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12 Apr, 2023

House Sitting Helped Me Retire in Portugal

When Kelly Hayes-Raitt, veteran housesitter, hung up her full-time house sitting hat, she decided to retire in Portugal. Here’s how house sitting helped her relocation. Want to retire in Portugal, then read on… How housesitting helped me retire in Portugal By Kelly Hayes-Raitt While house sitting helped me decide to retire in Portugal, it’s a […]

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14 Feb, 2023

13 Tips to Keep Track of Your Stuff When House Sitting

If you are thinking of becoming a housesitter and spending time travelling by housesitting read this blog. It can be useful to learn and prepare by understanding the etiquette when house sitting, learning how to keep track of your stuff when your living in someone else’s home. Read on to learn more. What is the […]

23 Aug, 2022

How to manage pet illness on a housesit

Through Lamia Walker, the owner and passionate founder of HouseSitMatch, we happily accepted a pet sitting assignment from a pet owner in Budapest, Hungary. This is the story of how we were faced with a difficult situation – how to manage pet illness on a housesit. Read on to learn how we found a way […]

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9 Jul, 2022

Live-in dogsitting and rescue animals

For those dog lovers looking to get into live-in dogsitting, it can help to go into caring for rescue animals. This is based on having taken advice and listened to the perspectives of experienced live in dog sitters. Caring for dogs while housesitting can sometimes be a challenge. This is especially true as our dog […]

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11 Jun, 2022

How housesitting helped me move country

“I sleep around. Usually with animals,” Kelly Hayes-Raitt jokes in the opening of her book How to Become a Housesitter: Insider Tips from the HouseSit Diva. From housesits in countries Hayes-Raitt has never heard of to sitting in her hometown, “I’ve been travelling and housesitting full-time for 12 years straight – until last month”, she writes […]