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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 […]

A grand piano in a classical apartment housesitting assignment
8 Mar, 2017

Housesit book review: ‘Care of Wooden Floors’ by Will Wiles

Housesit book review – ‘Care of Wooden Floors’ This housesit book review reveals how there has always been a mysterious and yet powerful link between reading and travelling and now housesitting.  They all three make for a great partnership especially on a housesit. It’s not just about filling the hours of a long journey or […]

4 Jan, 2017

Enjoy housesitting? Let me count the ways!

Enjoy housesitting? Many people do. House and petsitting is a growing phenomenon. One way we like to better understand how people enjoy housesitting experience is to host a housesitting blog competition in 2016 we asked ‘what is your favourite thing about housesitting?’ And we were stunned by the quality of entries. Thanks so much to […]

about housesitting - Mike walking the dogs
4 Jan, 2017

With housesitting – you never quite know what to expect!

WINNER OF THE 2016 NEW VOICES BLOG COMPETITION Mike and Marion, a retired British couple from Tenbury Wells started housesitting only a few years ago. They thought that with their love of animals and experience of running their own small holding they would be set and ready for anything that ‘housesitting; could throw at them! […]

about housesitting a red setter looks at the sitter
4 Jan, 2017

My favourite thing about housesitting is – creating a fun, loving, safe environment for pets

Every year we host a housesitting blog competition in 2016 we asked ‘what is your favourite thing about housesitting?’ And we were stunned by the quality of entries. Thanks so much to all who entered. It has been a hard decision to decide on a shortlist of entries. This is one of our top three […]

Marbella housesitting villa
26 Oct, 2016

Marbella Housesitting – the Solution

Whether living in your native country or abroad in a holiday destination like Marbella in Spain it goes without saying that as a pet owner you will worry about pet care when you want to travel. In a city like Marbella housesitting and finding good pet sitters can be more challenging for an expat because […]

Illustrated victorian picture of a handshake
16 Oct, 2016

Mrs Beeton – Tips for perfect housesitting!

Mrs Beeton – Can she teach us about house sitting? An ambitious legacy Written in 1861, Mrs Beeton ’s Book of Household Management has long been seen as a stalwart of advice for the occupation of housekeeping and homecare. Despite beginning to write the book when she was only 21, having no real experience, and […]

housesitting solution
1 Oct, 2016

David the Dogman debates – housesitting solution or kennels

The housesitting or pet-sitting solution becomes the right solution for some pet owners in the most unexpected ways. ‘David the Dogman‘ dog trainer with some 50 years experience shares his story of Boy Boy one of his favourite dogs.  He explains how he chose him, trained him and how when he was left at a […]

17 Sep, 2016

Housesit Match has been a perfect fit for us

One of our Housesit Match homeowners very kindly sent us a blog describing how she believes our housesitting platform has been a good fit or ‘match’ for her and her husband and their pets. So as a way to share her housesit story, and perhaps encourage other home and pet owners to step forward and […]

housesitting Ile de France
14 Sep, 2016

Housesitting Ile de France and losing myself in the country

It’s long been an ambition of mine to find the right housesitting opportunity and lose myself in the French countryside. This September I escaped home obligations for a short while and tried housesitting Ile de France.  This peaceful rich agricultural landscape is in the heart of the Brie and Champagne region of North Central France. A […]