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what is a housesit
24 Aug, 2021

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 […]

housesit hangout
22 Jun, 2021

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 […]

13 May, 2020

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 […]

Mystery Housesit
10 Jan, 2020

Midsomer Murder Mystery – Housesit Oxford

We regularly hear lovely housesitting adventure stories of housesitters making friends with their hosts, discovering new locations and being delighted with their housesitting gigs. This story is not unlike that, with a housesitter we’ve known for a while telling us how thrilled she was with her mystery housesit. Looking after a gorgeous dog in a […]

Housesit gave us this view of Oxfordshire
28 Oct, 2017

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 […]

26 Aug, 2017

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 […]

30 Mar, 2017

Housesitting Home-maintenance – Expert Top Tips!

Pre or post housesitting home-maintenance is an area of work some of us delight in, and others among us will dread. 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 housesitters. We know the added […]

A grand piano in a classical apartment housesitting assignment
8 Mar, 2017

Housesit book review: ‘Care of Wooden Floors’ by Will Wiles

Housesit book review – ‘Care of Wooden Floors’ This housesit book review reveals how there has always been a mysterious and yet powerful link between reading and travelling and now housesitting.  They all three make for a great partnership especially on a housesit. It’s not just about filling the hours of a long journey or […]

4 Jan, 2017

Enjoy housesitting? Let me count the ways!

Enjoy housesitting? Many people do. House and petsitting is a growing phenomenon. One way we like to better understand how people enjoy housesitting experience is to host a housesitting blog competition in 2016 we asked ‘what is your favourite thing about housesitting?’ And we were stunned by the quality of entries. Thanks so much to […]