Category Archives: "Travel"

13 Nov, 2015

Economics of Housesitting in the Ukraine

On accepting a Long term house-sitting assignment you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment and what the economics of the trip might mean to you. You know you will live rent free although you may be asked to pay for utilities. Think also of the basic food supplies you want […]

Families discover and share great tips on living on the Costa del
31 Oct, 2015

Marbella Family Fun! A vibrant expat community sharing tips on living in Costa del Sol

Where Expat families and residents of Marbella visit to find their information Families and expat families in particular visit MarbellaFamilyFun.com because it offers the very latest on all there is to see and do on the Costa del Sol, as well as to learn how to get things done. You’ll find thousands of pages of […]

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 […]

Looking up at a laden apricot tree with fruit fully ripened
25 Sep, 2015

Long Term Housesitting near Kiev – Part 2

House-sitter and independent traveler Edward accepts a Long term house-sitting near Kiev. The owner is selling her home and emigrating to Montenegro, she needed someone to live in the house until it is sold. This blog describes Edward’s arrival in the Ukraine, meeting his homeowner Tina. He continues his ‘sharing economy’ story by telling us how […]

Illustration of girl with megaphone housesitting
25 Sep, 2015

Blog Competition – HouseSit Match

Enter our New HouseSit Match Blog Competition! We love hearing stories of how house-sitting has enabled your green or sustainable travel. Enter our Blog Competition and send us your story in a WORD Document with at least 2 relevant photos. The photos for your Blog Competition entry can be of the pets your cared for, […]

Three members of the HouseSitMatch team pose for a selfie at the World Travel Market
7 Jul, 2015

House-sitting Intern Discovers Affordable Travel

House-sitting as a means of Affordable Travel I have travelled the world as a student, camping, back-packing and youth hosteling, latterly discovering house-sitting as a green and affordable way to travel.Then in my final year at Uni I joined HouseSitMatch.com a new ‘start-up’ as their first intern, and that’s when I really began to discover […]

17 May, 2015

House-Sitting and Sustainable Travel

What is Sustainable Travel? Is house-sitting sustainable or green travel? Sustainable and responsible tourism is a phrase that has become very popular in the past few years. But why has it become such a big issue? And how is house-sitting related? It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 people in the UK take a short […]

5 Dec, 2014

Sam and Pete need long-term house-sitters – But why..?

Need long term pet-sitters because you are travelling away from home or because you are volunteering abroad? Why not find registered and trustworthy house and pet-sitters to live in your home and care for your pets in your absence? Long-term house-sitters are needed for a volunteering couple – Sam and Pete From time to time […]

House-sitting in Paris
6 May, 2014

Top Tips for House-Sitting in Paris

House-sitting in Paris – Top Tips An opportunity came up for house-sitting in Paris, so I dug up one of my favourite books. I have in front of me a a curling paperback edition of an old Paris guidebook, and even though it is pretty old (1986!) I still hold onto it and dip into […]