What to do while housesitting

27 Jan, 2022

What to do while housesitting

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As a would be housesitter you might wondering – what might I do while housesitting? Well there are so many opportunities as any experienced house and petsitter will tell you. What is more you can travel the world on a fixed budget and even earn while you are on the go. Read on to get some top tips.

Things you can do while housesitting

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Cooking with local ingredients is a good way to try local recipes

House-sitting is a great way to get out there and see all the world has to offer while also sometimes getting paid and helping homeowners feel safe. 

Although you will be spending a lot of your house-sitting time exploring the new location you find yourself in and hitting the local tourist attractions, but house-sitting is also a job and you do need to be around often to ensure all is well. So, what do you do when you’re doing the sitting part? Here are some fun ideas you might want to try:

 – Start a blog about your experience

Traveling the world house-sitting is a lifestyle that most people have not experienced before, so there is plenty of scope to start a blog telling people what it is all about and maybe writing about the cool local attractions you visit. You may even be able to earn some additional money if your blog takes off, and of course, you can use your blog to help you secure more house-sitting jobs in the future too!

– Explore the local area and local curiosities

One of the really fun things about housesitting is the opportunity to ask your hosts to be your specialist local guides. They can suggest many places to visit, eateries that are typical of the area and good value and wonderful places to walk through and discover for free. Housesitting gives that local insight that a normal package holiday might not. You’ll get the inside track on how to live like a local.

 – Stream a new show

Providing the home you are staying in has a decent internet connection, like this full fibre 900 broadband package, you can have a lot of fun simply spending some time steaming that addictive new show on Netflix or checking out old shows you used to love on Hulu. Microwave some popcorn, check the house is secure, and veg out for a while because sometimes that is exactly what you need to do.

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The pets will love it if you play with them

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– Play with the pets

If the house you are housesitting is also home to more than one pet take a more active role. Instead of just ensuring that their basic needs are met, be proactive and find out more about them. For example, you can have a lot of fun playing frisbee with a dog.  or teaching a hamster a cool new trick to impress its owner with when they get back, and it’s a great way to kill some time when you’re at home.

– Cook a local dish

One of the benefits of house-sitting, when you are traveling, is that you have access to an actual kitchen, so why not take full advantage of that by learning how to cook a few new dishes, perhaps inspired by the country or city you are staying in? Just make sure you leave the kitchen as you found it!

– Freelance your time

If house-sitting isn’t paying the bills, why not sign up for freelancer work. Whether you’re a great writer a fantastic web designer or someone who has a knack for translating important documents into other languages, you an work online. There are so many jobs you can do remotely these days. So much so that you can always earn some extra money while house-sitting if you are that way inclined. Actually, it can be a lot more fun than you might imagine.

Summary – What you can do while housesitting

If you earn money freelancing while housesitting you can justify spending a little more on local activities. It’ll be even more fun when you can use your earnings to explore the local area with a little more panache! 

As you can seek house-sitting can always be even more fun, you just have to take the time to make it so!

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