What is housesitting? Q&A with Founder of HouseSitMatch

29 Jun, 2019

What is housesitting? Q&A with Founder of HouseSitMatch

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Occasionally, Lamia Walker our founder is asked to take part in an interview about how and why she founded HouseSitMatch.com and to explain ‘What is Housesitting’. Recently, Lamia was asked to take part in her first Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn more about housesitting and how it benefits both housesitters and pet and homeowners.  Here is a summary of the Questions and Answers offered in the main discussion. Thanks for reading.

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Lamia housesitting in Cornwall, UK

What is housesitting?

2019 06 27 – TWITTER Q & A – With @eggwhisk aka Simon Barry

Q1 –  Please introduce yourself to the group @Housesitmatch  #EngagORS

A1 – My name is Lamia Walker, I’m the Founder of @Housesitmatch the fantastically friendly international housesitting network – an ideal job for someone who loves travel and pets! By starting Housesitmatch.com I created my own perfect job and I can help others too – 2 life ambitions realised #EngagORS


Q2  – I’m intrigued about what housesitting is, what is it? @Housesitmatch #EngageORS

A2 – It is best to think of Housesitting as an exchange of services where a pet / homeowner needs someone to care for property and pets they offer sitters free accommodation in exchange for free home and pet care. It’s a win-win! #EngagORS

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Q3  – What are the benefits for a homeowner and a housesitter? @Housesitmatch #EngageORS

A3 – The benefits of housesitting for a homeowner is that your pets are cared for at home their routines unchanged and your property is occupied for security -all for free! No money changes hands. For housesitters they can travel to new locations and exchange their services for free accommodation. Just need to join our network. #EngagORS


Q4. – A lot of housesitting seems to be involve looking after pets, why is this? @housesitmatch #EngagORS

A4 – Pet owners would mostly prefer for their pets to remain at home if at all possible, and pet care can be expensive. Finding pet-loving, checked free housesitters can save £1,000s. Having resident sitters has the added benefit of the security of an occupied home while you are away #EngagORS

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Alex dogsitting for Daisy and Amber
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Elizabeth housesitting in Oxfordshire UK








Q5. – Why did you choose to start your company? @Housesitmatch #EngagORS

A5 – I’ve had pets, run a household with kids spending lots of money on child & petcare over the years. Finding petsitters is a nightmare especially in kid’s holidays. I heard about housesitting as an exchange of services and honestly the penny dropped. I could help my household and others too – saving money & keeping pets and homes safe! #EngagORS


Q6. – How do you ensure that the homeowner’s property and pets are looked after? @Housesitmatch #EngagORS

A6 – Firstly all members are ID checked including homeowners. And so we also police and background check sitters. Whatismore sitters have a vested interest in ensuring homeowners are happy because they earn reviews for each housesit and that gives them a better profile which helps them secure more housesitting opportunities. Read our Trustpilot reviews https://www.housesitmatch.com/testimonials #EngagORS

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Puppies & young pets are better cared for at home

We manage our business @eggwhisk ! And help when needed @HouseSitMatch #EngagORS thanks for the discussion yesterday. Great questions #entrepreneur #Entrepreneurship #startup


Q7. – If anyone is thinking of housesitting why should they do it? @Housesitmatch #EngagORS

A7 – Look everyone has different motivations for housesitting. I love it because I experience a new location from a living neighbourhood. Live like a local and get tips for what to see and do from the locals. It is also a friendly way to see the world, you make new chums along the way, looking after the home you are living in while you stay – fun! Here’s a video by a couple of our fill time housesitters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w963Ol2SZ_I who clearly love what they do #EngagORS

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What is housesitting in a short video


Q8. – Where can we find more about you online? @Housesitmatch #EngagORS

A8 – To find out more about what it is to housesit, please check out our website www.housesitmatch.com because that’s where you will find all kinds of housesitting opportunities, listed housesitters and blogs that tell you real life stories of housesit matches we have facilitated #EngagORS


Q9. – And s0 any final words of wisdom or thoughts? @Housesitmatch #EngagORS #ThursdayThoughts

A9 – So it’s always good to try something new at least once a month to keep ourselves alive. Try housesitting Join www.Housesitmatch.com as either a housesitter or a pet homeowner. Either way we guarantee we’ll save you money and you’ll make new friends in fun places. Go on @eggwhisk Get online and give it a go! #EngagORS #ThursdayThoughts

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