Category Archives: "House-Sitting"

1 Jul, 2022

Homesitting in London – Visit London on a shoestring!

“My first international housesit was in London for six weeks – during the 2012 Olympics”, writes Kelly Hayes-Raitt in her latest blog for Housesit Match. In this latest entry, Hayes-Raitt gives you some tips on what to do while homesitting in London on a budget. Top tips for homesitters in London on a budget My […]

Housesitting helped me
11 Jun, 2022

How housesitting helped me move country

“I sleep around. Usually with animals,” Kelly Hayes-Raitt jokes in the opening of her book How to Become a Housesitter: Insider Tips from the HouseSit Diva. From housesits in countries Hayes-Raitt has never heard of to sitting in her hometown, “I’ve been travelling and housesitting full-time for 12 years straight – until last month”, she writes […]

London house sitting
12 Oct, 2021

London house sitting – London calling!

Many long term housesitters and petsitters will tell you they love either rural housesits or city housesits. London house sitting can have a remarkable draw for both types of housesitter. Housesitting in London offers a fantastic diversity of experiences, including and most importantly pet care, for animal lovers, and an exciting urban setting.  Read on […]

what a house sitter does
22 Aug, 2021

What a house sitter does – Top 10 responsibilities

Whether you are looking into becoming a housesitter or you are a home owner looking to find one read on. In this blog we at Housesit Match have prepared a list of the top 10 responsibilities for  a house sitter.  Ever since we started working in this business we have been talking to both homeowners […]

housesit hangout
22 Jun, 2021

What is a Housesit Hangout?

As a member or follower of Housesitmatch.com you may already have heard of our Housesit Hangouts. Perhaps you have even taken part in an online hangout. Lamia Walker our founder hosts interviews with people who have a passion and curiosity about housesitting.  Read on to learn more about how we communicate with our members and […]

house-sitters hate
17 May, 2021

Beware – house-sitters hate these 10 things…

If you are a first time homeowner and you are preparing to welcome sitters into your home, take note. Here are the top 10 things that house-sitters hate, or find difficult to deal with. Take head – to build a good relationship with your sitters for your benefit and that of your home and pets […]

uk staycation
10 May, 2021

Traveling to London – How to save money

Travel can be expensive depending on how you choose to travel around the world. However, some destinations are consistently more expensive than others, capital cities for example. If you are traveling to London in the near future think carefully about your travel arrangements.  Experienced housesitters will tell you that you can travel to a capital […]

12 Feb, 2020

Mom’s Top Tips for Finding a Good Pet HouseSitter

Whether you are planning a trip away from home or a moving to a new home you may need to find someone to look after your pets during that period of change.  The person in the family in our experience at HouseSitMatch who most often enjoys that task is the Mom of the family unit. […]

travel hacks
3 Dec, 2019

Travel Hacks: See The World for 70% Less Than Staying at Home

We love to share the great travel tips we hear in our housesitting community. In this blog we share some extraordinary travel hacks from long term international travellers and housesitters Nat n Jodie.  Travel Hacks for Affordable Long Term Travel Every year, it seriously never ceases to amaze us, that even though we travel internationally […]