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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? 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 when determining cost estimates and the

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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)

Whether you’re planning to travel out-of-town or return to work, you may be looking for pet sitting services. There are many ways to find a pet sitter for your precious fur baby. But should you opt for a pet sitter or send your pet to a doggy day care 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? Below are five super easy methods for finding budget-friendly and even free places to stay. From travel hacks to insider tips, this guide will ensure you get to explore the world without breaking the bank 1. Offer to House Sit Many people often put off their travel

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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 (Finding 1+ Month House Sits)

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

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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 2024 (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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TrustedHousesitters Review: (6 Years of Using This Site)

Are you looking at starting house sitting but don’t quite know what site to sign up too? This Trusted House Sitters review is for you then! We have been using the platform since 2015 and have had lots of experience using it. We know the good, and the not so good about the site.

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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 and house sitting family from Canada. Jamie Joseph, Brantley

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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 or house sitter, 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

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House Sitting References Guide For Beginners

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 60 homes all around the world, so we have

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How to get Free Rent in Exchange for House Sitting

Have you ever wondered how to reduce or eliminate your living costs and live for free? House sitting could be the answer! When you house-sit you can get free rent in exchange for looking after a homeowner’s home and/or pets. When we first started house-sitting back in 2016. We would get strange looks when told

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How to Become a House Sitter In Greece

The top of this post is about our experience house sitting in Greece as well as getting started as one (if your interested) – 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

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House Sitting Experiences: House Sitting Spain

The middle part of post is our experience house sitting in Spain. If you are looking for house sitting opportunities in Spain, please see below 🙂 Do You Want To House Sit in Spain or Barcelona? We found the best sites for finding house sitting assignments in Barcelona was Trusted House Sitters. If you want

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House Sitting in France – Our Experience House Sitting Through France

The middle of this post is our experience house sitting in France (spoiler, we loved it!) If you are looking for house sitting opportunities in France, please see below At the start of 2019, we devised a plan to house-sit our way through Europe for the summer. I was house-sitting in Thailand then, and Brittnay was house-sitting

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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 by clicking the green button. 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

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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 retiring or house sitting in Portugal. We hope this gives you an insight to what your experience could be like!  If house sitting sounds

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Why Should You Hire A Pet Sitter? (Is It Better for Your Pets?)

We all need a holiday, and sadly sometimes we can’t take our pets with us. One of the issues many pet owners face is where to leave their pets. Do you leave your dog in kennels or your cat at a cattery? Do you ask a friend to mind them for you or leave them

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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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