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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 […]

10 Oct, 2015

Why Homeowners Choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting

What are the Unique Benefits? – why do homeowners choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting… Making housesitting arrangements from a homeowner’s perspective can be a very economical and safe way to care for your pets and property, but not without challenges. More and more homeowners choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting for a number of reasons. From a housesitter’s perspective the […]

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 […]

housesitting in London - Actors Simon Nagra and Pauline McLynn sitting on a sofa on stage
29 Sep, 2015

An actor house-sitting in London – Simon explains why…

Why House-sitting in London? Home is in the Midlands for Simon a British TV and stage actor, however, work is often in London and the South East. Working for himself means that accommodation in the capital is often a challenge with crippling rents and seasonal hikes in hostels and hotels. Part of Simon’s solution is […]

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 […]

Pet-sitter playing with six small dogs
17 Jul, 2015

What is House Sitting?

What is House and Pet Sitting? Our HouseSit Match Definition of ‘House-Sitting’ House sitting is a mutually beneficial arrangement between two parties – most usually taking place between a homeowner and a house-sitter – enabling the owner to leave their property and pets in the care of the sitter for an agreed period of time. […]

26 Apr, 2014

Top Tips – house-Sitting tips for comfort

House-sitting tips Whether you like to house-sit close to home or use house-sitting as a way to experience life and new cultures in different countries most people would agree there is always at least one item or two that you treat as your essential luxury.  Here are some house-sitting tips you might find useful. These […]