Tag Archives: "House-Sitting"

Two suitcases containing all portable possessions of a housesitter
23 Dec, 2015

The bearable lightness of being stuff-free

A new perspective on being stuff-free It has become something of a cliche to bemoan the modern Western predilection for accumulating stuff. As Tyler Durden so eloquently puts it in Fight Club, ‘The things you own end up owning you’. We are destined to wake up one day and realise that we have a house crammed full […]

Ugandan girl seated on the ground, in a striking blue wrap
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION Ruth Johnson, Australian travel writer and full time housesitter travels around the world with her son Louis by housesitting, volunteering and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this […]

Making friends in a coffee shop in Kiev
13 Dec, 2015

Making friends while housesitting

Making friends on a long term housesit For a number of years now I have chosen to look after property and pets (as a cost saving way) to travel the world. I’ve found that being a short term single visitor to a new country it can be a challenge when making friends, and therein lies […]

13 Nov, 2015

Economics of Housesitting in the Ukraine

On accepting a Long term house-sitting assignment you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment and what the economics of the trip might mean to you. You know you will live rent free although you may be asked to pay for utilities. Think also of the basic food supplies you want […]

Families discover and share great tips on living on the Costa del
31 Oct, 2015

Marbella Family Fun! A vibrant expat community sharing tips on living in Costa del Sol

Where Expat families and residents of Marbella visit to find their information Families and expat families in particular visit MarbellaFamilyFun.com because it offers the very latest on all there is to see and do on the Costa del Sol, as well as to learn how to get things done. You’ll find thousands of pages of […]

13 Sep, 2015

Top tip for affordable travel and free accommodation – Try house-sitting!

Ellie our student intern, now graduated, reflects on her impending traveling adventure and offers some top tips for others considering a long term trip and needing affordable travel. Affordable travel and free accommodation through house-sitting and pet-sitting Becoming a new graduate is exciting and challenging all at the same time, not only do you have to […]

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. […]

Three members of the HouseSitMatch team pose for a selfie at the World Travel Market
7 Jul, 2015

House-sitting Intern Discovers Affordable Travel

House-sitting as a means of Affordable Travel I have travelled the world as a student, camping, back-packing and youth hosteling, latterly discovering house-sitting as a green and affordable way to travel.Then in my final year at Uni I joined HouseSitMatch.com a new ‘start-up’ as their first intern, and that’s when I really began to discover […]

long-term house-sitters
23 May, 2015

Long-Term House-Sitters in France with Horses

In July 2014 a new client registered with us wanting some help with a rather specific brief. They wanted long term house sitters to help them in France. Never wanting to turn down a challenge we said yes, and then we asked what she needed! Her requirement was to find a couple of long-term house-sitters […]