Category Archives: "Top Tips – House-Sitters"

housesitting and brexit
12 Oct, 2019

Housesitting and Brexit – HouseSitChat

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 a Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions. She talked about why she loves housesitting and Brexit, […]

hosuesitting conference
23 Sep, 2019

Housesitting Conference Photo Diary 21-22 September 2019

The first ever housesitting conference was held on 21-22 September 2019 in Swindon UK. The conference was founded and hosted by Vanessa Anderson (Housesitting Magazine) and Ian Usher ( A life Unlimited). HouseSitMatch were honoured to be sponsors of this inaugural event. We attended the full weekend programme. In addition, we were able to meet […]

family housesitting
3 Sep, 2019

Family housesitting in Spain – Top Tips

Family housesitting, for those unfamiliar with this lifestyle, may seem a challenge to negotiate in any season let alone at the height of the Summer season. Not so! We find that many homeowners are actually happy to welcome families. There are many advantages not least of which is the children’s adoration and care for the […]

best value travel
25 Mar, 2019

Best value travel as a student

Travelling is an experience nobody wants to miss out on. As a student, travel is one of the best experiences in this phase of your life allowing you to indulge in new adventures, have different cultural encounters and learn new aspects of the ways of living. This all depends of course on how you research and make the most of the best value travel options when you make your journey.

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 […]

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 […]

29 Jul, 2016

Travel to enjoy ‘the unexpected miracle of life’

The joy of travel can offer unexpected surprises, each destination with its own hidden secrets, some unexpectedly stunning, some unexpectedly affordable. Sometimes,  there is nothing you read about your destination that can really prepare you for what you can discover from a country and its culture! Such unexpected surprises not only help you learn a […]

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 […]

pet-sitting
23 Mar, 2016

Pet-sitting this Summer – careful in the heat!

Pet-sitting this summer? Top Tips for Summer Pet-sitting Pet-sitting in the summer can be great fun, and a wonderful way to spend an active holiday. Those walks in the lovely Summer heat are all the more enjoyable with pets to play with, that’s one of the great benefits of pet-sitting. However the gorgeous weather can […]

26 Feb, 2016

Not Getting the House Sits You Want? This Could be Why

Are you having trouble landing housesitting assignments?  Do you feel confused because homeowners reject your applications repeatedly? Even if you feel you’re doing everything right you could be overlooking something that is a deal breaker for homeowners, a bad online reputation. It’s human nature to want to find out as much information as possible before […]