House Sitting

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Is There A Free Trial For Trusted House Sitters?

Are you wondering if Trusted House Sitters does a free trial? You might be excited to start house-sitting, but you’re afraid to spend too much money on a new endeavor. While this makes sense, it is important to invest in yourself! While Trusted House Sitters for over 5 years I saved over $150,000 in living …

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House Sitting + Remote Work – Interview With Erica

Recently, we had a chat with Erica. She has house sat in some incredible places including Costa Rica, Santorini and is currently in Playa Del Carma, what a life!! She has figured out how to combine house sitting with her remote job (which allows her to work from anywhere). Below you’ll find out how she …

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How Do I Become a Housesitter in The Us?

House sitting is booming in popularity. You’ve even thought about trying it yourself. How do you become a professional house sitter? What is it like to house-sit in the United States? It can be confusing trying to get started as a house sitter, so I have put together a simple guide to establish yourself as …

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How Do I Prepare My House For A Housesitter?

You booked a vacation and hired a house sitter. Now what? There’s so much to get ready for! What should you do in preparation for a sitter?  What will they need? What should the house be like when they arrive? Is it possible to be too welcoming? You don’t want to be unwelcoming. How Do …

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7 Top Spots in Greece for Digital Nomads

Greece is a great place for anyone who loves the sand and the sea. If you can work completely online, then you should consider heading to Greece! Seriously consider it because it is becoming a popular digital nomad destination. Below you’ll find out the top spots in Greece for digital nomads. Why Do Digital Nomads …

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6 Top Spots in Costa Rica for Digital Nomads

The digital nomad lifestyle is perfect for people who love slow travel and exploring a place in-depth Costa Rica is a great place for digital nomads to live and work remotely. Located in Central America, it’s not too far from the United States. And it’s quite affordable compared to many major cities in the US. …

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Pro And Cons Of Tiny House Living

Are you thinking about downsizing your living space? Tiny houses are gaining popularity as a way to simplify your life. But before you make the big move, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of tiny house living. This blog post will explore both sides to help you decide if this lifestyle suits you. …

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What Should You Not Do When House Sitting?

You’re excited to start house-sitting, but you still have a lot of questions. You think you understand your expectations. You also know you might be faced with a situation that you haven’t prepared for. What do you do when a surprise happens? Is there anything you should never do no matter what? While it’s pretty …

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House Sitting in Greece – Interview With Els

Recently, we had a chat with Els. She has jut completed two house sit in Greece and is hooked on house sitting. Below you’ll learn how Els got her start and where she will be heading next! Tell us a little bit about yourself – who are you, where are you from, for, do you …

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House Sitting in Turkey, Crete to Even Botswana! Interview With Maureen

Recently, we had a chat with Maureen. She has been house sitting in some incredible places including Turkey, Crete, Germany, all over England and Scotland, France, and Botswana. Below you’ll find out how Maureen become a house sitter and where she will be heading next! Tell us a little bit about yourself – who are …

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Do You Sleep at the House When House Sitting?

You want to start house-sitting but have a few questions. You want to get as much information as possible before getting started. Fortunately, we’re here to answer a lot of your most-asked questions! If you’re curious about where to sleep when house-sitting, we’ve got you covered. Do you sleep at the client’s house? Or can …

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Packing List for House Sitting

You’re getting ready for a house sit and you don’t know what to pack. Maybe it’s your first house-sitting gig. Maybe it’s just the first time you’ll be sitting for more than a couple of days. No matter why you’re unsure about a packing list, we’ve got you covered. This article will discuss the items …

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What Food Do You Leave for Your House Sitters?

You hired your first house sitter and are nervous about preparing for them. But you might be wondering if you need to leave food for the house sitter or not? f You want them to be comfortable. You want this to be a positive experience. It would be great if this house sitter would come …

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Can You Have Guests While House Sitting

You’re getting into house sitting because it seems like a great gig! As a new house sitter, you have a lot of questions. Can you have guests over at a customer’s house? It would be awesome to have friends come visit while you’re on the job. Follow some basic house sitter guidelines to enjoy your …

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How to Start House Sitting? A Guide for Beginners

Maybe you’ve heard a lot about house-sitting. Maybe you don’t know anything about it. Either way, you may be wondering if house-sitting is a great way to travel for free. House-sitting is a great way to make some extra money, especially if you enjoy traveling. Staying at homes will decrease travel costs since you won’t …

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How to Register for House Sitting (In 3 Simple Steps)

You’ve heard a lot of good things about full time house sitting. And you want to get in on the excitement! But where do you even start? There are so many house sitting platforms. Which ones are reliable? Which ones are worth it? And when you do find a good platform, how do you actually …

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How To Find House Sitting Assignments in 2023 (4 Simple Ways)

You want to try house sitting but aren’t exactly sure where to start. With so many house-sitting platforms, it can be tricky to pick one. What if I signed up and still can’t find any good assignments? In this article, we’ll share everything you need to know to get started. After reading this, you’ll be …

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House Sitting in Europe: 5 Easy Tips to Getting Started Now!

Looking to have some unique memories through travel experiences? You have to try house sitting in Europe! Make those travel plans a reality in the most beautiful places on earth! The French countryside drinking wine or deep in a metropolis like Berlin. Getting a housesitting job in Europe is easier than you think. Read further …

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House Sitting in Scotland, The UK and Europe – Interview With Sara

Recently, we had a chat with Sara who is originally from New Zealand (a place we love!). However Sara has been living in Scotland for almost a year house sitting! Find out how she got started and how she has managed to book over 10 house sits for the coming year! Tell us a little …

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House Sitting in Canada, Mexico and Colombia – Interview With Rebecca

Recently, we had a chat with Rebecca. After completing over 50 pet sits in Canada, Rebecca decided to become a travelling house sitter. She has now cared for homes in Mexico and Colombia! Below you’ll learn how Rebecca began her house-sitting adventure and how she landed a EPIC house sits in Mexico and Colombia Tell …

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Starting Her House-Sitting Adventure – Interview with Erika

Recently, we had a chat with Erika. After not finding her job fulfilling Erika and her husband were looking for something new. Both being avid traveler hackers, they were excited to discover house-sitting! Below you’ll learn how Erika began her house-sitting adventure and how she landed a EPIC house sits in San Fransico and London! …

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Not Sure Where You Want to House Sit? Here is How to Find Inspiration!

So you want to do some house sitting, but are you not sure where to go? I’ll show you how to use the filters on a house-sitting site to find the perfect house sit!  Search By Date Or Duration If you’re available for certain dates, the whole summer, or maybe during the Christmas holidays, you …

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50+ House Sits Around The World- Interview with Marjie and Tony

Recently, we had a chat with house-sitting couple Marjie and Tony. They have done over 50 house sits worldwide from Thailand to Belize We learn about their 5-month house sit in Portgual and 8 months of touring Australia while house sitting! Let’s jump into it and find out where they are heading next Tell us …

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How to Use Filters on Trusted House Sitters

You just paid your annual membership fee for the first time. You’re so excited to use Trusted House Sitters and find house sitting jobs! But how do you find jobs? Can you find jobs that meet your needs? We are going to explain how to use filters on Trusted House Sitters. This will allow you …

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How to Set Up Alerts on Trusted House Sitters (3 Simple Steps + Video)

Want to increase your chances of getting house sits? With this number one tip, you’ll be the first application homeowners see. This makes it more likely that they’ll reach out to you for an interview! How Do You Set Up Alerts On Trusted House Sitters? (With Video) I think setting up alerts is one of …

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12 Best International House Swapping Websites (Save BIG On Expenses)

You want to try house swapping? But you don’t know which website to use. There are so many to choose from and you don’t want to pick the wrong one! We’ll show you our favorite international house swap websites so you can make an informed decision. After reading this article, you’ll be ready to start …

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Cheapest Places To Live In Italy (21 Cities to Consider)

Want to know how to affordably live in Italy? Some cities in Europe can be really expensive! But Italy is an affordable country with some of the most beautiful cities. But you need to know how to maintain quality of life on a budget. Let’s talk about budget-friendly cities in Italy. What Are The Cheapest …

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Is It Necessary to Stay Overnight for House Sitting?

You want to start a house-sitting, but don’t want to sleep in a stranger’s house. Can you even house-sit for people if you go to your own home at bedtime? In this article, we’ll explore whether you have to stay overnight. Is It Necessary to Stay Overnight for House Sitting? It is not necessary to …

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Pros and Cons of Retiring in Portugal

You’re considering retiring in Portugal. It’s a popular place to retire. But will it work for you? Lets find out what makes Portugal an appealing place to retire. We also look at the negatives. You’ll soon be able to make an informed decision about retiring there! Pros of Retiring in Portugal Non-EU citizens can easily …

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18 Pros and Cons of Retiring in France

Do you dream of living abroad when you retire? Maybe you’re considering retiring in France. There are a lot of reasons why the French life would be great for a retiree. To learn all about the pros and cons of retiring in France, keep reading this article. Pros of Retiring in France Healthcare French healthcare …

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House Sitting in Around The World – Susan From Australia

Recently, we had a chat with Susan. Susan and her husband Gordan have been house sitting around the world! They have house sat in Cyprus, France, Italy, Bulgaria and the Greek Islands! Below you find out about their adventures in Bulgaria and the Greek Island. Susan provides some wonderful advice for getting started and the …

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10 Pros and Cons of House Sitting (These Might Suprise You)

Want to know the pros and cons of house-sitting? House-sitting is an incredible lifestyle but its has does have some cons. So below we list them all for you! The 10 Pros Of House Sitting Let us see why house sitting can be a very beneficial and life-changing experience. Make sure you read until the …

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22 Ideas for Cheap Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank

What’s your dream holiday? Is it exploring national parks with nature trails? Or beautiful beaches after eating a breakfast buffet at an all-inclusive resort. Daydreams of holidays can sometimes turn into nightmares when considering the cost. Here are some cheap vacation ideas so you can turn those daydreams into a reality… San Diego, California It …

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How Far in Advance Should I Post a Listing for My House Sit?

Have just made travel plans for your next vacation? You want to make sure to book a reliable and responsible house sitter? But wondering when to book your house sitter? Below you’ll learn the best time to put up your house sitting listing. This will help you have a successful house sitter experience. Plus you’ll …

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7 Expert Tips for Applying and Landing More House Sits

Applying for house sits can be daunting! Have you been sending out lots of applications and hearing crickets? Don’t worry we had the same problem when we started! But now we have a constant stream of homeowners requesting us to sit! So we have put together our top tips for applying and landing all of …

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Getting Your First House Sit With Trusted House Sitters (6 Expert Tips)

Ready to start house sitting? If so, it is time to create a profile with Trusted House Sitters now. Below we have our top tips to get started on the platform (and landing your first sit!) This article will ensure you secure your dream house-sitting job in no time. Sign Up to the Site The …

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How Much To Pay Friend For Dog Sitting (3 Simple Tips)

Do you have a friend who would love to care for your furry friend while you’re away? Wondering how much to pay your friend for dog sitting? Or maybe you are not sure if it is okay to ask them to care for your pet.  If you have any questions about this situation, continue reading! …

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Do You Tip Pet Sitter (Should You Do It? Plus How Much to Tip)

The act of tipping is well-known in most service industries. It can be confusing to navigate giving tips in pet-sitting industries. This is because it is less discussed! Read on to find out everything you need to know about tipping your pet sitter.  You’ll never have to worry about showing appreciation for their outstanding service.  …

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How Much Do Pet Sitters Charge (Per Hour, Day, Overnight, and Week)

Are you wondering what pet sitters charge? Several factors determine the average rates of pet care. Who will have the best pet sitting services for you? Your pet sitting needs may require a higher level of care. Look at your needs to determine which pet sitter is a good fit. Read this guide to help …

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How International House Swapping Works (Exactly What You NEED to Know)

Are you curious what house swapping? Maybe you have dreamt about living in the south of France for a few months.  Or want to visit family in another city for an extended period.  There is no need to pay for expensive accommodation.  You can try house swapping and live rent free! Below we break down …

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What Is The Going Rate For Cat Sitting

Are you heading away and need a cat sitter? You’re probably wondering how you’re going to need to pay for a sitter!  The cost depends on a few variables.  Like what level of care your cat requires and the duration of your trip.  Below we outlined all the variables you must consider.  As well as …

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Ways To Live Rent Free (13 Proven and Simple Ways to Live Rent Free)

Want to know how to live rent-free? Most people assume that paying rent is a part of life.  The truth is that several options allow you to live in a home or apartment rent or mortgage-free.  This leaves you in a HUGE surplus with which you may then fund your other financial goals. This can …

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Where To Find Paid House Sitting Jobs

Are you looking for paid house sitting jobs? Or are you wanting to understand a bit more of the process? Whatever the situation, I aim to provide a little inside knowledge.  I can give you some advice on making that dream a reality (and that will help secure one of these paid house-sitting jobs) What …

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House Sitting in Belize – Interview with Beth and Mark

Recently, we had a chat with Beth. Beth and her husband Mark have just started the digital nomad and house sitting lifestyle. But they have already manged to land an INCREDIBLE HOUSE SIT! 5 months in Belize! Beth provides some wonderful advice for getting started (her tips on applications letters are GOLDEN nuggets) Lets see …

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House Sitter Job Description – What Does A House Sitter Do?

Wondering what a house sitter job description involves? House sitters watch over homeowners’ properties and/ or animals in their absence. This ensure the house and pets are taken care of This is done in return for free accommodation, utilities, and sometimes even income – should it be agreed upon.  Keep reading to learn the detailed …

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Alternatives To Renting (34 Brilliant Ideas)

Renting is not for everyone. It can often be expensive and result in you being stuck in a long-term agreement. Wondering what else is out there? There are lots of fantastic alternatives that will have you ditching renting in no time. We’ve put together a list of options so that you can easily find something …

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Want to Try House Sitting Without Pets (How to Find These Types of Assignments)

You’re interested in house sitting, but don’t love animals.  Can you find house-sitting opportunities that don’t require pet care? Keep reading to learn if it’s possible to house sit full time without pet sitting. Can You House Sit Without Pet Sitting? Yes, you can.  Many people worry about coming home to a flooded house.  Or …

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How To Find Medium-Long Term House Sits

If you want to get into full-time house sitting, you might want to book some long-term gigs.  But competition can be fierce for these types of sites.  So below outlines how we find and land lots of long-term sits! So you don’t have to worry about packing, cleaning, and moving every week! What Is A …

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What To Ask Potential House Sitters In The Interview – For House Owners

No matter if it’s a weekend away, or a month-long trip, finding the right pet sitter is a large part of the preparation.  Allowing a stranger into your private sanctuary. And entrusting them with your beloved pets!  It can be a very daunting exercise. It takes a huge amount of trust on a homeowner’s part. …

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What To Ask Home Owners In House Sitting Interview – For House Sitters 

You have landed a house-sitting interview! Congratulations! But what should you ask?  The questions below are what we ask at all interviews.  They ensure we come across as professional and thorough. So what happens now? Read on and we’ll go through some things to consider and ask so you can head into your pet sit …

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Couchsurfing Apps (8 Options So You Start Traveling NOW)

You want to explore the world but can’t afford hotel stays. Can you still make your travel dreams happen? By couch surfing, you can cut the cost of travel and travel more often! Read this article to learn easy ways to get started. What Is Couchsurfing? Couchsurfing is a way to travel more affordably. If …

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19 Work From Home Jobs To Make $1,000+ Monthly

Working from home is appealing for many reasons! You don’t have to commute! You can spend more time with your family or even travel more! That’s why we compiled thirteen work-from-home jobs that can earn you over $1,000 a month! Read this article to find your next income source without leaving the house. Scale Your …

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Is House Sitting A Good Job (12 Reasons House Sitting is The Best Job EVER!)

House sitting is a concept that’s been around for a while.  But it’s become increasingly more popular. For myself, it’s been eye-opening and a wonderful way to scratch the travel itch!  Not only is there the fabulous opportunity of accommodation with all the mod cons, but endless pet cuddles! If you don’t have any experience …

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Strategies For Cheap Business Class Seats (9 Secrets Hacks)

Envious of first-class and business class flyers boarding the plane early? Or wonder what happens behind the curtains while bottles of champagne are being Of course, the price difference can be exponential from an economy ticket but this doesn’t mean you are always left out. Cheap business class flights are attainable with a bit of …

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House Sitting For Families (Where to Find Family Friendly Sits)

Do you want to try house sitting with your family? It’s actually every common for families But how do you find appropriate assignments? Don’t worry below you see the site which allow you to search for family friendly house sits. Plus you’ll see the benefits are there for housesitters as a family The Benefits Of …

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House Sitting For The Rich And Famous (6 Tips to Get Started Now)

Many people watch reality television and wish they could live like celebrities. Living in their sprawling mansions with breathtaking ocean views. Although most of us may never come close to knowing what it’s like to live that lifestyle. But you can become a house sitter to get a taste of their lifestyle. If you are …

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Want to Visit Hawaii for Free? Tips for House Sitting In Hawaii

Hawaii is an amazing place for a holiday.  With beautiful weather and a relaxed lifestyle, it will be sure to rejuvenate you.  But it can be expensive to visit Hawaii! House sitting is perfect if you’re a budget traveler or looking for something different! There are many benefits of house sitting and pet sitting (including …

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