Tag Archives: "house sitting"

Housesitting family riding two camels in Dubai
13 Aug, 2016

Housesitting family – Travel more, for less!

Karen and Cam King sold their home in Victoria Australia 18 months ago to start a world tour with their two children to become a housesitting family. Cam was a chef on an oil rig, and Karen ran a cake baking and decorating business. They were living a comfortable life, working hard but frustrated by […]

housesitting helps one homeowner in Durham
1 Aug, 2016

Expat homeowner: housesitting helps at home

From time to time we ask our homeowners what drove them to seek a housesitter, and how does housesitting help them manage their property.  A new expat homeowner recently joined HouseSitMatch looking for a long term sitter (10 months) to housesit near Durham in the UK. And, as we usually do, we approached the owner […]

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 […]

9 Jul, 2016

House-sitting in England Makes Peak Season Affordable!

Summer is the most expensive time to visit the UK. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my family could afford to travel throughout England for more than a month during peak season! But, we did because of house sitting. We arrived the Last week in May to start house sitting in England, the beginning […]

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 […]

The sharing economy and housesitting
4 Jun, 2016

New sharing economy – housesitting – gift exchange

The new sharing economy takes many forms, housesitting, lift sharing and meal sharing are fast growing trends enabled by the internet offering an exchange of services or gift exchange based on trust. This global trend is of great interest to academics and practitioners alike as it demonstrates human adaptation. Here is one view on how […]

2 Apr, 2016

Emerging from Iceland to Shine as a New house-sitter

Landing the first assignment is the hardest for every New house-sitter. This is how it was for new house sitter Bragi Jonsson. A lover of travel and the sharing economy, Bragi learned about house sitting and was very eager to try it. In the beginning, he applied for many assignments without any success.  This went […]

Infinity pool at the villa in Costa Rica
12 Feb, 2016

House-sitting in Costa Rica

House-sitting Costa Rica was one possible option discovered by accident when searching online that became a reality for a young American couple. After a strenuous commercial period in running a business Tim and Kristie decide to take time out to enjoy a belated honeymoon in a tropical paradise. Housesitting seemed like a great idea. Here’s […]

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 […]