Category Archives: "Blog Only"

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 […]

24 Jun, 2019

Top Housesitting Tips for Homeowners

From time to time we ask our Housesitmatch membership for Top Housesitting Tips. We are especially delighted when the members who step forward to volunteer are experienced and have earned their stripes in the field so to speak. Here we would like to introduce you to Jacqueline and Glenn Lamb who have been housesitting continuously […]

housesitting trust
19 Feb, 2019

Housesitting trust and the kindness of strangers

What is housesitting trust and how does it vary from regular trust you have in other people? Making any kind of housesitting arrangement where you exchange services rather than money requires a degree of built-in trust. Homeowners inviting sitters into their home need to trust the housesitter. And the sitter requires a commitment to pay […]

property housesitters
18 Feb, 2019

Property housesitters or vacant selling? Top tips

Deciding on finding vacant property housesitters or vacant selling is a challenge some people face. The decision will depend on long term plans and investments. The dangers of leaving properties vacant for extended periods especially in Winter are well known. If you need to leave a property empty for whatever reason then you should consider […]

a housesitting year
20 Dec, 2018

2018 A Housesitting year – Blog Competition – WINNER!

Winning entry in the 2018 Housesitting Blog Competition, run annually by HouseSitMatch, comes from Michelle McDines. Her entry is about a housesitting year travelling with her dog Eddie. Read on to discover their take on how housesitting enables authentic travel. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE – FIND BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST. Only one […]