House Sitting

A one stop shop to find all of our helpful house sitting guides and information.

 

 

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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House Sitting New Zealand: Our Experiences and How You Can Too!

I am originally from New Zealand, however it has been 10 years since I have lived there. Over the past decade, I have always tried to visit home every now and then, but it’s been hard because New Zealand is so far away….. from everywhere!! House sitting has made it far more possible to go …

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The House Sitters Guide To Handover Days (+ Bonus House Sitting Checklist)

So you have landed a new house sit, congratulations! If your still looking make sure you have a look at the best house-sitting websites! Handover day is one of the most important tasks for both the homeowner and the house sitter. It is on handover day that you will have your last opportunity to find …

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House Sitting References Guide For Beginners (Updated August 2022)

As a house sitter references are very important. It is one of the most important things for homeowners when considering you for a house sit or boat sitting job. Which, unfortunately, can make things quite difficult when you are starting out. We have looked after almost 40 homes all around the world, so we have …

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How to get Free Rent in Exchange for House Sitting (Updated August 2022)

Have you ever wondered how to reduce or eliminate your living costs and live for free? House sitting could be the answer! You receive free rent in exchange for looking after a homeowner’s home and pets while they are away on business or holiday. We first started house sitting back in 2016. For the first …

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House Sitting Experience: House Sitting Greece

The top of this post is about our experience house sitting in Greece – If you are looking for house sitting opportunities in Greece please head to the bottom of this post! Greece was the final destination on our European house-sitting road trip. We had started off in the UK, here we purchased a camper van and …

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House Sitting in France – Our Experience House Sitting Through France

If you are looking for house sitting opportunities in France please jump straight to the bottom of this post. At the start of 2019, we came up with a plan. That plan was to house sit our way through Europe for the summer. I was house-sitting in Thailand at the time, and Brittnay was house-sitting back home …

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House Sitting In Italy – Our Experience House Sitting in Rome and Lake Como

If you are looking for house sitting opportunities in Italy please jump straight to the bottom of this post. We recently had the pleasure of house sitting in Italy. Previous to house sitting in Italy, we had looked after homes in the UK, France and Spain. At the start of April we had purchased a little camper van …

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First Hand Experience – House Sitting Portugal

This article is first hand experience from Karyll Browne. It outlines what it is like to house sit in Almocageme, Portugal – This article is for those who are interested in house sitting in Portugal. We hope this gives you an insight to what your experience could be like!  If house sitting sounds like the …

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How to Start International House Sitting in 2022 (Updated August 2022)

Do you want to be an international house sitter? I’m sure we are not the only ones out there who wanted to start house-sitting to see the world. Well, not just to see the world, but to see the world as it is meant to be seen – like a local. International house sitting gives …

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Pet Sitting Tips: Picking the Service That’s Right for You

We’ve traveled the world as house and pet sitters and we’ve tried a number of services to maximise our chances of securing positions. But signing up to lots of house and pet sitting services doesn’t always mean that you’re getting the best exposure as a sitter, and it can prove quite costly. There are a …

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6 Potential Maintenance Tasks For House Sitters (What Can They Do?)

When you sign up for a house-sitting job, you’re committing to take care of a person’s house. For some house sitters, they can be unsure of what tasks are expected from them. Each homeowner likely has different needs and expectations so much sure you have a conversation with them about it. Some the owner may …

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Why We Love House Sitting and How It Has Allowed Us to Travel The World

House sitting, to some it’s is a new and quite strange concept. More often or not it’s a stranger staying in your house, looking after all of your things and on most occasions your most prized possessions, your pets. It’s an idea that is rapidly gaining momentum and is becoming the preferred method of having …

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