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HouseSit Builds Trust – by Lamia Walker

6 Sep, 2019

HouseSit Builds Trust – by Lamia Walker

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Recently, Lamia Walker our founder was asked to launch the first #HouseSitChat on Twitter. It was an interview about housesitting and petsitting for affordable travel, and how builds trust in the housesitting industry. The Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn more about housesitting and how it benefits both housesitters and pet and homeowners.  Here is a summary of the Questions and Answers offered in the main discussion. Thanks for reading.

Housesit Builds Trust

Q1 Welcome to the first #HouseSitChat @LamiaHSM – can you please introduce yourself?

LW – I am the founder of HouseSitMatch my name is Lamia Walker, a lover of travel, animals and flowers from all around the world. Here’s a snap of my own garden

Housesit builds trust
Building trust in housesitting is vital because we care for peoples homes and pets

 Q2 What inspired you to start HouseSitMatch @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat

LW – An Australian friend told me about a year’s housesitting in Australia and saving $50k in rent. We decided to build a housesitting travel business together to help both home/pet owners and sitters travel affordably…so HouseSitMatch was born. We built it with our own values of security, savings and service

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Our core values under our name

Caring for pets at home

Q3 What are the advantages of using a #housesitting or #petsitting service for home owners @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat

LW – We believe that the most important advantage is that your pets can be cared for in their own home. Doubtless inviting a housesitter into your home as a petsitter ensures your absence is a less stressful experience for your animals. The bonus is that our checked sitters won’t charge you, so you save money too! Moreover, we check every member for the safety of our network #HousesitBuildsTrust  This is Mika, she loves playing with her sitter

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Mika loves playing with sitters


Q4 For anyone considering trying #housesitting or #petsitting – what should they expect @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat

LW – For anyone who loves animals and is of a collaborative nature housesitting is a great way to exchange your services for free accommodation. It is a win win! Homeowners can be wonderful local hosts and give you the inside track on the best places to see and visit in their area. #LiveLikeALocal You get to visit places all over the world with a personal suggestions list from a local


Housesitting is a great way for pet lovers to enjoy a working holiday


We can help you get started in housesitting at HouseSitMatch.  We offer our services to individuals and first timers in housesitter, therefore, we are always pleased to help build your profile, get checked, and get your first match #HousesitBuildsTrust

 Management of the housesitting networks ensures safety

 Q5 What steps do you go to in order to protect privacy and ensure that both homeowners and house sitters are protected @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat

Privacy protocols are of paramount importance to us at

LW – We are very privacy and security conscious as a company. And because we manage the privacy protocols carefully as a result we feel accountable for the privacy of our members. The rigorous protocols we take include veiling your real identity online, no real names, no contact details and no real addresses are revealed. We ID check every member and we police and background check sitters. We also take an active role in managing the network to ensure an optimal experience for all. #HousesitBuildsTrust

Housesit builds trust
Building trust with the pets is essential when you care for them

Want to learn more about Housesitting?

Come to the House and Pet Sitting Conference 21-22 September 

To learn more about housesitting come to the House and Pet sitting conference to be held in Swindon UK on 21-22 September. I’ll be speaking at this conference on the Saturday To find out more follow this link

Thank you for your time today @LamiaHSM #HouseSitChat


The #HouseSitChat is a weekly chat covering all things #Housesitting and #Petsitting – join us next week at 10am UK time


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