Tag Archives: "house sitter"

house sitter check list
7 Jun, 2018

House sitter check list – the ultimate guide

How would you prepare the ultimate house sitter check list to ensure peace of mind when you leave home? Here are some top tips on how to prepare the ultimate check list prepared by housesitters for home and petowners.  While home and petowners experienced in having petsitters at home will have established routines and approaches […]

17 Sep, 2016

Housesit Match has been a perfect fit for us

One of our Housesit Match homeowners very kindly sent us a blog describing how she believes our housesitting platform has been a good fit or ‘match’ for her and her husband and their pets. So as a way to share her housesit story, and perhaps encourage other home and pet owners to step forward and […]

Repositioning cruise and sunset view from deck
23 Jul, 2016

Repositioning cruise: travels best secret

The secret of traveling the seven seas is not as many think the location of Atlantis, but the routes and access to the best repositioning cruise! What’s a repositioning cruise..? Well may you ask! It’s a way that some clever travelers find to travel across the major oceans at a fraction of the standard price of […]

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 […]

New housesitter petsitting in Marlow
16 Jun, 2016

New housesitter tries petsitting in Marlow

New housesitter Nick Caley shares his first week’s petsitting diary. A first time housesitter Nick followed advice given by HouseSitMatch his housesitting network, and after several chats to get to know the owner he traveled to the ‘sit’. He describes his first meeting with Mary the homeowner and Willow her dog, as well as their […]

Long term house-sitting - organised preserve jars
30 Sep, 2015

Long term house-sitting near Kiev – Part 3

Settling into the Long term house-sitting :- When accepting a Long term house-sitting or pet-sitting assignment anywhere in the world, you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment for an extended period, and what simple things you might need to call that place home for a while. If you are an […]

Long term housesitting near Kiev grapes in fruitful garden
15 Sep, 2015

Long term house-sitting near Kiev

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 journey from Spain to Ukraine, and on arriving his surprise at the peace and quiet of his […]

Language coach holds up language card for Westerners to read
30 Jul, 2015

Housesitters and Expats – A language coach can optimise your travel!

Language coach optimises travel – Listen up Housesitters and Ex-pats! When travelling abroad for extended periods, as in the case of housesitters and ex-pats, a little language coaching can go a long way.  A language coach gives you the tools for practical everyday activities, and it liberates you in a foreign country, encouraging a sense […]

long-term house-sitters
23 May, 2015

Long-Term House-Sitters in France with Horses

In July 2014 a new client registered with us wanting some help with a rather specific brief. Never wanting to turn down a challenge we said yes, and then we asked what she needed! Her requirement was to find a couple of long-term house-sitters who are experienced with horses, and were ready to move to […]

20 Mar, 2015

Pet-Sit Around the World for a Leisurely, Affordable Tour

From time to time we love to bring you our house-sitter ‘pet-sit’ stories, to find out how the sitters began their journey, what they particularly enjoy about house and pet-sitting. Laurie and Keith’s story is fascinating, as they have worked as full time professionals in America for many years. Then on retirement decided they wanted […]