How to get started as a housesitter – 11 Top Tips
Have you been considering housesitting as a way to travel and live affordably? Then read this blog. In this article experienced housesitter and petsitter Kelly Hayes-Raitt offers her experience and 11 top tips on how to get started as a housesitter. Read on to learn more. Top 11 Tips – How to get started as […]
Hosting housesitters or guests? Ensure their comfort
If you are planning to have visitors come to stay, whether you know them or not plan to make them comfortable. And whether you are hosting housesitters or guests you know better it is always a better experience if you plan to ensure their comfort. Here are some top tips on what to do. Hosting […]
Luxury housesitting – Top Tips
If you have been housesitting for a while you will know that the assignments will vary in quality and responsibility. As more people become aware of housesitting and petsitting as a way to save money and make travel affordable so more high end houses become available. At Housesitmatch you will see that we have an […]
Will the housesitter need a bed?
If you are planning a holiday and are planning a housesitter to keep everything secure, you may be in a quandary. You may be asking yourself how to prepare for the housesitter. Will the trusted housesitter need a bed? If they are staying more than a few days will they need their own wardrobe and […]
What is a housesit? Read on to learn more
A housesit is an arrangement between two parties, homeowner and housesitter. The arrangement is usually made to ensure the home and also perhaps pets, of one, are cared for by the other. At Housesit Match we facilitate the housesitting arrangements between two such parties. We operate through the internet and so we can connect people […]
What is a Housesit Hangout?
As a member or follower of Housesitmatch.com you may already have heard of our Housesit Hangouts. Perhaps you have even taken part in an online hangout. Lamia Walker our founder hosts interviews with people who have a passion and curiosity about housesitting. Read on to learn more about how we communicate with our members and […]
Housesitter story: Compassion in a world of housesitting
From time to time we love to feature blogs written by members of our housesitting community. Right now we are hearing many compelling stories from housesitters stranded far from home and out of their usual world of housesitting. Many find themselves away from the home country because of the sudden lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 […]
Oxfordshire Housesit – Our first experience
Dianne and Mike decided to travel the world one housesit at a time. An Oxfordshire housesit was their first experience. As new home and pet owners themselves they felt fairly well prepare for their first housesitting experience, however, each new experience brings opportunities and challenge. Dianne is an accredited, professional travel agent since 1991, and […]
Petsit like a friend anywhere in the world – Beijing anyone?
Little did Katie know when moving to Beijing that she’d miss neighbours from home who petsit for her. Katie teaches in the Chinese capital and as an expat she loves learning about her host culture. To help establish her new home she adopted a cat, then faced the challenge of who might petsit or look after […]
Housesitting Home-maintenance – Expert Top Tips!
Pre or post housesitting, home-maintenance is an area of work some of us love and other hate. Actually, I probably fall into the camp of any time of year home-maintenance phobic fear. A home with pets living indoors offers another challenge when you invite in the sitters. We know the added fun of pets in […]