Category Archives: "Top Tips – Homeowners"

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 […]

housesitters
23 Nov, 2016

Preparing for housesitters – Top Tips

Welcome your Housesitters Having new visitors in our homes can make some of us a little nervous, and puts a little steam into our dusting and vacuuming routines before they arrive. Preparing your home for housesitters can also inspire some people to go the extra mile to prepare their home for a guest, a newcomer, […]

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 […]

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 […]

25 Jun, 2016

Preparing for a House Sitter – 5 Top tips

It makes no difference if it’s your first house sitter or your tenth, packing for a trip abroad and preparing for a house sitter to care for your home and pets while you’re away can be overwhelming. When preparing for a house sitter it is worth considering what kind of information you should provide, how […]

A pan of Spanish Paella at the beach with a glass of white wine
11 Jun, 2016

Retired professionals catsit in Palomares, Spain

Housesitting and pet-sitting are rapidly becoming very popular among Retired professionals looking for ways to enjoy retirement, discover active holidays and new locations by living in housesits within a community. Bob and Shirley Hesner are Retired professionals who have traveled for much of their professional careers moving every few years. Latterly they ran their own […]

handshake representing a housesitting agreement as in the House-sitting Guide
26 Feb, 2016

House-sitting Guide from an Experienced Hand

House-Sitting Cardinal Rules This is my House-Sitting Guide – I like to say that I have three Cardinal rules as a house-sitter : 1- Cherish the animals 2- Care for the property like it is your own 3- Clean and protect the car if you are given access to the vehicle. Best practice House-Sitting Rules […]