sitter check list
7 Jun, 2018

House sitter check list – the ultimate guide

How would you prepare the ultimate house sitter check list to ensure peace of mind when you leave home? Here are some top tips on how to prepare the ultimate check list prepared by housesitters for home and petowners.  While home and petowners experienced in having petsitters at home will have established routines and approaches […]

Top 10 things to see in Malaga Playa de Malaguetta
31 May, 2018

Top 10 things to do in Malaga when housesitting and traveling

Top 10 things to do in Malaga when housesitting and traveling The opportunity for traveling or housesitting in Malaga affords the visitor a great opportunity to enjoy a unique European destination with a rich ancient and modern cultural heritage. In recent years, Malaga has received significant investment toward the city’s infrastructure redevelopment, enabling the city […]

Housesitters pose with their first petsitting charges Hudson the dog and K2 the cat
5 Aug, 2017

Long term travel and the leap of faith!

Long term travel has always preoccupied travel agents Dianne and Mike. This year they finally took the plunge, they sold everything, upped sticks in Canada leaving family and friends to travel slowly across the world. A life long dream of journeying to discover the world one country at a time through slow travel, and living […]

a yellow couch in front of a mountain
29 Apr, 2017

Cheap accommodation: a comparison of today’s options

Which type of cheap accommodation is best? In today’s online world there are lots of options when it comes to finding cheap accommodation. The internet has enabled all manner of search tools across the world, whether you are looking for an inexpensive hostel, a housesitting gig, or a free sofa somewhere fun. Nick Caley one […]