Category Archives: "UK"

Full moon shining over Maidenhead Bridge
17 Aug, 2016

Travelling Solo: A housesitter’s guide

At HouseSitMatch we find we are increasingly attracting more professionals and semi-retired professionals travelling solo or as couples and housesitters. Many want to pursue a long nurtured dream to travel. As is our want when we meet someone with an interesting perspective on ‘life, travel and housesitting’ we approach them to share their experience of […]

9 Jul, 2016

House-sitting in England Makes Peak Season Affordable!

Summer is the most expensive time to visit the UK. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my family could afford to travel throughout England for more than a month during peak season! But, we did because of house sitting. We arrived the Last week in May to start house sitting in England, the beginning […]

New housesitter petsitting in Marlow
16 Jun, 2016

New housesitter tries petsitting in Marlow

New housesitter Nick Caley shares his first week’s petsitting diary. A first time housesitter Nick followed advice given by HouseSitMatch his housesitting network, and after several chats to get to know the owner he traveled to the ‘sit’. He describes his first meeting with Mary the homeowner and Willow her dog, as well as their […]

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 […]

housesitting in London - Actors Simon Nagra and Pauline McLynn sitting on a sofa on stage
29 Sep, 2015

An actor house-sitting in London – Simon explains why…

Why House-sitting in London? Home is in the Midlands for Simon a British TV and stage actor, however, work is often in London and the South East. Working for himself means that accommodation in the capital is often a challenge with crippling rents and seasonal hikes in hostels and hotels. Part of Simon’s solution is […]

Pretty Waterside cottage in Devon made of wood
30 Jul, 2015

Housesitters keep your holiday home ‘safe as houses’

Find Housesitters to keep your holiday home safe Owning a holiday home has many benefits. One of the best things about keeping a second home in a place where you love to visit, is being able to holiday with all your home comforts in a much-loved location. But how do you keep your holiday home […]

21 Mar, 2014

A Cat-sitting Tourist Sees London for Free!

Cat-sitting means I can travel for free A few years ago a friend who is a journalist asked me to do a spot of cat-sitting, to stay in her flat for a week to look after things while she popped off to the Washington to report on a brewing political story. The one condition was […]

29 Oct, 2013

Professional Couple Swap Commute for House-sit

PROFESSIONAL COUPLE SWAP LONG COMMUTE FOR HOUSE-SITTING IN LONDON Alick and Sarah – A house-sit for homeowners turned Trusty House-Sitters Why a house-sit? About four years ago Alick an architect and Sarah a designer decided to move out of their one bedroom flat in London in search of their ideal country hideaway. They found a charming […]

housesitters, housesitters UK, home owners with pets, pet owners, pet sitters
12 Jul, 2013

Match in 24-hours Solves Pet-Sitter Emergency

Student solves professional couple’s pet-sitter emergency Here’s the meet and greet photo Story Meet Kate and Tom, they just moved to the area and needed a new house-sitter in a hurry, they were let down by a new contact and found themselves in a pet-sitter emergency. So they called up HouseSit Match to see if […]