Tag Archives: "petsitting"

Housesit builds trust
6 Sep, 2019

HouseSit Builds Trust – by Lamia Walker

Recently, Lamia Walker our founder was asked to launch the first #HouseSitChat on Twitter. It was an interview about housesitting and petsitting for affordable travel, and how HouseSit builds trust in the housesitting industry. The Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn more about […]

house sitting worldwide
20 Dec, 2018

2018 House sitting worldwide – Blog Competition Entry 4

Entry number 4 in the 2018 Housesitting Blog Competition, run annually by HouseSitMatch, comes from Glen and Jacqueline Lamb. As international house sitters Glen and Jacqueline travevl around the world from one housesit to another. Read on to discover their take on how house sitting worldwide enables authentic travel. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE – FIND […]

dogsitter
17 Dec, 2018

Dog owners & dogsitters choose the best leash for purpose

Whether as a dog owner or a dogsitter choose the best dog leash is critical for the type of activity and the dog. Size matters, the type of activity matters, and the general personality and the level of vigorous activity expected from the dog will also influence your choice of leash. Here are some tips […]

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 […]

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 […]

about housesitting - Mike walking the dogs
4 Jan, 2017

With housesitting – you never quite know what to expect!

WINNER OF THE 2016 NEW VOICES BLOG COMPETITION Mike and Marion, a retired British couple from Tenbury Wells started housesitting only a few years ago. They thought that with their love of animals and experience of running their own small holding they would be set and ready for anything that ‘housesitting; could throw at them! […]

about housesitting a red setter looks at the sitter
4 Jan, 2017

My favourite thing about housesitting is – creating a fun, loving, safe environment for pets

Every year we 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 all who entered. It has been a hard decision to decide on a shortlist of entries. This is one of our top three […]

housesitting solution
1 Oct, 2016

David the Dogman debates – housesitting solution or kennels

The housesitting or pet-sitting solution becomes the right solution for some pet owners in the most unexpected ways. ‘David the Dogman‘ dog trainer with some 50 years experience shares his story of Boy Boy one of his favourite dogs.  He explains how he chose him, trained him and how when he was left at a […]

17 Sep, 2016

Housesit Match has been a perfect fit for us

One of our Housesit Match homeowners very kindly sent us a blog describing how she believes our housesitting platform has been a good fit or ‘match’ for her and her husband and their pets. So as a way to share her housesit story, and perhaps encourage other home and pet owners to step forward and […]