Tag Archives: "house-sit"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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13 Mar, 2015

Early Bird Catches the House-Sit!

It’s that time of year again. The evenings have begun to get a little lighter, and it’s occasionally possible to venture outside without being wrapped up head to toe in layers of thermals. As the spring sunshine peeps through the clouds in the Northern hemisphere, have you thought about how you want to make the […]

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18 Feb, 2015

TOP TIPS – Away From Home For Work or a Nice Holiday? Think House-Sitters

Away From Home for a While? Need home security? House-sitters can help! There will often come a time in our lives when we leave home for a few weeks, traveling off on holiday or on business, entrusting our houses to house sitters or simply leaving them empty. This can, understandably, be a rather stress-inducing process. […]

2 Aug, 2014

Portable Careers & House-Sitting Webinar

Portable Careers & House-Sitting: How To Work While You Travel On Thursday 31st July we hosted our second webinar in the HSM Webinar series this time on the topic of Portable Careers and House-Sitting. Thomas Mason chaired the webinar. Together with our expert panel we discussed the many ways you can work while you travel, […]

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6 May, 2014

Top Tips for House-Sitting in Paris

House-sitting in Paris – Top Tips An opportunity came up for house-sitting in Paris, so I dug up one of my favourite books. I have in front of me a a curling paperback edition of an old Paris guidebook, and even though it is pretty old (1986!) I still hold onto it and dip into […]

29 Oct, 2013

Professional Couple Swap Commute for House-sit

PROFESSIONAL COUPLE SWAP LONG COMMUTE FOR HOUSE-SITTING IN LONDON Alick and Sarah – A house-sit for homeowners turned Trusty House-Sitters Why a house-sit? About four years ago Alick an architect and Sarah a designer decided to move out of their one bedroom flat in London in search of their ideal country hideaway. They found a charming […]

8 Oct, 2013

Tips to Stay Cozy – House-sitting comfort ideas

House-sitting Comfort – Top Tips for House-sitters For a lot of people, one of the main draws of housesitting and petsitting is the idea of changing their environment, enjoying a change of scene and having a nice, comfortable place to stay for a few days – almost like some sort of luxury hotel! Of course, […]