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13 Digital Nomad Podcasts (We Love to Listen Too!)

Do you need an information fix? Want to find out how to create an online business for some passive income? Or become a location-independent remote worker? We’ve got you covered today with our digital nomad podcast list. But First, What is a Digital Nomad? To live a digital nomad life is to be someone who …

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Interview With Intrepid Travelers and House Sitters – Kate and Dave

Recently, we had a chat with Kate. She travels with her partner Dave! They have done over 40 housesits around the world! They have spent months house sitting in Hawaii (the dream!!) Find out how they got started and where they will be heading next! Tell us a little bit about yourself – who are …

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House Sitting in London (How to Get Started + Our Experience)

It was back in 2015 that we very first started house sitting in London. We moved to London to do the classic Kiwi/Aussie 2 year visa stint. While we were there one of ours friends was house sitting in Mayfair. It was an incredible house looking after a poodle. We had never heard of house …

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Living in Greece (The Pros and Cons For Moving to Greece)

Known for its history, culture and beautiful sights. It’s no wonder Greece is one of the top destinations in the world! But what about living there? Greece can be a fantastic place to live as an expat. But, there are many things to consider when you’re moving to a different country.  Have a read of …

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Pros And Cons To Living In Spain (The ESSENTIALS)

Spain is a delightful part of Western Europe.  And if you want to move overseas it can be a fantastic spot for expats.  Still not convinced? We’ve put together some pros and cons of living in this fantastic country.  Not every country is right for everyone and we’ll help you figure out whether Spain is …

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15 Digital Nomad Blogs (You HAVE To Follow NOW)

Ready to embrace digital nomadism and join a community of travelers? There are plenty of blogs out there if you want to be an adventure traveler. Alternatively, maybe you just want to see the world and wind down in some relaxing cities.  These blogs are perfect for learning about digital nomad businesses and adventures.  So …

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How to House Sit With Your Own Pets (+ Where to Find These Assignments)

Housesitting is a fantastic opportunity. When your a house sitter you spend time in areas you may never normally see while saving on accommodation. Add to that some animal cuddles, and you have a very pleasant travel experience indeed. But what if you are traveling with your own furry friend?  There are some house-sitting sites …

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Interview With Part Time House Sitters – Moz and Jay

Recently, we had a chat with Moz. She travels with her partner Jay and they house sit around the world together! They sold all their possessions and now just have 70kgs between them! Basing themselves out of the spectacular Mauritius, find out how they got started as house sitters and where they are headed next! …

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House Sitting Family of 3 | Overlanding and House Sitting | Interview With Linda from Itchy Feet Overland.

Recently, we had a chat with Linda. She travels with her husband and son in a Land Rover Defender and they are house sitting along the way! Find out how they sold all their home and belongings and set off to explore the world! Tell us a little bit about yourself – who are you, …

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20 ESSENTIAL Pros and Cons Of Living In Mexico

Mexico is a fantastic ex-pat destination.  And by living there you’ll get to experience everything it has to offer.  It’s also important to consider the pros and cons of moving to this part of Latin America.  Adapting to a new country can be challenging and there are lots of things to weigh up.  Have a …

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22 Pros And Cons Of Retiring In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations in the world to retire.  It is a favorite among American expats looking to retire overseas. And we can see why! But, choosing where you retire is an important decision.  It’s essential to look at not only the pros, but also the cons of moving to …

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22 Essential Pros and Cons of Living in Hawaii (You NEED To Know These)

Thinking about embracing the tropical island life? You’re not the only one.  Hawaii is an incredible state that has so much to offer for people looking to live there.  But moving states (and across oceans) is a big decision. It is crucial to weigh up the pros and cons to decide if Hawaii is the …

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20 Pros And Cons of Living in Australia

Thinking about making a move to the land down under? You’re not alone.  With its easy-going people, sunny weather and beautiful beaches Australia is a great place to live.  But, moving country is a big life change and there are a lot of things to consider. Have a read of the article below to find …

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24 Pros And Cons Of Living In Italy (The ESSENTIALS You Should Know)

Italy is one of the most enjoyable, cultural, and fascinating countries in the world.  Thinking of living there? You’ve made a wise choice.  We’ve put together the important pros and cons if you’re thinking about moving.  Have a read of the guide below and work out if living there is the best thing for you.  …

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11 AWESOME Cheap Alternatives To Hostels

Hostels provide cheap accommodation for both travelers and students. They also are affordable. But what if you don’t want to share your hostel dorm with total strangers or you believe they are youth hostels? If you want some level of privacy, you may need to look for other alternatives to hostels in places you plan …

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Full Time House Sitter and Van Lifer | Interview With Kelly from Airnbeast

Recently, we had a chat with Kelly. She provides an epic service called Airnbeast. Not only does she do travel Canada in her campervan house sitting, she also gives business owners the chance to have a holiday whilst she keeps it running for them. Read on to find out how she ended up caring for …

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Full Time House Sitter & Nomadic Traveler | Interview With Andreas Moser

Recently, we had a chat with Andreas. He has had an incredible journey as a full-time house sitter and nomadic traveler. He has over 19 house sits under his belt! Read on to find out how he almost ended up caring for 6 snakes as well as getting stuck on an island for 3 months! …

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13 Cheap Alternatives To Hotels (You Will Have NEVER Heard of Some of These)

Hotel accommodation is expensive! Especially for travellers looking to save money or travel for longer Fortunately, there are many affordable hotel alternatives that provide an authentic travel experience. From house-sitting to hostels to house swapping! Knowing where to look can keep your travel expenses low. Discover the many alternatives to hotels that you may never …

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How Much to Charge for House Sitting (+Averages Rates for House Sitting)

If you’re considering becoming a professional house sitter, you may be wondering how much to charge for your services. Some sites like House Sitters America offer accommodation in exchange for your services. Although unpaid housesitting gigs can be great for travel enthusiasts, you’ll want to get paid if this is your chosen profession. So how …

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Trusted House Sitters Tiered Membership Plans (We Look at the 3 Levels)

House sitting has been a growing trend among pet sitters and homeowners.For concerned pet parents looking to go out of town, they’re faced with a dilemma: how to find a reliable house sitter to care for their fur babies while they’re away. Pet lovers yearning to travel can become house sitters and provide pet care …

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Guide to Luxury House Sitting (5 Simple Steps)

Who wouldn’t love to stay in luxurious homes around the world? With house sitting websites, you can find pet sitting jobs in exotic places like Costa Rica, Bali, and Catalonia.  Imagine living in a mansion-like home or beach-front house for weeks or even months. Not to mention, you’ll get to stay at these wonderful places …

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How To Gain A Dogs Trust (6 Simple Steps)

Dogs are lovable and affectionate creatures that can become your friend for years to come. A canine companion can play, cuddle and give you kisses.  However, some dogs won’t trust you immediately. Whether you’re adopting a shy shelter dog or interacting with the neighbor’s pup, learning to gain a dog’s trust is an essential skill …

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How Much To Pay A House Sitter (4 Factors to Consider)

Going on a vacation or away on a business trip for a long period of time? You’ll need to find a pet sitter to take care of your fur baby. But you may be unsure about the appropriate amount to pay for house sitter services.  In this guide, we’ll share the biggest factors to consider …

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Pet Sitter Instructions (Free Printable Templates)

Are you leaving town but worried about your pup? We’ve created a pet sitter instructions template so that everything runs smoothly while you’re gone. Providing comprehensive instructions for your dog sitter ensures they can properly care for your pet and show them a good time. Pet Sitter Instructions Template (Printable) Below are the instruction templates …

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Dog Sitting Rates (See What The Average Cost Is)

Running a pet care business can be an exciting endeavor. One of the most important aspects of a successful business is charging a fair price.  You could have many happy clients, but it’ll only be stressful if you struggle to cover your expenses. At the same time, charging too high might be unreasonable for some …

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House Sitting Digital Nomad | Interview With Chelsea Arganbright

Recently, we had a chat with Chelsea. She is an incredible woman who has lived in Australia, London, Spain, Mexico, and Central America. She has over 35 house sits under her belt and we can’t wait to share her house sitting adventures with you. Tell us a little bit about yourself – who are you, …

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House Sitting Agreement (Do You Need One? + Templates to Use)

Whether you’re a pet owner or a house sitter looking to care for homes and animals you may want to use a house sitting agreement. House sitting is a mutual agreement where the property owner allows the sitter to live in their property for the allotted time. In exchange, the sitter is responsible for the …

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How to Find a Pet Sitter (Learn to Find A Reliable and Trustworthy Sitter)

There are many ways to find a pet sitter for your precious fur baby. Whether you’re planning to travel out-of-town or returning to work, you may be looking for pet sitting services.  But should you opt for a pet sitter or send your pet to a doggy daycare or boarding facility? Pet sitting services are …

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How to Find a House Sitter (Who is Reliable and Trustworthy in 9 Simple Steps)

If you’re planning a vacation or leaving your home for a long-term trip, finding the perfect housesitter is important. In this guide, we will share how to find professional house sitters who can take care of pets and keep your house safe while you’re away.  1. Plan Ahead of Time Don’t wait until the last …

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House Sitting Family of 5 | Interview With The Teeples

Recently, we had a chat with Lance. With his family of 5, they house sit around the USA! They travel from house sit to house sit in their 5 wheel trailer and are ready to share their house-sitting adventures with us! Tell us a little bit about your family – who are you, where are …

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Cythina from The Journal of Nomads | 10 Years of Full Time Nomadic Travel!

Recently, we had a chat with Cynthia from Journal of Nomads! She has been traveling the world for the past 10 years! She runs incredible tours across Kyrgyzstan and has even cared for a turkey in Turkey! Let’s find out more about her adventures! Tell us a little bit about yourselves– who are you, where …

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6 Super Simple Ways to Make Money While Travelling or House Sitting

If you want to travel full-time as a house sitter, you might need to find work that fits YOUR schedule! As a house sitter, you can certainly earn a decent living. But they are so many other ways to earn a great income while traveling. Below you will see ways we used to earn an …

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5 Ways To Protect Your Home While You’re On Vacation

One of the worst things that can ruin your vacation is the constant worry that you’ve left your house completely unprotected. Assume you’re relaxing on a beach somewhere overseas when your mind wanders to whether or not someone has broken into your house. Is there a way to know for sure? And is there a …

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Interview With Malina Padgett | Full-Time Digital Nomad & House Sitter

Recently, we had a chat with Malina, she has traveled the world as a full-time digital nomad and house sitter! Tell us a little bit about yourself– who are you, where are you from, for, do you do it full-time or sporadicallyI’m a full time housesitter and digital nomad, photographer, creative freelancer, and UI/UX designer. …

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How to Find Cheap & Free Accommodation (5 Simple Ways)

Do you want to travel on a budget? While there are cheap hotels, it’s not the only cheap travel accommodation that exists. Continue reading on to find out all about the other options that exist for low-cost accommodation. And in some cases, you can even score completely free accommodation. We’re not kidding! 1. Offer to …

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Nina and Helon from The Minimalist Ninja | 18+ House Sits Around The World!

Recently, we had a chat with Nina and Helon from the Minimalist Ninja! They have traveled the world and completed over 18 house sits. Including an epic one in Barcelona looking after two Maine Coones (our favorite type of cat!) Let’s find out more about their adventures! Tell us a little bit about yourselves– who …

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Sabrina from The Just One Way Ticket | 50+ House Sits Around The World!

Recently, we had a chat with Sabrina from Just One Way Ticket! She has traveled the world and completed over 50 house sits! At the moment she living in Bali and ready to tell us all about her house-sitting adventures! Tell us a little bit about yourself– who are you, where are you from, for, …

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The Benefits of House Sitting (For House Sitters)

We have been house-sitting for years. We very often get asked why we do it, how it works and what the benefits are. House sitting is a unique way of life, a bit different from the norm. However, the house sitting lifestyle has many benefits for the house sitter that keeps us keen and motivated. …

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How to Become a Long-Term House Sitter – Long Term House Sitting Guide

Long-term house sitting is best suited to those who are full-time travelers, remote workers, digital nomads or retirees. Long-term house sitting is generally when you look after someone’s home for 6 months or longer. We have seen long-term house sitting assignments offered from 6 months up to 5 years in some cases.  Long-term house sitting …

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What You Need to Know Before House Sitting in Australia

Although we started house-sitting while living abroad in the UK, we have spent over 2 years house sitting in Australia.  Brittnay is originally from Melbourne, so between traveling stints, we have settled in Melbourne to visit family, plan our next trip, and house sit! In Australia we have looked after over 25 homes, so I think …

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Mr and Mrs Adventure from YouTube – Vanlife to House Sitting | House Sitting Stories

Recently, we had a chat with the popular vanlife couple from YouTube!! Mr and Mrs Adventure! They have have been traveling the world and sharing it with their 75k followers on YouTube. However they made the jump to house sitting while back in the US due to the pandemic. Find out they managed to land …

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House Sitting Etiquette – What Do House Sitters Do (And Don’t Do +BONUS House Sitting Guidelines)??

House sitting of the most rewarding and exciting experiences for travelers. In this post, we are going to look into what the do’s and don’t of house sitting are as well as some house-sitting guidelines. We will go into; what to expect on a house sit, what you need to ask, and discuss with the …

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Everything You Need to Know About House Sitting for Snowbirds in Winter

There are plenty of different ways people like to spend their lives. Some spend their lives living in one place, while others like to spend their lives chasing their favorite seasons.  There are many reasons for this. Some people like to spend their retirement staying in warmer climates to escape the cold. This creates a …

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House Sitting Stories | Natalie from Melbourne

Recently, we had a chat with a house sitter named Natalie from Melbourne, Australia. She shared some wonderful pictures of her adventures and how she pets sits her way around Melbourne without applying for any house sitting jobs Tell us a little bit about yourself– who are you, where are you from, for, do you …

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House Sitting in Florida During a Cyclone | Authentic Food Quest

Recently, we sat down the with Claire and Rosemary from Authentic Food Quest. They shared some incredible adventures such as spending 6 months house sitting and eating their way through Greece, surviving a house sit in Florida during a Hurricane! Want to know some of Rosemary Claires top tips to landing house sits? Make sure you …

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How to Find More House Sitting Jobs in 2022 (Our 12 Strategies)

If you think that house-sitting jobs will just appear, unfortunately, you’re dreaming. You need to put in the effort and create a great profile, send in house sit applications and then follow them up.  If you are new to house sitting or just wondering how to keep landing dream house sitting jobs time and time …

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House Sitting in Costa Rica | Talon AKA 1Dad1Kid

Recently, we sat down with Talon from 1Dad1Kid. He shared some incredible adventures such as caring for monkeys while house sitting in Costa Rica and looking after a beautiful Moroccan riad and wonder what his favourite house sit was? You have to find out at the end of the interview! If you are looking for house …

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House Sitting Stories | Hyekyong & Jordi AKA The Lifetime Travelmates

Recently, we sat down with The Lifetime Travelmates Hyekyong & Jordi. A full-time traveling / house sitting sitting couple. In this interview we talk about traveling, Youtube, house sitting, how the pandemic has affected their lifestyle, and much, much more! House Sitting Travellers The Lifetime Travel Mates Hyekyong & Jordi Tell us a little bit …

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House Sitting Stories | George & Michell AKA The Real House Sitters

Recently we had a chat with house-sitting couple George and Michell AKA ‘The Real House Sitters‘. We took a deep dive into the when, what where and why of their house-sitting journey! Tell us a little bit about yourselves – who are you, where are you from, for, do you housesit full-time or sporadically? We …

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House Sitting Stories | The Petsitboys House Sitting Couple

Recently, we sat down the Petsitboys. A full-time retired pet sitting couple. In this interview we talk about traveling, house sitting in Australia, how the pandemic has affected their lifestyle, and much, much more! Tell us a little bit about yourselves – who are you, where are you from, do you housesit full-time or sporadically? We …

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House Sitting Stories | Suze & Chris from Kent, England

We love hearing stories from others who live a similar life to us. In September 2020, we chatted with Suze and Chris a house-sitting couple from Kent, England! Read on to find out about their adventures in caring for tortoises, bearded dragons alpacas, donkeys, and geckos as well as spending Chris’s 30th birthday in Iceland! …

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House Sitting Stories | Sam & Vern from New York

We love hearing stories from others who live a similar life to us. In September 2020, we chatted with Sam and Vern a house-sitting couple from New York! Read on to find out about the off-grid solar-powered house in the Caribbean with 17 animals they cared for! Hey Guys! Tell us a little bit about …

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House Sitting Stories | Fran and Marco

We love hearing stories from others who live a similar life to us. In September 2020, we chatted with Fran and Marco a house-sitting couple from Argentina and the Philippines! We learned about their way of life, how they ended up house-sitting in Alaska with a bird how enjoyed watching movies! Hey Guys! Tell us …

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House Sitting Stories | Sarah and Nate From Portland Oregon

We love hearing stories from others who live a similar life to us. In July 2020, we chatted with Sarah and Nate a house sitting couple from Portland, Oregon! We learnt about their way of life, how they ended up helping raising goats and how COVID has effected their house sitting plans and much much …

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House Sitting Stories | Caro & Emi from Argentina

In July 2020, we chatted with Caro and Emi a couple from Argentina! We learned about their lives as house sitters including traveling from Japan to Europe via land! Tell us a little bit about yourself– who are you, where are you from, for, do you do it full-time or sporadicallyHi!! We are Caro & …

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House Sitting Stories | Amy and Jordan from @amykhornsby

Recently, we chatted with Amy from @amykhornsby, we learnt about her life as a house sitter including learning how to care for bees and a cat who enjoyed walks through the Swiss Alps with Jordan (Amy’s other half) and herself! Tell Us A Little Bit About Yourself– Who Are You, Where Are You From, For, …

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House Sitting Stories | Clare from @claresitsdogs

Recently, we chatted with Clare from @claresitsdogs, we learned about her 50+ house sits which includes a house sit in a small village in Sweden. Find out how she took a pooch from couch to 5k and what she is up to next! Tell us a Little Bit About Yourself– who are you, where are …

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House Sitting Stories | The OilyTravelers House Sitting Family

Recently, we sat down the TheOilyTravelers house sitting family to talk about traveling, travel-schooling, house sitting, and living an amazing alternative lifestyle. The OilyTravelers House Sitting Family Interview Tell us a Little Bit About Your Family Hi Brittany & Jay, we are ‘TheOilyTravelers’, a full-time traveling family from Canada. Jamie Joseph, Brantley 6, and Emmerson …

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House Sitting Experiences: Boat Sitting in The Caribbean

I had promised my family that I would go back home for Christmas for 2019. Until we got an email with the Subject line ‘this is a long shot but I need a boat sitter!’. Usually, we find all our house sits using house sitting websites. But we sometimes get emails from homeowners (or boat …

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